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By Peter Richardson

ISBN-10: 9004141316

ISBN-13: 9789004141315

Archaeology has unearthed the glories of historical Jewish constructions through the Mediterranean. yet what has remained shrouded is what those structures intended. construction Jewish first surveys the structure of small rural villages within the Galilee within the early Roman interval sooner than analyzing the advance of synagogues as "Jewish associations." eventually, construction Jewish explores Jerusalem's flurry of establishing task lower than Herod the good within the first century BCE. Richardson's cautious paintings not just files the tradition that types the heritage to any research of moment Temple Judaism and early Christianity, yet he additionally succeeds in demonstrating how structure itself, like a textual content, conveys which means and hence without delay illuminates lifestyle and spiritual proposal and perform within the historic international.

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E. While the gospels refer frequently to the lêstês group of words, they quickly disappear from other Christian literature. , Pliny the Younger). Jesus was executed between two lêstai, despite the implicit embarrassment to the narrative in this admission (Mark 15:27, 32//Matt 27:38, 44; cf. Luke 23:33, 39–43).

San Juan Teotihuacán—the vast Aztec center with its great Pyramid to the Sun, Pyramid to the Moon, and Sacrificial Court—bowled me over by its immense scale and capacity to evoke the culture and religious activities of an ancient people. It was the first true archaeological site that I ever visited. In Mexico City I visited several startling projects of Felix Candela, the creative Mexican engineer whose deft touch resulted in architectural expressions that few architects could, at the time, emulate.

E. (Bell. civ. E. 23). Rome was even threatened with famine as a result of pirates, who are likened to robbers (Mithridatic Wars 91–96). They afflicted the Mediterranean as far west as the Pillars of Hercules (93), but they were a severer problem in the east, especially in Cilicia Tracheia, where piracy began. Piracy extended to Syria, Pamphylia, Cyprus, and Pontus—indeed, to almost all eastern nations (92). E. Octavian accused Pompey’s son Sextus of encouraging a “mysterious robbery infesting the sea,” so that famine threatened Rome (Bell.

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