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Greco-Roman Culture and the Galilee of Jesus

ISBN-10: 0521846471

ISBN-13: 9780521846479

Edition: 2005

Authors: Mark A. Chancey, John Court

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Description:

Examining architecture, inscriptions, coins, and art from Alexander the Great's conquest until the early fourth century CE, Mark Chancey argues that the extent of Greco-Roman culture in the time of Jesus has often been greatly exaggerated. Antipas's reign in the early first century was indeed a time of transition, but the more dramatic shifts in Galilee's cultural climate happened in the second century, after the arrival of a large Roman garrison. Any attempt to understand the Galilean setting of Jesus must recognize the significance of the region's historical development as well as how Galilee fits into the larger context of the Roman East.
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Book details

List price: $134.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/15/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Introduction
Galilee's early encounter with Hellenism
The Roman army in Palestine
The introduction of Greco-Roman architecture
The transformation of the landscape in the second and third centuries CE
The use of Greek in Jesus' Galilee
The coinage of Galilee
Greco-Roman art and the shifting Limits of acceptability
Conclusion