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Paul Between Synagogue and State
Christians, Jews, and Civic Authorities in 1 Thessalonians, Romans, and Philippians
By Mikael Tellbe
Almqvist & Wiksell
$63.00 paper original
OUT OF PRINT
This study attempts to reconstruct the interactions between Christians, Jews, and civic authorities in Thessalonica, Rome, and Philippi in the middle of the first century CE and investigates how interactions in this tripartite relation shaped the self-understanding and identity of the Christian communities of 1 Thessalonians, Romans, and Philippians. It is argued that the need for socio-political legitimacy in the Greco-Roman society was a pressing need for the Christian movement not only from the late first century onward, but already in the middle of the first century.
Coniectanea Biblica, New Testament Series, No. 34.