Village and Countryside

Ann E. Killebrew

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

Village and Countryside

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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 physical features of the Jewish village and the material culture of daily life, before it considers the impact of the rural Jewish settlements on the economic fabric of Roman Palestine.

Keywords: Jewish villages; daily life; settlement patterns; demography; physical features; material culture; economic fabric

Article.  9445 words. 

Subjects: Classical Studies ; Classical History ; Historical Archaeology

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