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Agriculture and Farming  

Zeev Safrai

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2012
This article presents a survey of research in farming and agriculture. It discusses the extent the economy was open that involved export and import. It then demonstrates how the local ... More

Arts and Crafts, Manufacture and Production  

Uzi Leibner

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2012
This article deals with Jewish arts and crafts and manufacture and production. It first introduces the sources used to shed more light on the crafts, manufacture, and production industries ... More

Clothing  

Dafna Shlezinger‐Katsman

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2012
This article discusses the garments that were worn by the Jews in Israel during the Graeco-Roman period. The discussion uses available material and literary sources, and tries to determine ... More

Infrastructure  

Benjamin Isaac

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2012
This article takes a look at the available infrastructures in Roman provinces. It first distinguishes the military structures, non-military structures, and civilian structures. It looks at ... More

Jewellery: The Literary Evidence  

Tziona Grossmark

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2012
This article examines the literary evidence available on jewellery from Jewish Roman antiquity. It defines jewellery as objects of personal adornment, and identifies the different ... More

Orality and Writing  

Carol Bakhos

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2012
This article is concerned with social-anthropological approaches to literacy and orality. It tries to determine the extent cultural studies of orality in other societies can throw light on ... More

Political-Historical Survey, c. 250–518  

Geoffrey Greatrex

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Oct 2008
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Nov 2012
The Byzantine Empire gradually emerged as a powerful independent state during c.250-518. The precise moment of the foundation of this state could not be ascertained. When Constantine I ... More

Population Structure and Jewish Identity  

David Goodblatt

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2012
This article shows how the people in Roman-Byzantine Palestine understood issues of group affiliation and identity. It starts with a review of the scholarship on the demography of ... More

Trade, Commerce, and Consumption  

Jack Pastor

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2012
This article studies trade, commerce, and consumption in Jewish Roman Palestine. It first defines these concepts, and then looks at different methodological approaches and problems. The ... More

Urbanization  

Jürgen K. Zangenberg and Dianne van de Zande

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2012
This article studies the urbanization of Palestine. It looks at the start of urbanization in Israel, followed by the mechanisms of urbanization during the Hellenistic period. Some of these ... More

Village and Countryside  

Ann E. Killebrew

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2012
This article discusses daily life in Jewish villages in Roman Palestine. In surveys rural Jewish settlement patterns and demography from the Roman to Byzantine periods. It explores the ... More

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