Religion, Ethnicity and Identity in Ancient Galilee: A Region in Transition

Religion, Ethnicity and Identity in Ancient Galilee: A Region in Transition

by Harold W Attridge
     
 

What is a Galilean? What were the criteria of defining a person as a Galilean - archaeologically or with respect to literary sources such as Josephus or the rabbis? What role did religion play in the process of identity formation? Twenty-two articles based on papers read at conferences at Cambridge, Wuppertal and Yale by experts from 7 countries shed light on a… See more details below

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What is a Galilean? What were the criteria of defining a person as a Galilean - archaeologically or with respect to literary sources such as Josephus or the rabbis? What role did religion play in the process of identity formation? Twenty-two articles based on papers read at conferences at Cambridge, Wuppertal and Yale by experts from 7 countries shed light on a complex region, the pivotal geographic and cultural context of both earliest Christianity and rabbinic Judaism. In these papers, ancient Galilee emerges as a dynamic region of continuous change, in which religion, 'ethnicity', and 'identity' were not static monoliths but had to be negotiated in the context of a multiform environment subject to different influences.

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ISBN-13:
9783161490446
Publisher:
Mohr Siebeck
Publication date:
12/31/2007
Series:
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament Series, #210
Pages:
509

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