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Babatha’s Orchard: The Yadin Papyri and an Ancient Jewish Family Tale Retold

Philip F. Esler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198767169
eISBN:
9780191821349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767169.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Biblical Studies

In 1961 archaeologists discovered a family archive of legal papyri in a cave near the Dead Sea where their owner, the Jewish woman Babatha, had hidden them in 135 CE at the end of the Bar Kokhba ... More


Archival Ethnography

Philip F. Esler

in Babatha’s Orchard: The Yadin Papyri and an Ancient Jewish Family Tale Retold

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198767169
eISBN:
9780191821349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767169.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Biblical Studies

The legal papyri from the Dead Sea region discovered in the 1950s and 1960s have attracted much less attention than the scrolls from Qumran, mainly only as to legal issues. Yet legal documents ... More


Rethinking “Magic,” “Religion,” and “Philosophy”

Heidi Wendt

in At the Temple Gates: The Religion of Freelance Experts in the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190267148
eISBN:
9780190267162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190267148.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Chapter 3 focuses on experts who enlisted intellectual practices and discourses in their religious programs to a significant degree, often in conjunction with writings. The chapter draws together ... More


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