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    DescriptionArchaeology has unearthed the glories of ancient Jewish buildings throughout the Mediterranean. But what has remained shrouded is what these buildings meant. Building Jewish first surveys the architecture of small rural villages in the Galilee in the early Roman period before examining the development of synagogues as "Jewish associations." Finally, Building Jewish explores Jerusalem's flurry of building activity under Herod the Great in the first century BCE. Richardson's careful work not only documents the culture that forms the background to any study of Second Temple Judaism and early Christianity, but he also succeeds in demonstrating how architecture itself, like a text, conveys meaning and thus directly illuminates daily life and religious thought and practice in the ancient world.

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    Building Jewish in the Roman East
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    By (author) Peter Richardson
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 862 g
    ISBN 13: 9781932792010
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    01 October 2004
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    Peter Richardson (Ph.D. Cambridge University), professor emeritus at the University of Toronto, is the author or editor of more than eleven books on Second Temple Judaism and Early. Christianity, including, most recently, City and Sanctuary: Religion and Architecture in the Roman Near East (2002) and Herod the Greati King of Jews and Friend of Romans (1999). An experienced archaeologist, Richardson is also Honorary Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.
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    Building Jewish is clearly and authoritatively written and is richly illustrated, making it ideal for classroom use as well as a basic scholarly resource. --Jodi Magness, Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill A must read for anyone interested in the matrix from which Christianity arose. --Jonathan L. Reed, Professor of Religion, University of La Verne Richardson accomplishes a remarkable task by creating a synthesis of form and function in this study of religious architecture within the context of Second Temple Judaism and early Christian literature. --Victor H. Matthews, Professor of Religious Studies, Southwest Missouri State University
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    Demonstrates how architecture conveys religious meaning in the ancient world.
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgments Abbreviations List of Tables and Illustrations Preface PART ONE: INTRODUCTION 1. Religion and Architecture in the Eastern Mediterranean PART TWO: TOWNS AND VILLAGES 2. Jesus and Palestinian Social Protest in Archaeological and Literary Perspective 3. 3-D Visualizations of a First-Century Galilean Town 4. Khirbet Qana (and Other Villages) as a Context for Jesus 5. First-Century Houses and Q's Setting 6. What has Cana to do with Capernaum? PART THREE: SYNAGOGUES AND CHURCHES 7. Pre-70 Synagogues as Collegia in Rome, the Diaspora, and Judea 8. Architectural Transitions from Synagogues and House Churches to Purpose-Built Churches 9. Philo and Eusebius on Monasteries and Monasticism: The Therapeutae and Kellia 10. Jewish Voluntary Associations in Egypt and the Roles of Women 11. Building a "Synodos ... and a Place of their Own" 12. An Architectural Case for Synagogues as Associations PART FOUR: JUDEA AND JERUSALEM 13. Law and Piety in Herod's Architecture 14. Why Turn the Tables? Jesus' Protest in the Temple Precincts 15. Josephus, Nicolas of Damascus, and Herod's Building Program 16. Origins, Innovations, and Significance of Herod's Temple 17. Herod's Temple Architecture and Jerusalem's Tombs 18. The James Ossuary's Decoration and Social Setting PART FOUR: CONCLUSION 19. Building Jewish in the Roman East Notes Glossary Further Reading Indexes Ancient Sources Modern Authors Sites and Places