Papyri and the Social World of the New Testament

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Papyri and the Social World of the New Testament
Format:
Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
11-07-2019
Sprog:
Engelsk
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In this book, Sabine R. Huebner explores the world of the protagonists of the New Testament and the early Christians using the rich papyrological evidence from Roman Egypt. This gives us unparalleled insights into the everyday lives of the non-elite population in an area quite similar to neighboring Judaea-Palestine. What were the daily concerns and difficulties experienced by a carpenter's family or by a shepherd looking after his flocks? How did the average man or woman experience a Roman census? What obstacles did women living in a patriarchal society face in private, in public, and in the early Church? Given the flight of Jesus' family into Egypt, how mobile were the lower classes, what was their understanding of geography, and what costs and dangers were associated with travel? This volume gives a better understanding of the structural, social, and cultural conditions under which figures from the New Testament lived.

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ISBN13:
9781108470254
Format:
Hardback
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    The first book to explore the socio-economic background of people in the New Testament using papyrological evidence from Roman Egypt. Gives a new perspective on the early Christians under Roman rule, focusing on the lives of figures from the lower social strata such as craftsmen, women, children, peasants, and shepherds. Worked examples or Exercises; 1 Tables, black and white; 8 Maps; 26 Halftones, black and white

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