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Archaeology, History and Society in Galilee: The Social Context of Jesus and the Rabbis
Richard Horsley

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Format: Paperback, 256pp.
ISBN: 1563381826
Publisher: Trinity Press Intl
Pub. Date: November 1996

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This book attempts to corstruct bridges of communication and engagement between the fields of archaeology and history focused on a new understanding of Galilee. Chapter by chapter, Richard Horsley pieces together a picture of social relations in Galilee that is based upon and helps explain both the artifacts and the texts, and that takes fully into consideration the changing historical circumstances in the time of Jesus and the rabbis.

Included are:
  • a sketch of the history of Galilee from biblical times through late antiquity
  • an examination of the character of the cities constructed during the lifetime of Jesus and their economic and cultural impact on the people
  • a challenge to the archaeological and textual interpretations that tend to assume a market model of economic life in Galilee
  • a portrayal of the villages of Upper and Lower Galilee respectively and the conflicts between the villages and cities
  • a review of reports on synagogue buildings in Galilee with attention to date, architectural style, and decor
  • a reexamination of the evidence for the relative use of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek in Galilee

 

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Richard A. Horlsey is Professor of Classics and Religion at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is author of Galilee: History, Politics, People; Archaeology, History, and Society in Galilee: The Social Context of Jesus and the Rabbis; and editor of Paul and Empire: Religion and Power in Roman Imperial Society, all published by Trinity Press.

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PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ABBREVIATIONS
MAP

INTRODUCTION
Problems
Procedures and Prospects

1. GALILEE, CROSSROAD OF EMPIRES
Independence of the Israelite Tribes in Galilee
Jerusalem Rule: The First Phase
Galilee under Samaria, Assyria, Persia, Ptolemies, and Seleucids
Jerusalem Rule: The Second Phase
Roman Conquest, Client Kingships, and Reconquests
An Interlude of Independence; Roman Reconquest and Urbanization

2. SEPPHORIS AND TIBERIAS, MONUMENTS OF URBANIZATION
Sepphoris Under the Hasmoneans and Herod
Sepplioris and Tiberias as Rival Royal Capitals
T'he Political Culture of Roman Client-Rulers
The Cosmopolitan Veneer of Newly Built Provincial Cities
The Height of Roman Urbanization and Emergence of the Rabbis

3. TRADE OR TRIBUTE: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF ROMAN GALILEE
Coins and Trade in Upper Galilee
Pottery and Trade in Galilee
The Question of a Market Economy
The Political Economy of Roman Galilee
City-Village Political Economic Relations in Galilee
Political Economic Relations Between Galilee and Tyre

4. VILLAGES OF UPPER GALILEE
The Hypothesis of Galilean Regionalism
Upper Galilean Villages Under the Hasmoneans and Herodians
Upper Galilean Vtllages from the Second to the Fourth Centuries

5. VILLAGES OF LOWER GALILEE
Nazareth and Other Villages Near Sepphoris
Capernaum and Other Villages Near Tiberias
Conflictual Relations between Villages and Cities
Villagers' Active Opposition to the Cities

6. BEFORE SYNAGOGUES WERE BUILDINGS
Architectural Typology and Dating of Synagogue Buildings
Particular Synagogue Buildings
Culture of the Galilean Synagogue Buildings
An Increasingly Explicit Jewish Orientation
Functions of the Public Buildings
Synagogues as Local Community Assemblies

7. LANGUAGES AND CULTURAL TRADITIONS
Literacy and Orality
Written Languages in Galilee and Judea
Spoken Languages in Galilee and Judea
Cultural Traditions

Conclusion:
JESUS AND THE RABBIS IN HISTORICAL SOCIAL CONTEXT
Jesus and His Movement
T'he Rabbinic Circles in Galilee

NOTES
INDEX


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