The Myth of a Gentile Galilee
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Myth of a Gentile Galilee by Mark A. Chancey
Book DescriptionThe Myth of a Gentile Galilee is the most thorough synthesis to date of archaeological and literary evidence relating to the population of Galilee in the first-century CE. The book demonstrates that, contrary to the perceptions of many New Testament scholars, the overwhelming majority of first-century Galileans were Jews. Utilizing the gospels, the writings of Josephus, and published archaeological excavation reports, Mark A. Chancey traces the historical development of the region's population and examines in detail specific cities and villages, finding ample indications of Jewish inhabitants and virtually none for gentiles. He argues that any New Testament scholarship that attempts to contextualize the Historical Jesus or the Jesus movement in Galilee must acknowledge and pay due attention to the region's predominantly Jewish milieu. This accessible book will be of interest to New Testament scholars as well as scholars of Judaica, Syro-Palestinian archaeology, and the Roman Near East.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521609487
(216mm x 138mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Dec-2004
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, Hardback (May 2002)» 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 A. Chancey is Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Southern Methodist University. He has written articles and reviews for New Testament Studies, Biblical Archaeology Review, Currents in Research: Biblical Studies, and Africa Journal of Theology.
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