Articles examine the city of Jerusalem and other Jewish communities of the Mediterranean diaspora, as reflected in the writings of Luke, Josephus and Philo. Topics covered include social identity, everyday life and religious practice.
This will be of interest to students of Roman history, biblical studies, ancient Judaism and Hellenistic history.
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Reverend Professor John R. Bartlett is Principal of the Church of Ireland Theological College, Dublin. He is the editor of Archaeology and Biblical Interpretation (Routledge 1997)Review:
..."excellent essays...make the whole volume worth having in any library specializing in Jewish studies."
-Religious Studies Review
..."this volume presents essays by L.L. Grabbe on the Hellenistic city of Jerusalem; T.J. Rajak on synagogue and community in the Greco -Roman Diaspora; F.O. Fearghail on the Jews in the Hellenistic cities of acts; A. Fitzpatrick-McKinley on synagogue communities in the Greco-Roman cities...special reference to private domiciles and ritual baths. "New Testament Abstracts March 2003."
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