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The Ituraeans and the Roman Near East : reassessing the sources

Author: E A Myers
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [2013] ©2010
Series: Monograph series (Society for New Testament Studies), 147.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"The Ituraeans, a little-known people of late first century BCE Syria/Palestine, are referred to briefly in a number of early texts, notably Pliny, Strabo and Josephus, and the principality of Ituraea is mentioned in Luke 3.1. There is, as yet, no consensus among archaeologists as to whether certain artefacts should be attributed to the Ituraeans or not. They form a mysterious backdrop to what we know of the area in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: E A Myers
ISBN: 9781107668027 1107668026
OCLC Number: 907775901
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D--University of Toronto, 2007) titled: The Ituraeans: challenging misconceptions and evaluating the primary sources.
Description: xv, 216 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Early scholarship --
Literary texts --
Archaeology --
Coins --
Inscriptions --
Ituraeans and identity --
The Ituraeans in history --
Conclusions --
Appendix 1. Two small finds and the Ituraeans --
Appendix 2. Inscriptions relevant to the Roman auxiliary units.
Series Title: Monograph series (Society for New Testament Studies), 147.
Responsibility: E.A. Myers.
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Elaine Myers challenges presuppositions about the identity and ethnicity of the Ituraeans, a little-known people of first century BCE Syria/Palestine. She suggests a reappraisal of previous  Read more...

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Review of the hardback: 'Those looking for a survey of Ituraean material culture and primary texts ... or those wanting an up-to-date history of scholarship on this enigmatic people, would do well to Read more...

 
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