Images of Empire

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Loveday Alexander
A&C Black, Sep 1, 1991 - Religion - 297 pages
At the Images of Empire colloquium held in Sheffield in 1990, an international team of scholars met to explore some of the conflicting images generated by the Roman Empire. The articles reflect interests as diverse as those of the scholars themselves: Roman history and archaeology, Jewish Studies, Dead Sea Scrolls, New Testament and Patristics are all represented. All are focused on a single theme, the importance of which is increasingly recognized, not only for the historian, but for everyone interested in the political complexities of our post-imperial world.
 

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Contents

Abbreviations
7
List of Contributors
9
Introduction
11
Urbs Roma Plebs and Princeps
19
The Economic Critique of Rome in Revelation 18
47
Imagesor Miragesof Empire? An Archaeological Approach to the Problem
91
Clash of Roman and Native
107
Agrippa IIs Speech in Josephuss Jewish War
122
Religion and Politics in the Acts of the Apostles Josephus and Charitons Chaereas and Callirhoe
179
A Mixed Population Seeks a Home in the Roman Empire
202
Jews and Others
222
Jeromes Concepts of Empire
239
The Fathers and the Empire
251
The Image of the Emperor in the Heikhalot Literature
276
Index of References
298
Index of Authors
312

The Kittim in the Qumran Pesharim
135
Daniel in the Lions Den
160

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Loveday Alexander is a Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield and a Canon-Theologian of Chester Cathedral. Since training as a classicist at Somerville College, Oxford, she has been exploring the interface between the classical world and the world of the New Testament.

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