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By James W. Ermatinger

Explore the social and fabric tradition of historical Palestine throughout the period of the biblical New testomony. Who used to be the messiah prophesied by way of the Jews? What have been the rites of passage in pre-messianic Judiasm? How did the rituals, parables, vacations, and hard work practices pointed out within the New testomony relate to the lifestyle of the common citizen of the day? This energetic quantity explores the social background of historical Palestine on the crossroads of the jap Mediterranean global, and the emergence of significant monotheistic faiths in the course of the time of Christ and the early centuries of the typical era.

Narrative bankruptcy themes contain pre-Messianic Judaism; political and non secular teams ; peasant existence and agriculture; Roman profession; paintings and exertions; and Greek, Latin, and Persian influences.

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