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Bibil Identifier bibil:204199
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Ituraeans and the Roman Near East
Title (English, ) Reassessing the Sources
Author Myers, E. A.
Series Society for New Testament Studies. Monograph Series (Volume: 147)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 87/147
Place 22:931
Publishing house Cambridge University Press
Place Cambridge et al.
ISBN 978-0-521-51887-1
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xv Pages
216 Pages
height in cm 22
Genre Original
Abstract The Ituraeans, a little-known people of late first-century BCE Syria-Palestine, are referred to briefly in a number of early texts, notably Pliny, Strabo and Josephus, and the principality of Ituraea is mentioned in Luke 3.1.
There is, as yet, no consensus among archaeologists as to whether certain artifacts should be attributed to the Ituraeans or not. Overall, they form a mysterious backdrop to what we know of the area in the time of Jesus, which remains obstinately obscure despite the enormous amount of research in recent decades on the ‘historical Jesus’ and Greco-Roman Galilee.
Through reference to the early texts, modern scholarship has contributed to a claim the Ituraeans were an Arab tribal group known mainly for their recurrent brigandage. E. A. Myers challenges these presuppositions and suggests a reappraisal of previous interpretations of these texts and the archaeological evidence to present a more balanced portrait of this ancient people. (From the Publisher's website)
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Themes : Ituraeans
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