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Palestine in the Time of Jesus: Social Structures and Social Conflicts, Second Edition

Palestine in the Time of Jesus: Social Structures and Social Conflicts, Second Edition

Hanson and Oakman's award-winning and illuminating volume has become a widely used and cited introduction to the social context of Jesus and the early Jesus movement. This second edition updates all the discussions in light of more recent scholarship, improves clarity and readability of diagrams and maps, provides additional diagrams and images to enhance the book for student use, and includes new classroom resources, for professors and students, on a Companion Web site.

Along with an overview of the ancient Mediterranean worldview, Palestine in the Time of Jesus explores major domains and institutions of Roman Palestine: kinship, politics, economy, and religion.

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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780800663094
  • eBook ISBN 9781451407136
  • Dimensions 7 x 9.25
  • Pages 276
  • Publication Date July 15, 2008


"The first edition of this classic was already a handy tool for learning that combines social models with material evidence of the world of Jesus. I have used it and will continue to use it for classes on New Testament and Social World. Now with expanded chapters, reading guides and bibliographies, and with clearer highlighting of key terms and thoughtful responses to earlier critiques, the classic is better than ever."
—Carolyn Osiek, Professor of New Testament
Brite Divinity School

"This book has been admirably conceived and developed to assist the ordinary Bible reader in narrowing the cultural distance between the world of Jesus and our own. Both authors are expert teachers, proven researchers, and clear articulators of what they know so well: the society of Palestine in the Time of Jesus ..."
—Bruce J. Malina
Creighton University

"This really is a key resource. . .Anyone who ignores or discounts this treasure-house of material on the New Testament in relation to first–century society in Judaea and Galilee is doing themselves a great disservice."
—Peter Oakes
Journal for the Study of the New Testament


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