Biblical Bethsaida: A Study Of The First Century Ce In The Galilee by Carl E. SavageBiblical Bethsaida: A Study Of The First Century Ce In The Galilee by Carl E. Savage

Biblical Bethsaida: A Study Of The First Century Ce In The Galilee

byCarl E. Savage

Paperback | April 15, 2016

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In his illuminating, well-researched book examining the site of Et-Tell, also known as Bethsaida, Carl E. Savage explores archaeological evidence to offer readers a portrait of the religious beliefs and practices of the community living near the north shore of the Sea of Galilee during the first century CE. In the study of the cultural and social matrix of the first century in the Galilee, scholars have commonly prioritized written sources over archaeological evidence because written sources seem to contribute more directly to an understanding of the religious beliefs and practices of a community. However, there exist many competing views of the landscape during that time due to the varying interpretations of the textual sources. Using archaeological data from Bethsaida itself, Savage investigates the material practices of Bethsaida's ancient inhabitants, describing these practices as significant indicators of their sense of place both ideologically and geographically. He evaluates the historical plausibility of various social reconstructions for the region, and finds that the image that emerges of first-century Bethsaida is one similar to those of other Jewish communities in the Galilee.
Carl E. Savage is director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Drew University and serves as assistant director of excavations for the Bethsaida Excavations Project.
Title:Biblical Bethsaida: A Study Of The First Century Ce In The GalileeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:212 pages, 8.76 × 6.07 × 0.62 inPublished:April 15, 2016Publisher:Lexington BooksLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 1. Introduction Chapter 2 2. Bethsaida in the "Galilees" Chapter 3 3. The State of the Land and Its Inhabitants Chapter 4 4.Support for First Century CE Bethsaida Chapter 5 5. Conclusion Chapter 6 Excursus 1: The "Temple" of Bethsaida Chapter 7 Excursus 2: Identifying Et-Tell with Bethsaida Chapter 8 Appendix 1: The Material Culture Database Chapter 9 Appendix 2: The Coin Database

Editorial Reviews

Bethsaida is the only site that has yielded sufficient archaeological remains to shed light on a place pivotal to the ministry of Jesus. For anyone who is interested in the life of Jesus this book is absolutely a must.