Galilee in the Late Second Temple and Mishnaic Periods, Volume 2

The Archaeological Record from Cities, Towns, and Villages
Author: David A Fiensy,James Riley Strange
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1506401953
Category: Religion
Page: 486
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This second of two volumes on Galilee in the Late Second Temple and Mishnaic Periods focuses on the site excavations of towns and villages and what these excavations may tell us about the history of settlement in this important period. The important site at Sepphoris is treated with four short articles, while the rest of the articles focus on a single site and include site plans, diagrams, maps, photographs of artifacts and structures, and extensive bibliographic listings. The articles in the volume have been written by an international group of experts on Galilee in this period: Christians, Jews, and secular scholars, many of whom are also regular participants in the twenty site excavations featured in the volume. The volume also features detailed maps of Galilee, a gallery of color images, timelines related to the period, and helpful indices. Together with Volume 1: Life, Culture, and Society, this volume provides the latest word of these topics for the expert and nonexpert alike.

Galilee in the Late Second Temple and Mishnaic Periods

Life, Culture, and Society
Author: David A. Fiensy,James Riley Strange
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN: 1451466749
Category: Religion
Page: 411
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This first of two volumes on ancient Galilee provides general surveys of modern studies of Galilee and of Galilean history followed by specialized studies on taxation, ethnicity, religious practices, road system, trade and markets, education, health, village life, houses, and the urban-rural ivide. The volume draws on the expertise of archaeologists, historians, biblical scholars, and social-science interpreters; Christians, Jews, and secular scholars; North Americans, Europeans, and Israelis; and those who have devoted a significant amount of time and energy in this research, especially those who have excavated in Galilee for many years. A key goal of this volume and its companion volume devoted to the archaeological record of towns and villages is to make this information easily accessible to New Testament scholars and Mishnah scholars not familiar with these materials while also usable to the average interested reader. Includes several images, figures, charts, and maps.

Galilee in the Late Second Temple and Mishnaic Periods, Volume 1

Life, Culture, and Society
Author: David A. Fiensy ,James Riley Strange
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1451489587
Category: Religion
Page: 352
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This first of two volumes on ancient Galilee provides general surveys of modern studies of Galilee and of Galilean history followed by specialized studies on taxation, ethnicity, religious practices, road system, trade and markets, education, health, village life, houses, and the urban-rural divide. The volume draws on the expertise of archaeologists, historians, biblical scholars, and social-science interpreters; Christians, Jews, and secular scholars; North Americans, Europeans, and Israelis; and those who have devoted a significant amount of time and energy in this research, especially those who have excavated in Galilee for many years. A key goal of this volume and its companion volume devoted to the archaeological record of towns and villages is to make this information easily accessible to New Testament scholars and Mishnah scholars not familiar with these materials while also usable to the average interested reader. Includes several images, figures, charts, and maps.

Galilee in the Late Second Temple and Mishnaic Periods

The archaeological record from cities, towns, and villages
Author: David A. Fiensy,James Riley Strange
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781451467420
Category: Religion
Page: 467
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Volume 1: "Drawing on the expertise of archaeologists, historians, biblical scholars, and social-science interpreters who have devoted a significant amount of time and energy in the research of ancient Galilee, this accessible volume includes modern general studies of Galilee and of Galilean history, as well as specialized studies on taxation, ethnicity, religious practices, road systems, trade and markets, education, health, village life, houses, and the urban-rural divide."--

Surprised by Jesus

His Agenda for Changing Everything in A.D. 30 and Today
Author: Tim Stafford
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830833405
Category: Religion
Page: 253
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Tim Stafford takes us behind two-dimensional images of Jesus by unearthing the specific historical and cultural situation of Jesus' day. He claims that what Jesus said and did was profoundly influenced by these factors. In fact, he says that Jesus meant to change things far more profoundly in his day and ours than we can ever imagine.

