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Reading Romans Pompeii

Paul's Letter at Ground Level

Author(s): Peter Oakes

ISBN13: 9780281059317

ISBN10: 0281059314

Publisher: SPCK Publishing (17 Sept. 2009)

Extent: 208 pages

Binding: Paperback

Size: 15.6 x 0.9 x 23.4 cm

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  • Peter Oakes combines archaeology and biblical studies to give the reader a fresher, deeper understanding of Pauls letter to the Romans. An investigation of the archaeological evidence from Pompeii helps us to think about the ways in which different people - such as a slave girl, a cabinet-maker-cum-surgeon and an educated slave concubine - might have understood Pauls letter when they first heard it.

  • Peter Oakes

    Dr Peter Oakes is Greenwood Lecturer in the New Testament at the University of Manchester and has also taught Roman History at the University of Liverpool. He is editor of the Journal for the Study of the New Testament Booklist and his publications include Philippians: From People to Letter (CUP, 2001) and, as editor, Rome in the Bible and the Early Church (Baker/Paternoster 2002).

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