Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus: An Investigation Into Economic and Social Conditions During the New Testament Period (Google eBook)

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Fortress Press, 1969 - Religion - 405 pages
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An Investigation into Economic and Social Conditions during the New Testament Period, including: Economic conditions in the city of Jerusalem, economic status, social status, and the maintenance of racial purity.
  

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Definitely a scholarly book, Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus is full of cultural information relevant to a study of the New Testament. Read full review

Wonderfully detailed book with a Biblical basis!

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This book was exactly what I needed for my research on social and cultural aspects of Jerusalem in Jesus' day. Read full review

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Contents

I INDUSTRIES
3
A THE INDUSTRIES OF JERUSALEM AND THEIR ORGANIZATION
4
b Food trades
6
c Luxury goods
8
d The building trade
10
e Pontius Pilate
14
𝛃 Skilled craftsmanship in building
15
y Building maintenance
16
B the political situation
123
I Taxation
124
2 War and spoliation
126
2 Pilgrim traffic
134
3 Income from the cultus
138
EXCURSUS II Disasters in Jerusalem
140
PART THREE SOCIAL STATUS
145
VIII THE CLERGY
147

E Other trades
17
2 Guilds within the individual industries
18
B The distribution of industries in the city
19
C The organization of the trades
21
B The cultus
25
C Organization of the Temple workers
26
B THE INDIVIDUALITY OF JERUSALEM AND ITS INFLUENCE UPON TRADE
27
COMMERCE
31
2 Foreign trade
35
3 Local trade
38
A Grain
39
B Fruit and vegetables
41
C Livestock
46
D Raw materials and merchandise
49
B The influence of Jerusalem on commerce
51
2 Political and religious importance of the city
54
III FOREIGN VISITORS
58
B Accommodation in Jerusalem
60
2 Visitors from a distance
62
A Gaul etc
63
C Greece
64
E Asia Minor
65
F Mesopotamia
66
G Parthia
67
H Syria
68
J Egypt
69
K Cyrene
71
B The unique character of Jerusalem
73
Excursus The number of pilgrims at the Passover
77
ECONOMIC STATUS
85
IV THE RICH
87
B The wealthy class
92
2 Representatives of the wealthy class
95
V THE MIDDLE CLASS
100
THE POOR
109
A Slaves and day labourers
110
B The subsidized sections of the population
111
VII DECISIVE FACTORS IN DETERMINING THE ECONOMIC CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE PEOPLE OF JERUSALEM
120
2 The cost of living in times of emergency
121
B The chief Priest and chief Levites
160
C The priestly aristocracy
181
EXCURSUS The chronology of Maccabees
182
D The ordinary priests
198
E The Levites
207
F The hereditary character of the priesthood
213
IX THE LAY NOBILITY
222
X THE SCRIBES
233
XI THE PHARISEES
246
PART FOUR THE MAINTENANCE OF RACIAL PURITY
269
XII THE STRUCTURE OF THE NATIONAL COMMUNITY
271
XIII ISRAELITES OF PURE ANCESTRY
275
B Historical value of lay genealogies
284
C Civil rights of full Israelites
297
XIV DESPISED TRADES AND JEWISH SLAVES
303
B Jewish slaves
312
XV ILLEGITIMATE ISRAELITES
317
2 Proselytes
320
3 Freed Gentile slaves
334
B Israelites with grave blemish
337
2 Temple slaves fatherless foundlings eunuchs
342
XVI GENTILE SLAVES
345
XVII THE SAMARITANS
352
XVIII THE SOCIAL POSITION OF WOMEN
359
List of High Priests
377
Jerusalem Scribes
379
Index of Names and Subjects
381
Index of References
385
New Testament
388
Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha
392
The Mishnah
393
The Tosephta
396
The Babylonian Talmud
397
The Jerusalem Talmud
399
The Extracanonical Tractates
400
Josephus
401
Philo
404
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