Sunday, April 04, 2021

Charlesworth & Pruszinski (eds), Cyprus Within the Biblical World (T&T Clark)

Cyprus Within the Biblical World
Are Borders Barriers?

Editor(s): James H. Charlesworth, Jolyon G. R. Pruszinski

Published: 03-25-2021
Format: Hardback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 256
ISBN: 9780567694904
Imprint: T&T Clark
Series: Jewish and Christian Textsv Volume: 32
Illustrations: 51 bw illus
Dimensions: 6 1/8" x 9 1/4"
List price: $115.00
Online price: $103.50

About Cyprus Within the Biblical World

This volume moves discussion of ancient Israelite culture beyond concepts of isolation and borders, factoring in already well-known insights from classical studies and ancient history that take greater account of the impressive connections between all the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Specifically, the contributors focus on Cyprus and the Bible and offer archaeological and biblical insights to consider how and in what ways, Cyprus and Cypriot culture was related to biblical life and perceptions.

Though the Mediterranean separated Palestine from Cyprus, it also joined them; archaeological finds expose significant trade relations and cultural commonalities, not only in the Hellenistic and late-Roman eras, but for many centuries prior. These relations developed and became even more intimate in the later biblical period, as evidenced by early Jewish and Christian writings. By exploring various methods of cultural contact, the contributors suggest that further examination of cultural links between Cyprus and Palestine in the biblical period can repay dividends in understanding the development of ancient Israelite religion, early Judaism, and early Christianity.

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