The Galilee in Late Antiquity (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Galilee in Late Antiquity This text on the history of Galilee between the 1st and 7th centuries contains 20 essays examining such issues as the first Christians, social and economic conditions, Roman rule and military presence, rabbis and Jewish law, languages and the archaeological remains of ancient synagogues.
- Published: 01 December 1994
- Format: Paperback 440 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780674341142 ISBN 10: 0674341147
- Sales rank: 1,048,789
Full description for The Galilee in Late Antiquity
Galilee was the center of Jewish life in Palestine after the sedtruiction of Jerusalem in 70 C.E. as well as a region of prime importance in early Christian history. Here the outstanding scholars in the fiels present the most up-to-date research: Americans, Israelis, Europeans; Jews and Christians; historians and archaeologists; students of New Testament and rabbinic literature; and those who concentrate on the sociological and cultural aspects of the Galilee. Among the issues examined in these twenty essays: the first Christians; Jewish-Christian conflict; first-century social and economic conditions; the Roman army and rule in Galilee; the role of the rabbi in Jewish society; the sages and the synagogue; Hebrew and Aramaic language and literature; archeological evidence of ancient synagogues, Roman Sepphoris, and social aspects of burial. Combining such a diversity of interests and expertise, The Galilee in Late Antiquity offers penetratinf new insights on the vibrant period from the first to the seventh centuries.