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West Semitic Epigraphy and the Judaean Diaspora during the Achaemenid Period: Babylonia, Egypt, Cyprus

André Lemaire

in Levantine Epigraphy and History in the Achaemenid Period (539-322 BCE)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780197265895
eISBN:
9780191772023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265895.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

After the destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar (587 BCE), most of the Judean elite (family of king Jehoiachin, civil and military servants, technicians) lived in Babylonia. New cuneiform ... More


Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163111
eISBN:
9781617970481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163111.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Christianity and monasticism have flourished in Upper Egypt from as early as the fourth century until the present day. The contributors to this volume, international specialists in Coptology, examine ... More


Introduction

Jennifer A. Glancy

in Slavery in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195136098
eISBN:
9780199834228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195136098.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

An understanding of the institution of slavery in the period in which Christianity emerged is necessary for comprehending both the rhetoric of slavery in Christian writings and the realities of ... More


Two Thousand Years of Coptic Christianity

Otto F. A. Meinardus

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774247576
eISBN:
9781617970986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774247576.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Christianity arrived early in Egypt, brought—according to tradition—by Saint Mark the Evangelist, who became the first patriarch of Alexandria. The Coptic Orthodox Church has flourished ever since, ... More


Excavating Christian Western Thebes: A History1

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163111
eISBN:
9781617970481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163111.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Visitors, dealers, collectors, and archaeologists in modern times have judged the impressive pharaonic stone monuments to be physically encumbered by post-pharaonic reuse and, accordingly, have ... More


Second Lecture: What is a New Testament Manuscript?

David C. Parker

in Textual Scholarship and the Making of the New Testament

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199657810
eISBN:
9780191744860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657810.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

This chapter asks the question ‘What is a New Testament manuscript”. It discusses papyrus copies, including amulets, ones with sentences for fortune-telling. Parchment majuscule manuscripts are ... More


Mother of God and Mother of Mysteries: The Third Century

Stephen J. Shoemaker

in Mary in Early Christian Faith and Devotion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300217216
eISBN:
9780300219531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217216.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the evidence of Marian piety in the third century. It first considers how Mary was regarded by the church fathers of the period, including Tertullian of Carthage, Clement of ... More


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