For anyone interested in the history of the ancient Mediterranean world, this book will be a rewarding read. For those seeking to understand the New Testament, I would say that it is absolutely essential. There is more work being done about ancient Galilee than a New Testament scholar is likely to be able to keep up with unless their research focuses exclusively on that aspect. For the rest of us, this distillation is a godsend, and I highly recommend it.
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Review of Fiensy and Strange, Galilee in the Late Second Temple and Mishnaic Periods , vol. 1
EXPLORING OUR MATRIX: Galilee in the Late Second Temple and Mishnaic Periods Volume 1 (James McGrath).