Biblical Bethsaida

Biblical Bethsaida : A Study of the First Century CE in the Galilee

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Biblical Bethsaida: A Study of the First Century CE in the Galilee enters the process of constructing a portrait of the First Century CE in the Galilee by drawing primarily upon the archaeological data from et-Tell (Bethsaida) itself and suggesting its relevance for the reconstruction of the first century CE cultural context. It views the material practices of the ancient inhabitants of the site as significant indicators of their sense of "place" both ideologically and geographically.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 212 pages
  • 149.86 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 476.27g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 0739137816
  • 9780739137819
  • 1,092,780

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Carl Savage's Biblical Bethsaida will certainly become one of the 'must read' books for scholars of the New Testament, the Hebrew Bible, and archaeology. The book's documentation and his far-reaching conclusions about Galilee in the time of the first century CE establish a new standard for works on biblical archaeology. -- Richard A. Freund, director, Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, University of Hartford Bethsaida is the only site that has yielded sufficient archaeological remains to shed light on a place pivotal to the ministry of Jesus. For anyone who is interested in the life of Jesus this book is absolutely a must. -- Rami Arav, Director, Bethsaida Excavations Project, University of Nebraska at Omahashow more

About Carl E. Savage

Carl E. Savage is director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Drew University and serves as assistant director of excavations for the Bethsaida Excavations Project.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 1. Introduction Chapter 2 2. Bethsaida in the "Galilees" Chapter 3 3. The State of the Land and Its Inhabitants Chapter 4 4.Support for First Century CE Bethsaida Chapter 5 5. Conclusion Chapter 6 Excursus 1: The "Temple" of Bethsaida Chapter 7 Excursus 2: Identifying Et-Tell with Bethsaida Chapter 8 Appendix 1: The Material Culture Database Chapter 9 Appendix 2: The Coin Databaseshow more