Courts and the Judicial System

Jill Harries

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199216437
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Classics and Ancient History

Courts and the Judicial System

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This article discusses the courts and the judicial system of Roman Palestine. It takes note of the judicial diversity that existed during the time, and considers the Roman provincial jurisdiction that acted as investigating magistrates, among others. The next section looks at the jurisdiction of Roman Palestine, where it introduces the Book of Acts, the literary representation of Roman justice. The article also refers to several sources that reflect the views of the governed about the purpose of Roman administration.

Keywords: courts; judicial system; judicial diversity; provincial jurisdiction; Book of Acts; purpose of Roman administration

Article.  7806 words. 

Subjects: Classical Studies ; Greek and Roman Law ; Classical History

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