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Published: 19 December 2018

330 Pages | 20 Half-tones; 13 Line drawings


ISBN: 9780199699674

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Archaeology and the Letters of Paul

Laura Salah Nasrallah

  • Illuminates the social, political, economic, and religious lives of those to whom and with whom the apostle Paul wrote
  • Uses archaeological materials to consider specific, local contexts and the cities of the Roman Empire
  • Engages in the imaginative work of history, amassing more and more details from archaeology to build cases of the rich, complicated, embroiled lives of those adelphoi, the brothers and sisters whom Paul addressed
  • Tells six stories which emerge from local contexts, from a particular stone or building, from a pathway or an obelisk
  • Presents a methodology for the use of archaeological materials in the study of the New Testament and lives out that methodology with its case studies focused on cities and regions of the Roman Empire
  • Contributes to the ongoing work of New Testament interpretation