This work uses rabbinic texts, classical sources, and archaeological evidence to describe what a typical Palestinian city looked like, and how it operated. It provides a background for understanding everyday life in the urban environment of the New Testament.
Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The Market: Physical Aspects; 2. Administration and Organization of the Market; 3. Market Control; 4. Pubs, Drunkards, and Licensing Laws; 5. On the Bathhouse; 6. Public Buildings; 7. Roads and Backstreets; 8. City Walls; 9. Water Supply, Sewage, and Drainage; 10. Archeology and the City; Appendix 1: Unidentified ""Public"" Buildings; Appendix 2: Urban Synagogues; Index; General Index
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