Translations of the most recent archaeological finds in the Greek language. Also includes revised translations of recent important transcriptions.
Each year many new Greek inscriptions and papyri are published. Others are supplemented or revised. For teachers and students of early Christianity and ancient Judaism such documents may be difficult to access and interpret. But they offer fresh insight into the cultural setting of the literary sources. In every case the ancient text is reproduced here. A parallel English translation is provided by each contributor, along with full discussion.
Collecting documentary evidence that appeared in publications between 1988 and 1992, volume 10 reproduces, translates, and reviews a selection of Greek inscriptions and papyri that focus on major social institutions of the time. A comprehensive series of indexes for volumes 6-10 offers a cumulative perspective on many topics. Notable entries in volume 10
- Artemis Triumphs over a Sorcerer
- How to celebrate Hadrian's Accession
- The Custom's Law of Asia
- Repairing the Baths at Colossae
- The Babatha Archive and Roman Law
- The Temple Warning against Gentiles
S. R. Llewelyn teaches early Christianity and Jewish studies at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
The Bible Today
A remarkable resource.
Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists
This is a useful volume that marshals a diverse array of evidence from all over the Mediterranean world. The strength of the present volume resides in both the breadth and depth of the various articles and the subjects they treat. Scholars of both the New Testament and early Christianity should definitely avail themselves of this volume because of the wealth of contextual material that is generally treated with much skill and erudition.
Near East Archaeological Society Bulletin
The 18 different scholars who contributed to this volume have provided a useful service to other scholars seeking to plumb the historical context of early Christianity . . . highly recommended.
Religious Studies Review
The appearance of an additional volume of the NewDocs series is always a welcome sight, and this one especially so for its inclusion of a comprehensive cumulative indices for Vols. 6-10. . . . Should be added to every research library's collection, yet is affordable enough for purchase by researchers and students.
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