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Bibil Identifier bibil:213000
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Were the Galileans "Religious Jews" or "Ethnic Judeans"?
Author Cromhout, Markus
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 64, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 1279-1297 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article focuses on an investigation into the ethnic identity of first-century Galileans. Its aim is to argue that the Galileans were not descendents of northern Israelites but were mostly descendents of “Jews” who came to live in the region during the Hasmonean expansion. The article demonstrates that this thesis is supported by Josephus and also by archaeological evidence. From the perspective of this thesis, the article contends that the term “Jew” does not apply to Galileans. First-century Galileans should rather be understood as “ethnic Judeans”.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Roman Period (from 63 BCE) : From the Beginning of the Christian Era to the First Jewish War ( 4 BCE - 65 CE) : Galilee, Perea
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Ethnicity
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