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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


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