The City in Roman Palestine

The City in Roman Palestine


By (author) Daniel Sperber


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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 164mm x 243mm x 18mm | 587g
  • Publication date: 22 October 1998
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 019509882X
  • ISBN 13: 9780195098822
  • Illustrations note: 15 halftones, 20 line drawings
  • Sales rank: 1,308,823

Product description

Sperber uses rabbinic texts, classical sources , and archaeological evidence to describe what a typical Palestinian city looked like, and how it operated, during the Roman period 100-400 AD. His portrait provides a background for understanding everyday life in the urban environment of the New Testament.

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"The volume is massively researched and full of invaluable information. Highly recommended for basic research collections in ancient history."--Religious Studies Review"This is a detailed and highly useful study for scholars of the Roman Empire and Roman Palestine."--Choice"[T]he book can be read either as an entertaining introduction to life in the Greco-Roman city, or as a quarry for the rich material assembled in the text and abundant footnotes."--The Jewish Quarterly Review