Greco-Roman Culture and the Galilee of Jesus
By (author) Mark A. Chancey
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Greco-Roman Culture and the Galilee of Jesus by Mark A. Chancey
Book DescriptionGreco-Roman Culture and the Galilee of Jesus, a book-length investigation of this topic, challenges the conventional scholarly view that first-century Galilee was thoroughly Hellenised. Examining architecture, inscriptions, coins and art from Alexander the Great's conquest until the early fourth century CE, 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. Much of Galilee's Hellenisation should thus be understood within the context of its Romanisation. Any attempt to understand the Galilean setting of Jesus must recognise 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 DetailsISBN: 9780521846479
(216mm x 138mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mark A. Chancey
Alexander to Constantine, Paperback (March 2014)
Explores the archaeological record of the land of the Bible from its conquest by Alexander the Great in the fourth century BCE until the reign of the Roman Emperor Constantine in the fourth century CE. It also presents fresh insights into the evolution of Judaism and Christianity.
Greco-Roman Culture and the Galilee of Jesus, Paperback (December 2008)
An investigation of the archaeological evidence for Greek and Roman culture in Jesus Galilee.
Myth of a Gentile Galilee, Paperback (December 2004)» View all books by Mark A. Chancey
A thorough investigation of the nature of first-century CE Galilee's population.
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Author Biography - Mark A. Chancey
Mark Chancey is Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Southern Methodist University, Dallas. He is author of The Myth of a Gentile Galilee (Cambridge, 2002).
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