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St. Paul's Ephesus Texts and Archaeology

ISBN-10: 081465259X
ISBN-13: 9780814652596
Edition: 2008
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Description: In this new volume, renowned scholar Jerome Murphy-O'Connor does for Ephesus what he did for Corinth in his award-winning St. Paul's Corinth. He combs the works of twenty-six ancient authors for information about ancient Ephesus, from its beginnings  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Publication date: 3/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

In this new volume, renowned scholar Jerome Murphy-O'Connor does for Ephesus what he did for Corinth in his award-winning St. Paul's Corinth. He combs the works of twenty-six ancient authors for information about ancient Ephesus, from its beginnings to the end of the biblical era. Readers can now picture for themselves this second of the two major centers of Paul's missionary work, with its houses, shops, and monuments, and above all the world-renowned temple of Artemis. After presenting the textual and archaeological evidence, Murphy-O'Connor leads the reader on a walk through St. Paul's Ephesus and describes the history of Paul's years in the city. Although Ephesus has been a ruin for many hundreds of years, readers of this book will find themselves transported back to the days of its flourishing.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
List of Illustrations
The Ancient Texts
Historians
Strabo Introduces Ephesus
Marseilles, Daughter of Ephesus
Ephesus Founded by Amazons
Athens Colonizes Ionia
The Site of the First Settlement
The Name of Artemis
Wine Good and Bad
Ephesus, Birthplace of Artemis and Apollo
A Moving History
The Temple of Artemis
The Right of Asylum
The Harbors of Ephesus
Fishy Business in Ephesus
Worthies of Ephesus
North of Ephesus
Ephesus Passes into the Hands of Rome
South of Ephesus
The Road System around Ephesus
Appian
Hannibal in Ephesus
A Witticism of Hannibal
Ephesians Act against Rome
Ephesians Kill Italians
Ephesians Murder Zenobius
Ephesus Punished by Sulla
Pompey Departs from Ephesus
Mark Antony at Ephesus
The Excesses of Mark Antony
Athenaeus
The Foundation of Ephesus
Temple Museum
Seafood from Ephesus
Luxury Goods
Magic Spells
Caesar
Robbing the Bank
Cicero
Ephesus, the Gateway to Asia
Runaway Slaves
Another Hannibal Story
Dio Cassius
Mark Antony Violates the Temple of Artemis
Ephesus Honored
Cheap Glory
Astrologer Honored
Dio Chrysostom
The Bank of Asia
Herodotus
Artemis Protects Ephesus
Rich as Croesus
Greek Dialects
The Royal Road from Ephesus to Persia
A Harbor and Houses
A Tragic Error
Ignatius of Antioch
A Letter to Ephesus
Flavius Josephus
Exemption from Military Service
A Bizarre Report
Exemption from Military Service Extended
An Ephesian Decree
Security of the Temple Tax
Agrippa and Herod in Ephesus
Rome Again Confirms Its Laws
Medicine in Ephesus
Livy
The Temple of Artemis
Seleucid Control of Ephesus
The Harbor of Ephesus
Asia after Antiochus
Luke
Riot of the Silversmiths
Pausanias
Home Is Best
The Foundation of Ephesus
Hellenistic Ephesus
The Temple of Artemis
Pliny the Elder
The Site of Ephesus
Law at Ephesus
Staircase in the Temple of Artemis
Timber in the Temple of Artemis
Artists and Ephesus
The Five Amazons
The Temple of Artemis
Pliny the Younger
Travel North of Ephesus
An Appeal to Caesar
Plutarch
A Moral Lesson
Lysander at Ephesus
Asylum in Ephesus
Sulla Punishes Asia
A Swift Crossing
Buying Favors
Antony Taxes Ephesus
Preparations for War
Weird Stories
Seneca
The Population of Ephesus
Immigrants to Ephesus
Tacitus
A Rival to the Temple of Artemis
The Right of Asylum at Ephesus
Emperor Worship
Vitruvius
The Foundation of Ionia
Height and Width in Columns
Books on the Temple of Artemis
Architects of the Temple of Artemis
Interior Decorating
Vermilion
Architects' Fees
Moving Marble for the Temple of Artemis
Poets and Novelists
Achilles Tatius
Leucippe Seeks the Protection of Artemis
Clitophon Claims Asylum
The Test of Virginity
The Meaning of Asylum
Rescue at Sea
Acts of John
The Temple of Artemis
Acts of Paul
The Description of Paul
The Baptized Lion
The Feminist Lioness
Antipater of Sidon
Wonders of the World
Callimachus
Hymn to Artemis
Philostratus
Public Baths
In the Temple of Artemis
Plague in Ephesus
In Praise of Ephesus
The Death of Domitian
An Emperor Stimulates the Economy
A Covered Road to the Artemision
Holidays in Ephesus
Xenophon of Ephesus
The Procession of Artemis
Visit to an Oracle
The Center of Ephesus in 50 C.E.
Paul in Jerusalem
A Quick Visit to Ephesus
A Walk with Paul through Ephesus
The State Agora
The Terrace Houses
The Square Agora and the Theatre
Paul's Ministry in Ephesus
Paul's Years in Ephesus
Hearing about Apollos
Johannite Disciples of Jesus
Separation from the Synagogue
Other Episodes
Missionary Expansion in Asia
Crisis in Galatia
Communications with Philippi
Imprisonment
The Third Letter to Philippi
Trouble in the Church at Ephesus
Letters to the Lycus Valley
Letters to Laodicea and Ephesus?
A Free Man Again
Consternation Caused by Corinth
Ephesus Much Later
Notes
Bibliography
Subject Index
Classical Author Index
New Testament Index

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