Insights from Archaeology


Author: David A. Fiensy
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1506401082
Category: Religion
Page: 188
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Each volume in the Insights series presents discoveries and insights into biblical texts from a particular approach or perspective in current scholarship. Accessible and appealing to today’s students, each Insight volume discusses: • how this method, approach, or strategy was first developed and how its application has changed over time; • what current questions arise from its use; • what enduring insights it has produced; and • what questions remain for future scholarship. Archaeological exploration of Syria-Palestine and the ancient Near East has revolutionized our understanding of the Bible. In this volume, David A. Fiensy provides a brief survey of a discipline that was once called “biblical archaeology” and describes how the conception of the field has changed; recounts how key discoveries have opened up new understandings of Israel’s own history and religion as well as the ancient Near Eastern and later Greco-Roman environments, and the impact on biblical studies and theology; discusses how archaeological study has shaped the task of biblical interpretation, with illustrative examples; analyzes specific texts through archaeological perspectives; and provides conclusions, challenges, and considerations for the future of archaeology and biblical

Elements of Archaeological Conservation


Author: J.M. Cronyn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134982208
Category: Social Science
Page: 348
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Clearly laid out and fully illustrated, this is the only comprehensive book on the subject at an introductory level. Perfect as a practical reference book for professional and students who work with excavated materials, and as an introduction for those training as archaeological conservators.

Early Judaism

A Comprehensive Overview
Author: John J. Collins,Daniel C. Harlow
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 1467437395
Category: Religion
Page: 533
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Culled from The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism, a monumental, groundbreaking reference work published in late 2010, Early Judaism: A Comprehensive Overview contains fifteen first-rate essays from a diverse group of internationally renowned scholars. This volume provides the most comprehensive and authoritative overview available of Judaism in the Hellenistic and early Roman periods. Contributors: John M. G. Barclay Miriam Pucci Ben Zeev Katell Berthelot John J. Collins Erich S. Gruen Daniel C. Harlow James L. Kugel Adam Kolman Marshak Steve Mason James S. McLaren Maren R. Niehoff David T. Runia Lawrence H. Schiffman Chris Seeman Gregory E. Sterling Loren T. Stuckenbruck Eibert Tigchelaar Eugene Ulrich Annewies van den Hoek James C. VanderKam Jürgen K. Zangenberg

The Jewish People in the First Century

Historical Geography, Political History, Social, Cultural and Religious Life and Institutions
Author: Shemuel Safrai,M. Stern,David Flusser
Publisher: Uitgeverij Van Gorcum
ISBN: 9789023214366
Category: Religion
Page: 722
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Contains: Index of Sources; Geographical Index; Indes of Proper Names; Subject Index; Hebrew and Aramaic Words; Greek Words; Latin words; Survey of Contents of Volumes One and Two; Editors and Contributors of Volume One and Two; Errata Volume one.

Settlement and History in Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine Galilee

An Archaeological Survey of the Eastern Galilee
Author: Uzi Leibner
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161498718
Category: Religion
Page: 471
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During the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods, the Galilee played an important role in the development of both Judaism and Christianity. In an attempt to draw a detailed picture of the nature and history of the rural settlement in this region, a test case area in the "heart" of ancient Galilee is presented. Uzi Leibner used two distinct disciplines: the study of historical sources and advanced archaeological field survey. Greek, Latin, Hebrew and Aramaic sources concerning settlements in the region are translated and discussed and some 50 sites surveyed archaeologically. The analysis and synthesis of the finds facilitated the presentation of a comprehensive and dynamic picture of settlement - including periods of construction, abandonment, prosperity and decline in each site and in the region as a whole. Uzi Leibner sheds new light on major historical issues such as the origins of the Galilean Jewry in the Second Temple Period, the First Jewish Revolt and its outcomes, demography, economy, and interaction between Jewish, pagan and Christian communities.

The Cambridge History of Judaism: Volume 4, The Late Roman-Rabbinic Period


Author: William David Davies,Louis Finkelstein,Steven T. Katz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521772488
Category: History
Page: 1135
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This fourth volume of The Cambridge History of Judaism covers the period from 70 CE to 640 CE (the rise of Islam). It deals with the major historical, political and cultural developments in Jewish history and the history of Judaism in this crucial era during which Judaism took on its classical shape. It provides discussion and analysis of all the essential subjects pertinent to an understanding of this period, and is especially strong in its coverage of the growth and development of rabbinic Judaism and of the major classical rabbinic sources such as the Mishnah, Jerusalem Talmud, Babylonian Talmud and various Midrashic collections. In addition, it surveys the early encounter of Judaism and Christianity from both the Jewish and Christian sides and describes the rise of Jewish mystical literature, the liturgical literature of the developing synagogue, the nature of magical practices in classical Judaism and Jewish Folklore.

