Magdala of Galilee: A Jewish City in the Hellenistic and Roman Period By Richard Bauckham
Magdala of Galilee for the first time unifies the outcomes of numerous excavations of the Galilean metropolis. Right here, archaeologists and historians of the Second Temple Period work collectively to know the website and its significance to profile Galilee and the area round the lake in the Early Roman interval. After a complete overview of the historical past and character of the metropolis, the quantity particulars the harbor, the home and mercantile sectors, the Jewish ritual baths, and the synagogue, with its distinctive and outstanding engraved stone. There’s additionally a full examine of Magdala’s fishing trade, which dominated fishing on the lake, and the manufacturing of salted fish. The rabbinic traditions about Magdala are absolutely investigated for the first time, and a examine of Josephus’ account of the metropolis’s position in the Jewish revolt can also be included. The in-depth archaeological, historic, and literary analyses are enriched by a wealth of on-site images, regional maps, and excavation plans. Edited by Richard Bauckham, this cutting-edge synthesis of worldwide area work and scholarly examine brings the City of Fish and its place in Jewish historical past and tradition into sharp aid, offering each specialists and normal readers with a richer understanding of the background of early Judaism and Christianity.