Archaeology, History, and Society in Galilee Paperback

The Social Context of Jesus and the Rabbis

by Richard A. Horsley;


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Archaeology, History, and Society in Galilee

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In this book Richard Horsley attempts to construct bridges of communication and engagement between the fields of archaeology and history focused on a new understanding of Galilee. He contends that neither the material nor the textual remains from Galilee can be adequately understood without consideration of the prevailing patterns of power relations in Galilee, Palestine, and the Roman Empire. He also uses recent work in the wider field of anthropological archaeology to reconfigure and reinterpret key findings of archaeological excavations in Galilee.Chapter by chapter Horsley constructs a picture of social relations Galilee that is based upon and helps explain both the artifacts and texts, and that takes fully into consideration the changing historical circumstances between the time of Jesus and the rabbis. Horsley considers various textual and archaeological evidence and interpretations, writes at length on the villages of Upper Galilee, and looks at the different languages being spoken at the time of Jesus. The result is a fascinating picture of Galilee that sheds light on the social context in which Jesus and the rabbis lived and functioned. For this second edition Horsley has provided an extensive new introduction, locating the book within current dialogue, and has updated bibliographical entries and various points within the text.

Archaeology, History, and Society in Galilee by Richard A. Horsley was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in September 2016. The ISBN for Archaeology, History, and Society in Galilee is 9780567657886.

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Page last updated 3rd December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (September 2016)
Edition2nd Revised edition
Weight454g
Number of Pages272
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780567657886
ISBN-100567657884
Product Code4324313
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