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Palestine in the Time of Jesus: Social Structures and Social Conflicts
Hanson, K. C. and Douglas E. Oakman

Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress, 2008 pp. xxii + 231.2nd Edition. $30.00


Description: Hanson and Oakman's award-winning and illuminating volume has become a widely used and cited introduction to the social context of Jesus and the early Jesus movement. This second edition updates all the discussions in light of more recent scholarship, improves clarity and readability of diagrams and maps, provides additional diagrams and images to enhance the book for student use, and includes new classroom resources, for professors and students, on a Companion Web site. Along with an overview of the ancient Mediterranean worldview, Palestine in the Time of Jesus explores major domains and institutions of Roman Palestine: kinship, politics, economy, and religion.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Early Church Origins

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Review by Panayotis Coutsoumpos
Published 11/7/2009
Citation: Panayotis Coutsoumpos, review of K. C. Hanson and Douglas E. Oakman, Palestine in the Time of Jesus: Social Structures and Social Conflicts, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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