Jewish Literacy in Roman Palestine


Author: Catherine Hezser
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161475467
Category: Religion
Page: 557
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Since Judaism has always been seen as the quintessential 'religion of the book', a high literacy rate amongst ancient Jews has usually been taken for granted. Catherine Hezser presents the first critical analysis of the various aspects of ancient Jewish literacy on the basis of all of the literary, epigraphic, and papyrological material published so far. Thereby she takes into consideration the analogies in Graeco-Roman culture and models and theories developed in the social sciences. Rather than trying to determine the exact literacy rate amongst ancient Jews, she examines the various types, social contexts, and functions of writing and the relationship between writing and oral forms of discourse. Following recent social-anthropological approaches to literacy, the guiding question is: who used what type of writing for which purpose? First Catherine Hezser examines the conditions which would enable or prevent the spread of literacy, such as education and schools, the availability and costs of writing materials, religious interest in writing and books, the existence of archives and libraries, and the question of multilingualism. Afterwards she looks at the different types of writing, such as letters, documents, miscellaneous notes, inscriptions and graffiti, and literary and magical texts until she finally draws conclusions about the ways in which the various sectors of the populace were able to participate in a literate society.

A Grammar of Mishnaic Hebrew


Author: M. H. Segal
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1579107869
Category: Religion
Page: 290
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This volume has two objectives: Òfirst, to provide students of early Rabbinic literature with a fairly complete grammar of the dialect of that literature; and secondly, to demonstrate the organic connexion of this Mishnaic dialect with Biblical Hebrew, and its relative independence of contemporary Aramaic, at least in the field of grammar. A good deal of material belonging to comparative grammar has, therefore, been introduced, and constant reference is made to the standard authority in the English language on the grammar of Biblical Hebrew, viz. Dr. Cowley's edition of Gesenius-Kautsch's Hebrew Grammar.Ó--from the Preface Contents: Introduction Part I: Phonology and Orthography Part II: Morphology Part III: Syntax

The Gospel According to John

Authorized King James Version
Author: N.A
Publisher: Canongate U.S.
ISBN: 9780802136190
Category: Bibles
Page: 61
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The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.

Equipping the Saints

Mobilizing Laity for Ministry
Author: Michael J. Christensen,Carl E. Savage,Leonard I. Sweet
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780687024452
Category: Religion
Page: 206
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Experts on congregational life tell us that ministry in the next century will depend more on called, trained, and committed lay leadership than it has since the days of the early church. But how will congregations recruit these lay leaders? How will they develop new models for training and equipping them for all the ministries of the church? What will the role of clergy be in adopting this new partnership that Leonard Sweet calls "ancient-future ministry"? Equipping the Saints seeks to help congregational leaders answer these and other questions related to mobilizing lay ministry in the years ahead. The chapters include: "Shall We Abolish the Clergy or the Laity?" by Michael Christensen; "Team Building Through Spiritual Gifts" by Brian Bauknight; "The Loss and Recovery of the Biblical Basis for Ministry" by Russell Moy; "Out of the Pew, Into the World" by Jessica Moffat; "The Seeker Service in the Mainline Church" by Eric Park; "Circuit Riding in the 21st Century" by Rob Duncan; and, "Life Together: Reclaiming the Ministry of Small Groups" by Christine Anderson. Key Features: * Responds to emerging trends that promise to be determinative of the shape of ministry in the next century * Addresses an important practical need in congregations * Offers help in formulating new models for congregational ministry Key Benefits: * Readers will understand the important emerging need for called, trained, and committed laypersons to engage in ministry * Readers will learn how to recruit and train lay leaders * Readers will identify a new model of clergy/lay ministry partnership

The Chronicles Of Jerahmeel (Annotated Edition)


