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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


Life in Maoza

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/9780198767169.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Biblical Studies

This chapter illuminates the world of Shim‘on and Babatha by focusing on life in their village of Maoza. It begins with the distinctive hot desert environment of the region, where irrigation was ... More


Settlement and Competition in Iron Age I Canaan: An Archaeological, Political, and Social Perspective

Victor H. Matthews

in The History of Bronze and Iron Age Israel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190231149
eISBN:
9780190231187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190231149.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the forces (environmental, economic, and political) that contributed to the nearly complete transformation of the eastern Levant at the end of the Late Bronze Age, including the ... More


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