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Bibil Identifier bibil:219743
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Herod Antipas in Galilee: Friend or Foe of the Historical Jesus?
Author Jensen, Morten Hørning
Journal Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus (Volume: 5, Issue: 1)
Undefined link Herod Antipas in Galilee
Year (Publication) 2007
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2007
Year (Copyright) 2007
Year (Reference) 2007
Language English
Pages 7-32 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The quest for the secrets of first-century Galilee has recently attracted much intense interest, fuelling not least the occasionally heated debate about the cultural and socio-economic setting of the historical Jesus. Interest centres in particular on Herod Antipas' impact on the region's socio-economic stability. Was he good or bad news for the ordinary rural peasant population, and did his urbanization programme critically impact on Jesus and his movement? No consensus has been reached regarding this and similar questions, and Antipas is presently promoted as the key figure in conflicting views of first-century Galilee as either enjoying good and stable conditions, or subject to heavy economic pressure aggravating indebtedness and tenancy. Surprisingly, the reign of Antipas has only been treated cursorily, with Harold Hoehner's dissertation from 1972 being the one exception, since when intense archaeological activity has produced much new insight on ancient Galilee. Building on a larger study, this article therefore explores the sources, both literary and archaeological, of Antipas' reign with a view to determining its socio-economic consequences. It will be argued that Antipas' impact on early first-century Galilee was probably more moderate than often assumed by scholars of the historical Jesus.
DOI 10.1177/1476869006074934
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Jesus : Historical Jesus
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) : Herod Antipas
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Galilee
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Religious Parties and Movements : Hellenistic Judaism : Josephus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Numismatics
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