The Book Of Acts In Its Graeco-Roman Setting

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The Book of Acts in Its Graeco-Roman Setting locates the Book of Acts within various regional and cultural settings in the eastern Mediterranean. These studies draw on recent archaeological fieldwork and epigraphic discoveries to describe the key cities and provinces within the Roman Empire. The relevant societal aspects of these regions, such as the Roman legal system, Roman religion, and the problem of transport and travel, all help contextualize the Book of Acts.
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Overview

The Book of Acts in Its Graeco-Roman Setting locates the Book of Acts within various regional and cultural settings in the eastern Mediterranean. These studies draw on recent archaeological fieldwork and epigraphic discoveries to describe the key cities and provinces within the Roman Empire. The relevant societal aspects of these regions, such as the Roman legal system, Roman religion, and the problem of transport and travel, all help contextualize the Book of Acts.
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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Acts, Travel and Shipwreck 1
2 Acts and the Roman Roads of Asia Minor 49
3 Acts and Food Shortages 59
4 Acts and Roman Religion 79
A Religion in a Local Setting
B The Imperial Cult 93
5 Acts and the Urban Elites 105
6 Acts and the House Church 119
7 Syria 223
8 Cyprus 279
9 Asia 291
Appendix: The Asiarchs 363
10 Galatia 377
11 Macedonia 397
Appendix: The Politarchs 419
12 Achaia 433
13 Rome and Italy 455
14 Luke's Geographical Horizon 483
Excursus: The 'We' Passages 545
Biblical References 575
Ancient Sources 583
Modern Authors 597
Place Names 609
Subjects 621
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