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Greco-Roman Culture and the Galilee of Jesus (Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series)

By Mark A. Chancey

Interpreting structure, inscriptions, cash, and artwork from Alexander the Great's conquest till the early fourth century CE, Mark Chancey argues that the level of Greco-Roman tradition for the time of Jesus has usually been vastly exaggerated. Antipas's reign within the early first century was once certainly a time of transition, however the extra dramatic shifts in Galilee's cultural weather occurred within the moment century, after the coming of a giant Roman garrison. Any try to comprehend the Galilean surroundings of Jesus needs to realize the importance of the region's old improvement in addition to how Galilee matches into the bigger context of the Roman East.

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The truth that the identify doesn't ensue at Beth She'arim means that it loved just a transitority recognition (Beth She'arim, vol. 2, 227–228). [194] either are in ossuary inscriptions (Tal Ilan, Lexicon of Jewish Names in overdue Antiquity: half I Palestine 330 BCE–200 CE [Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2002], 262). [195] evaluate Ilan, Lexicon, 283–284. [196] Ilan concurs with either identifications (Lexicon, 283–284 and 304). Williams argues that Bartholomew comes from בר תלמי (“Palestinian Jewish own Names,” ninety four and 99–100), yet Ilan lists no attestations of תלמי. [197] N. Cohen, “Jewish Names,” 112–117. [198] Hengel, Judaism and Hellenism, vol. 1, sixty four; Ilan, Lexicon, 6–8; Markus Bockmuehl, “Simon Peter's identify in Jewish Sources,” JJS fifty five (2004): 58–80. [199] Williams, “Palestinian Jewish own Names,” 106. [200] Ilan, Lexicon, 10, thirteen. [201] Ilan, Lexicon, three; Tal Ilan, “Notes at the Distribution of Jewish Women's Names in Palestine within the moment Temple and Mishnaic Periods,” JJS forty (1989): 186–200. [202] Yifat Peleg, “Gender and Ossuaries,” BASOR 325 (2002): 65–73; cf. Ilan, Lexicon, forty three. [203] Ilan, “Notes”; Peleg, “Gender”; Lapin, “Palestinian Inscriptions,” 249–250. [204] Of the remainder names, 4 are Persian and one is Nabatean (Ilan, “Notes,” 31). [205] a greater diversity of names have been discovered one of the forty five ladies with Greek names (Ilan, “Notes,” 31; cf. Ilan, Lexicon, 9). [206] Ilan, Lexicon, 6–8, fifty six. [207] Mark 6:3; Luke 8:2; 10:39; 24:10; John 19:25. [208] Mark 15:40. [209] See Appendix I. [210] Qedar (“Two Lead Weights”) identifies the agoranomos as a Roman due to this identify, yet because the weight pre-dates the coming of vital numbers of Romans, Gaius Julius was once much more likely a neighborhood Galilean with a Roman identify. [211] Qedar, “Two Lead Weights”; Alla Kushnir-Stein, “Two Inscribed Lead Weights of Agrippa II,” ZPE 141 (2002): 295–300. [212] Ilan, Lexicon, 257, 297. [213] Kushnir-Stein, “Two Inscribed Lead Weights of Agrippa. ” [214] lifestyles 34. [215] N. Cohen, “Jewish Names,” 120–121. the truth that Justus is identical in intending to the Hebrew identify Zaddok may perhaps clarify its acceptance (Mussies, “Jewish own Names,” 245; Williams, “Palestinian Jewish own Names,” 104–105). [216] Williams, “Palestinian Jewish own Names,” ninety eight. [217] in this phenomenon somewhere else within the Roman Empire, see the experiences in D. Rizakis, ed. , Roman Onomastics within the Greek East: Social and Political elements: complaints of the overseas Colloquium on Roman Onomastics Athens, 7–9 September, 1993 (Athens: examine Centre for Greek and Roman Antiquity, nationwide Hellenic learn starting place 1996). [218] lifestyles 36, sixty six. [219] T. Yoma 1:4 and in different places; see Miller, reviews, 63–88. Josephus doesn't determine this priest as a Sepphorean (Ant. 17. 165ff). [220] Michael L. Peppard, “Personal Names and Ethnicity in past due old Galilee: the knowledge from Beth She'arim,” in H. W, Attridge, D. B. Martin, and J. Zangenberg, eds. , faith, Ethnicity, and id in old Galilee (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeek) (in press). [221] Beth She'arim, vol.

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