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On History and Love: Thessalonikē, the Thessalonian Correspondence, and the Afterlife of the Apostle Paul

Laura Salah Nasrallah

in Archaeology and the Letters of Paul

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199699674
eISBN:
9780191822339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199699674.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

Early Christians acted “out of love” for Paul—to quote a phrase from Tertullian—producing other texts and stories in his name or associated with him. Such pseudepigraphical writings should be ... More


On Poverty and Abundance: Philippi and the Letter to the Philippians

Laura Salah Nasrallah

in Archaeology and the Letters of Paul

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199699674
eISBN:
9780191822339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199699674.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

Even in the mid first century ce, Roman Philippi was still marked by its colonization by Roman veterans from the civil wars at the time of Augustus. One example of this is the cult of the god ... More


On Slaves and Other Things: Ephesos (and Corinth) and the Letter to Philemon

Laura Salah Nasrallah

in Archaeology and the Letters of Paul

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199699674
eISBN:
9780191822339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199699674.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This chapter argues that the letters of Paul are thoroughly infused with the slave-trading mentalities of the Roman world. Greek and Roman law and literature present the enslaved person as being both ... More


On Travel and Hospitality: The Letter to the Galatians and an Inscription from Galatia

Laura Salah Nasrallah

in Archaeology and the Letters of Paul

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199699674
eISBN:
9780191822339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199699674.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

The apostle Paul is often depicted as one among other apostolic heroes who traveled the Mediterranean to spread the gospel. The Letter to the Galatians indicates conflict between these travelers, ... More


Breaking Away: Three New Testament Pictures of Christianity's Separation from the Jewish Communities

Wayne A. Meeks

in In Search of the Early Christians: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091427
eISBN:
9780300130102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091427.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses three different documents in order to paint a clear picture of Christianity's break from Judaism. The three documents are the Fourth Gospel, the Gospel of Matthew, and the ... More


On Grief: Roman Corinth and 1 Corinthians

Laura Salah Nasrallah

in Archaeology and the Letters of Paul

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199699674
eISBN:
9780191822339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199699674.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

Judith Butler and Claudia Rankine investigate grief as political, asking who is grievable. Corinth was characterized as a city of grief because of its destruction by the Roman general Mummius, an ... More


The Gun(t)za and Abirhilt Manuscripts: Women and Their Books in the Anglo-Saxon Cultural Province in Francia

Felice Lifshitz

in Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia: A Study of Manuscript Transmission and Monastic Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256877
eISBN:
9780823261420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256877.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter gathers together the earliest evidence for book ownership and production in the Main Valley, demonstrating the association of these activities with women. The chapter also shows that we ... More


On Method: Archaeology and the Letters of Paul

Laura Salah Nasrallah

in Archaeology and the Letters of Paul

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199699674
eISBN:
9780191822339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199699674.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

Those who use archaeology to interpret New Testament texts run the risk of reintroducing past problems: Orientalist underpinnings that assume that the Mediterranean is static, unexamined feelings ... More


Epilogue

Laura Salah Nasrallah

in Archaeology and the Letters of Paul

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199699674
eISBN:
9780191822339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199699674.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This book has investigated not Paul but his letters, not only his letters but his letters in their place. Its focus has been the possible lives of those to whom Paul wrote: their conditions of ... More


Archaeology and the Letters of Paul

Laura Salah Nasrallah

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199699674
eISBN:
9780191822339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199699674.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

Through case studies of archaeological materials from local contexts, Archaeology and the Letters of Paul illuminates the social, political, economic, and religious lives of those whom the apostle ... More


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