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Greco-Roman Culture and the Galilee of Jesus

Mark Chancey

Greco-Roman Culture and the Galilee of Jesus

Mark Chancey

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Mark Chancey is Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Southern Methodist University, Dallas.

- Publisher Greco-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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About "Greco-Roman Culture and the Galilee of Jesus"

Mark Chancey is Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Southern Methodist University, Dallas.
- Publisher

Greco-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.
- Publisher

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction; 1. Galilee's Early Encounter With Hellenism; 2. The Roman Army In Palestine; 3. The Introduction Of Greco-roman Architecture; 4. The Transformation Of The Landscape In The Second And Third Centuries Ce; 5. The Use Of Greek In Jesus' Galilee; 6. The Coinage Of Galilee; 7. Greco-roman Art And The Shifting Limits Of Acceptability; Conclusion.

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  • Catalogue Code 239494
  • Product Code 0521846471
  • EAN 9780521846479
  • Pages 304
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category New Testament
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Dec 2005
  • Dimensions 216 x 140 x 21 mm
  • Weight 0.500kg

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