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St. Paul's Ephesus : Texts and Archaeology - Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

St. Paul's Ephesus

Texts and Archaeology

Paperback Published: 1st March 2008
ISBN: 9780814652596
Number Of Pages: 312

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In this new volume, renowned scholar Jerome Murphy-O'Connor does for Ephesus what he did for Corinth in his award-winning St. Paul's Corinth. He combs the works of twenty-six ancient authors for information about ancient Ephesus, from its beginnings to the end of the biblical era. Readers can now picture for themselves this second of the two major centers of Paul's missionary work, with its houses, shops, and monuments, and above al the world-renowned temple of Artemis. After presenting the textual and archaeological evidence, Murphy-O'Connor leads the reader on a walk through St. Paul's Ephesus and describes the history of Paul's years in the city. Although Ephesus has been a ruin for many hundreds of years, readers of this book will find themselves transported back to the days of its flourishing.

Jerome Murphy-O'Connor, OP, has been a professor of New Testament at the Ecole Biblique of Jerusalem since 1967. He has lectured throughout the world and is the author of numerous books, including the popular Oxford Press archaeological guidebook The Holy Land; and Paul the Letter-Writer, St. Paul's Corinth, and Jesus and Paul: Parallel Lives, all published by Liturgical Press.

This is a real must-have work for the student of the New Testament. The amount of material collected and made available is invaluable. For anyone preaching through the Book of Ephesians, the Book of Acts, or the life of Paul, this volume will be a resource of exceptional value.The Master's Seminary Journal ... a useful collection of classical texts for those planning a visit to Ephesus as well as those studying the New Testament.The Catholic Biblical Quarterly ... St. Paul's Ephesus is, to be sure, first a compendium of useful texts and artifacts, vividly illuminating a city of tremendous importance in early Christianity. For at least this reason, the book will reward careful reading, and the author is to be warmly thanked.Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society ... St. Paul's Ephesus stands highly recommended; students, scholars, and visitors to Turkey who will make a day stop at Ephesus-all of them will benefit significantly from this useful book.Review of Biblical Literature I would recommend the book for anyone interested in obtaining a strong, visceral sense of ancient Ephesus, of the critical role that Paul's time there played in the development of the Church, and of the social context and circumstances in which Paul wrote most of his letters.Catholic Books Review Anyone who is aware of New Testament history or has been a visitor to the site of Ephesus in modern-day Turkey realizes the importance of this metropolis in the Roman Empire and in the establishment of the church in the first-century Mediterranean world, and will be grateful for this book.The Bible Today [A] must for any biblical history shelf and anyone who wishes to learn more of this ancient city.Midwest Book Review

