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Archaeology and the letters of Paul

Author: Laura Salah Nasrallah
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"'Archaeology and the Letters of Paul' illuminates the social, political, economic, and religious lives of those to whom the apostle Paul wrote. Roman Ephesos provides evidence of slave traders and the regulation of slaves; it is a likely setting for the household of Philemon, to whom a letter about the slave Onesimus is addressed. In Galatia, an inscription seeks to restrain the demands of travelling Roman  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal correspondence
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Correspondence
Named Person: Paul, the Apostle Saint; Paul, the Apostle Saint; Paul, the Apostle Saint.; Paul, the Apostle Saint.; Paul, the Apostle Saint; Paul, the Apostle Saint; Paul, the Apostle Saint.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Salah Nasrallah
ISBN: 9780199699674 0199699674
OCLC Number: 1038058324
Description: xvii, 310 pages : illustrations, map, plans ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
On method: archaeology and the letters of Paul --
On slaves and other things: Ephesos (and Corinth) and the letter to Philemon --
On travel and hospitality: the letter to the Galatians and an inscription from Galatia --
On poverty and abundance: Philippi and the letter to the Philippians --
On grief: Roman Corinth and 1 Corinthians --
On time, race, and obelisks: Rome and the letter to the Romans --
On history and love: Thessalonikē, the Thessalonian correspondence, and the afterlife of the Apostle Paul --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Laura Salah Nasrallah.

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This study illuminates the social, political, economic, and religious lives of those to whom the apostle Paul wrote. It articulates a method for bringing together biblical texts with archaeological  Read more...

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[An] ... interesting, erudite, and distinctive book. * Bruce W. Longenecker, Bryn Mawr Classical Review * N[asrallah] writes as a biblical scholar, writing for biblical students and Read more...

 
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