Religion and Society in Roman Palestine: Old Questions, New Approaches
Douglas R. Edwards
Taylor & Francis, Aug 5, 2004 - History - 224 pages
This collection of papers combines important archaeological and textual evidence to examine diverse aspects of religion and society in Roman Palestine.
A range of international experts provide an unprecedented look at issues of acculturation, assimilation and the preservation of difference in the multicultural climate of Palestine in the Roman period.
Key themes include:
* the nature of ethnicity and ritual
Religion and Society in Roman Palestine will be relevant to ancient historians, interpreters of the historical Jesus and subsequent Jesus movements, and those interested in the development of Judaism from Qu'ran to the rabbis.