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    DescriptionDirectly relating to our understanding of the biblical and early Christian stories of Jesus' burial, this text includes a provocative interpretation of burial practices of the period 63 BCE to 135 CE, with particular emphasis on the time of Jesus. A strong connection to the recent discovery of the ossuary (bone box) purported to be that of James, brother of Jesus features. The book reveals what took place when the early Jews and Christians in Palestine gathered to bury their dead. It addresses questions such as whether Jesus' burial was a shameful event, and how different the death rituals of the Jews were from the earliest Christian communities.

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    Roll Back the Stone
    Death and Burial in the World of Jesus
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Byron R. McCane
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 7 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    ISBN 13: 9781563384028
    ISBN 10: 1563384027

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
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    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET120
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/JUDAIC
    Ingram Subject Code: RY
    Libri: I-RY
    BISAC V2.8: HIS022000, REL072000
    BIC subject category V2: HDDH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: REL017000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: SOC036000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: REL006160
    BIC subject category V2: 3D
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    BISAC V2.8: REL033000, REL006050
    DC22: 393.9/095694
    LC classification: GT3274.5.P19 M33 2003
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    Thema V1.0: QRAC, JHBZ, NK, NHTB, QRA, NKD
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
    Publication date
    01 May 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Byron R. McCane is Professor of Religion and department chair at Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina. He is Academic Director of the Sepphoris Excavations in Northern Israel.
    Review quote
    "McCane's analysis, rooted in sociological and anthropological theory, is informed and judicious. H.O. Forshey, Miami University, for CHOICE--Sanford Lakoff
    Table of contents
    Introduction - death as a fact of life; Jewish death ritual in early Roman Palestine; Q and death in early Roman Galilee; "Where No One Had Yet Been Laid" - the shame of Jesus' burial; is a corpse contagious?; relocating the dead in early Byzantine Palestine; rest in peace or roast in Hell - funerary versus apocalyptic portraits of paradise.