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Archaeology and the Letters of Paul
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Archaeology and the Letters of Paul

Laura Salah Nasrallah

Abstract

Through case studies of archaeological materials from local contexts, Archaeology and the Letters of Paul illuminates the social, political, economic, and religious lives of those whom the apostle Paul addressed. Roman Ephesos, a likely setting for the household of Philemon, provides evidence of the slave trade. An inscription from Galatia seeks to restrain traveling Roman officials, illuminating how the travels of Paul, Cephas, and others may have disrupted communities. At Philippi, a donation list from a Silvanus cult provides evidence of abundant giving amid economic limitations, parallelin ... More

Keywords: New Testament, early Christianity, letters of Paul, Roman Empire, Roman archaeology, apostle Paul, social history, biblical archaeology, feminist hermeneutics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199699674
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199699674.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura Salah Nasrallah, author
Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Harvard Divinity School