Galilee in the Late Second Temple and Mishnaic Periods, Volume 1: Life, Culture, and Society

Galilee in the Late Second Temple and Mishnaic Periods, Volume 1: Life, Culture, and Society


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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.

This resource includes a rich selection of images, figures, charts, and maps.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451466744
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 10/01/2014
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

James Riley Strange is associate professor of religion at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, and director of the Shikhin Excavation Project in Israel"s Lower Galilee.David A. Fiensy is professor of New Testament at Kentucky Christian University in Grayson, Kentucky.

Table of Contents

Archaeological Chronology ix

Events and Rulers in Galilee and Judea in the Late Second Temple through Mishnaic Periods xi

Maps and Galilee Photo Gallery

Preface xvii

Overview of Galilean Studies

Introduction to Galilee: Volumes 1 and 2 David A. Fiensy James Riley Strange 3

1 Galilee and the Historical Jesus in Recent Research Roland Deines 11


2 The Political History in Galilee from the First Century bce to the End of the Second Century CE Morten Hørning Jensen 51

3 Religious Practices and Religious Movements in Galilee: 100 bce-200 CE Roland Deines 78

4 The Ethnicities of Galileans Mark A. Chancey 112

5 The Synagogues of Galilee Lee I. Levine 129

6 Notable Galilean Persons Thomas Scott Caulley 151

7 Social Movements in Galilee Richard Horsley 167

Village Life

8 The Galilean Village in the Late Second Temple and Mishnaic Periods David A. Fiensy 177

9 Household Judaism Andrea M. Berlin 208

10 The Galilean House in the Late Second Temple and Mishnaic Periods David A. Fiensy 216

11 Mortality, Morbidity, and Economics in Jesus' Galilee Jonathan L. Reed 242

12 Education/Literacy in Jewish Galilee: Was There Any and at What Level? John C. Poirier 253


13 The Galilean Road System James F. Strange 263

14 Urbanization and Industry in Mishnaic Galilee Ze'ev Safrai 272

15 Never the Two Shall Meet? Urban-Rural Interaction in Lower Galilee Agnes Choi 297

16 Inner Village Life in Galilee: A Diverse and Complex Phenomenon Sharon Lea Matilla 312

17 Debate: Was the Galilean Economy Oppressive or Prosperous?

A Late Second Temple Galilee: Socio-Archaeology and Dimensions of Exploitation in First-Century Palestine Douglas E. Oakman 346

B Late Second Temple Galilee: A Picture of Relative Economic Health J. Andrew Overman 357

18 Taxation and Other Sources of Government Income in the Galilee of Herod and Antipas Fabian Udoh 366

Contributors 389

Abbreviations 391

Index of Ancient Sources 395

Index of Subjects 407

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