Author: Moses Gaster
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849621812
Category:
Page: 360
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This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive annotation of more than 5.000 words about the history and evolution of the book we call 'The Bible' * an interactive table-of-contents * perfect formatting for electronic reading devices (e.g. no more annoying page numbers in the text) The Chronicles of Jerahmeel is a voluminous work that draws largely on Pseudo-Philo's earlier history of Biblical events and is of special interest because it includes Hebrew and Aramaic versions of certain deuterocanonical books in the Septuagint. The Chronicles were compiled from several Hebrew sources, some quite ancient and others more recent. (courtesy of wikipedia.com) Contents: Preface. Introduction. Compiler's Preface. The Formation Of The Child. The Beating Of The Grave. This Is The Description Of Gehinnom (Hell). Paradise. The Midrash Of Shemhazai And 'Azael. This Is The Will (Testament) Of Naphtali, Son Of Jacob. The Chronicles Of Moses. The Death Of Aaron, Of Blessed Memory. The Smiting Of The Firstborn. The Rebellion Of Korah. The Eight Exiles. The Children Of Moses. Elchanan The Merchant. The Midrash Of Ahab Ben Qolaya And Zedekiah Ben Ma'aseyah. The History Of Susanna. The Beating Of The Grave. The Throne Of Solomon, King Of Israel. The Book Of The Maccabee.

Approaches to Paul

A Student's Guide to Recent Scholarship
Author: Magnus Zetterholm
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1451413394
Category: Religion
Page: 270
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What distinguishes the "new perspective on Paul" - and what lies beyond it? What are scholars saying about Paul and the Roman Empire or about the intersection between feminist and postcolonial interpretation of Paul? Magnus Zetterholm provides a clear and reliable guide to these and other lively issues in the contemporary study of Paul, surveying the history of the principal perspectives on Paul's relation to Judaism and the Jewish law and showing the relationships between answers given to those questions and the assumptions scholars bring to other issues as well. This is an indispensable handbook for the beginning student of the apostle and his thought.

The Language Environment of First Century Judaea

Jerusalem Studies in the Synoptic Gospels—Volume Two
Author: Randall Buth,R.Steven Notley
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004264418
Category: Religion
Page: 464
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The Language Environment of First Century Judea challenges the long-held assumption of New Testament scholarship that only two languages, Aramaic and Greek, were in common use in the land of Israel in the first century. Hebrew should now be moved out of its restricted, marginal status within first-century language use and with significant implicati

The Galilean Economy in the Time of Jesus


Author: David A. Fiensy,Ralph K. Hawkins
Publisher: SBL Press
ISBN: 1589837584
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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In order to provide an up-to-date report and analysis of the economic conditions of first-century C.E. Galilee, this collection surveys recent archaeological excavations (Sepphoris, Yodefat, Magdala, and Khirbet Qana) and reviews results from older excavations (Capernaum). It also offers both interpretation of the excavations for economic questions and lays out the parameters of the current debate on the standard of living of the ancient Galileans. The essays included, by archaeologists as well as biblical scholars, have been drawn from the perspective of archaeology or the social sciences. The volume thus represents a broad spectrum of views on this timely and often hotly debated issue. The contributors are Mordechai Aviam, David A. Fiensy, Ralph K. Hawkins, Sharon Lea Mattila, Tom McCollough, and Douglas Oakman.

Christian Origins and the Ancient Economy


Author: David A. Fiensy
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1625641818
Category: Religion
Page: 236
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What does economics have to do with Christian origins? Why study such a connection? First of all, the New Testament makes many direct references to economic issues. But, second, the economy affects every other aspect of life (family, religion, community, work, health, and politics). To understand what it was like to live in a society, one must understand what the economy was doing. The study of the economy includes not only the goods and services of a society but also human labor and its control. For one, it entails the size of the pie of goods. (How prosperous was first-century Galilee?) But the study of economy also takes account of the slice of the pie that each family obtained. (How fair was the economy to each family?) Those involved in the quest for the historical Jesus have discovered that the ancient economy is a major point of dispute among various interpreters. Was the early Jesus movement a socioeconomic protest? Or was it primarily a religious reform? These two approaches understand Jesus in remarkably different ways. This volume seeks to guide readers through some of the most controversial issues raised in the last twenty years on this important topic.