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The Galilean Economy in the Time of Jesus
Fiensy, David A. and Ralph K. Hawkins, editors

Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013 pp. x + 197. $24.95

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Description: In order to provide an up-to-date report and analysis of the economic conditions of first-century C.E. Galilee, this collection surveys recent archaeological excavations (Sepphoris, Yodefat, Magdala, and Khirbet Qana) and reviews results from older excavations (Capernaum). It also offers both interpretation of the excavations for economic questions and lays out the parameters of the current debate on the standard of living of the ancient Galileans. The essays included, by archaeologists as well as biblical scholars, have been drawn from the perspective of archaeology or the social sciences. The volume thus represents a broad spectrum of views on this timely and often hotly debated issue. The contributors are Mordechai Aviam, David A. Fiensy, Ralph K. Hawkins, Sharon Lea Mattila, Tom McCollough, and Douglas Oakman.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Archaeology

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Review by Sarah E. Rollens
Published 3/26/2015
Citation: Sarah E. Rollens, review of David A. Fiensy and Ralph K. Hawkins, eds., The Galilean Economy in the Time of Jesus, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


Review by Ulrich Busse
Published 3/26/2015
Citation: Ulrich Busse, review of David A. Fiensy and Ralph K. Hawkins, eds., The Galilean Economy in the Time of Jesus, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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