Christian Origins and the Ancient Economy

 
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In the contemporary quest for the historical Jesus, the socio-economic background of Jesus and its impact on his message and ministry is the subject of intense debate. This is a quest for the economy of Galilee.

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David A. Fiensy is Professor of New Testament and Dean of the Graduate School of Bible and Ministry at Kentucky Christian University. He also serves as Associate Director of the Shikhin Excavation Proejct. His previous publications include 'The Social History of Palestine in the Herodian Period' (1991) and 'Jesus the Galilean' (2007).

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Fiensy has canvassed all the scholarship on economic conditions in Palestine in the first century CE, weighed and carefully sifted the evidence that comes to us from different sources, including more recently archaeology, and presents, almost inadvertently, a devastating indictment. (Patrick Madigan Heythrop Journal, vol.56 issue 3, May 2015)

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