The city in Roman Palestine

Sperber, Daniel

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  • Creator Daniel Sperber
  • Format Books
  • Publication New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (209 p.)
  • ISBNs 9781280451539, 128045153X, 9780195344585, 0195344588, 9780585254753, 0585254753
  • OCLC ocn466428221


  • 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.


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • English


  • 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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