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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


Nabatea and the Nabateans

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/9780198767169.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Biblical Studies

This chapter is the first of two that examine the characteristics of the world in which the papyri were written—here meaning the broad context of Nabatea and the Nabateans at the end of the first ... More


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