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Bibil Identifier bibil:224711
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Did Large Estates Exist in Lower Galilee in the First Half of the First Century ce?
Author Fiensy, David A.
Journal Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus (Volume: 10, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 133-153 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In the discussions on the economy of Galilee in the time of Jesus, the presence or absence of large land-estates must play a significant role. Based on a reading of the parables attributed to Jesus, one could conclude that there were many estates of significantly large size and that they contributed to the economic conditions of Galilee causing loss of land and a growing rural proletariat. This paper will argue that the estates of Galilee were of modest size and had no significant economic impact. The argument will focus on the Bet Netofa Valley, and especially on the village of Shikhin, as the location for the medium-sized estates of the elites of Sepphoris.
DOI 10.1163/174551912X640212
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : History and Civilization : Roman Period
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 : Galilee
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