Forewordp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
List of Illustrationsp. xxi
The Ancient Texts
Strabo Introduces Ephesusp. 5
Marseilles, Daughter of Ephesusp. 5
Ephesus Founded by Amazonsp. 7
Athens Colonizes Ioniap. 9
The Site of the First Settlementp. 9
The Name of Artemisp. 14
Wine Good and Badp. 14
Ephesus, Birthplace of Artemis and Apollop. 15
A Moving Historyp. 17
The Temple of Artemisp. 20
The Right of Asylump. 24
The Harbors of Ephesusp. 26
Fishy Business in Ephesusp. 27
Worthies of Ephesusp. 29
North of Ephesusp. 31
Ephesus Passes into the Hands of Romep. 33
South of Ephesusp. 35
The Road System around Ephesusp. 36
Appianp. 38
Hannibal in Ephesusp. 38
A Witticism of Hannibalp. 38
Ephesians Act against Romep. 39
Ephesians Kill Italiansp. 41
Ephesians Murder Zenobiusp. 41
Ephesus Punished by Sullap. 42
Pompey Departs from Ephesusp. 43
Mark Antony at Ephesusp. 43
The Excesses of Mark Antonyp. 45
Athenaeusp. 47
The Foundation of Ephesusp. 47
Temple Museump. 49
Seafood from Ephesusp. 49
Luxury Goodsp. 50
Magic Spellsp. 51
Caesarp. 52
Robbing the Bankp. 52
Cicerop. 54
Ephesus, the Gateway to Asiap. 54
Runaway Slavesp. 57
Another Hannibal Storyp. 59
Dio Cassiusp. 61
Mark Antony Violates the Temple of Artemisp. 61
Ephesus Honoredp. 61
Cheap Gloryp. 62
Astrologer Honoredp. 63
Dio Chrysostomp. 64
The Bank of Asiap. 64
Herodotusp. 67
Artemis Protects Ephesusp. 67
Rich as Croesusp. 69
Greek Dialectsp. 69
The Royal Road from Ephesus to Persiap. 71
A Harbor and Housesp. 72
A Tragic Errorp. 73
Ignatius of Antiochp. 74
A Letter to Ephesusp. 74
Flavius Josephusp. 78
Exemption from Military Servicep. 78
A Bizarre Reportp. 79
Exemption from Military Service Extendedp. 80
An Ephesian Decreep. 80
Security of the Temple Taxp. 81
Agrippa and Herod in Ephesusp. 83
Rome Again Confirms Its Lawsp. 84
Medicine in Ephesusp. 84
Livyp. 86
The Temple of Artemisp. 86
Seleucid Control of Ephesusp. 87
The Harbor of Ephesusp. 88
Asia after Antiochusp. 90
Lukep. 92
Riot of the Silversmithsp. 92
Pausaniasp. 96
Home Is Bestp. 96
The Foundation of Ephesusp. 97
Hellenistic Ephesusp. 100
The Temple of Artemisp. 100
Pliny the Elderp. 104
The Site of Ephesusp. 104
Law at Ephesusp. 105
Staircase in the Temple of Artemisp. 106
Timber in the Temple of Artemisp. 107
Artists and Ephesusp. 108
The Five Amazonsp. 113
The Temple of Artemisp. 116
Pliny the Youngerp. 120
Travel North of Ephesusp. 120
An Appeal to Caesarp. 122
Plutarchp. 123
A Moral Lessonp. 123
Lysander at Ephesusp. 123
Asylum in Ephesusp. 125
Sulla Punishes Asiap. 125
A Swift Crossingp. 126
Buying Favorsp. 126
Antony Taxes Ephesusp. 127
Preparations for Warp. 128
Weird Storiesp. 129
Senecap. 130
The Population of Ephesusp. 130
Immigrants to Ephesusp. 131
Tacitusp. 134
A Rival to the Temple of Artemisp. 134
The Right of Asylum at Ephesusp. 135
Emperor Worshipp. 137
Vitruviusp. 139
The Foundation of Ioniap. 139
Height and Width in Columnsp. 140
Books on the Temple of Artemisp. 141
Architects of the Temple of Artemisp. 141
Interior Decoratingp. 142
Vermilionp. 142
Architects' Feesp. 143
Moving Marble for the Temple of Artemisp. 143
Poets and Novelists
Achilles Tatiusp. 149
Leucippe Seeks the Protection of Artemisp. 150
Clitophon Claims Asylump. 150
The Test of Virginityp. 150
The Meaning of Asylump. 151
Rescue at Seap. 152
Acts of Johnp. 154
The Temple of Artemisp. 155
Acts of Paulp. 156
The Description of Paulp. 156
The Baptized Lionp. 157
The Feminist Lionessp. 158
Antipater of Sidonp. 160
Wonders of the Worldp. 160
Callimachusp. 166
Hymn to Artemisp. 166
Philostratusp. 168
Public Bathsp. 168
In the Temple of Artemisp. 169
Plague in Ephesusp. 170
In Praise of Ephesusp. 171
The Death of Domitianp. 172
An Emperor Stimulates the Economyp. 173
A Covered Road to the Artemisionp. 173
Holidays in Ephesusp. 175
Xenophon of Ephesusp. 177
The Procession of Artemisp. 177
Visit to an Oraclep. 179
The Center of Ephesus in 50 C.E.p. 183
Paul in Jerusalemp. 183
A Quick Visit to Ephesusp. 186
A Walk with Paul through Ephesusp. 187
The State Agorap. 188
The Terrace Housesp. 192
The Square Agora and the Theatrep. 197
Paul's Ministry in Ephesusp. 201
Paul's Years in Ephesusp. 201
Hearing about Apollosp. 202
Johannite Disciples of Jesusp. 205
Separation from the Synagoguep. 207
Other Episodesp. 209
Missionary Expansion in Asiap. 210
Crisis in Galatiap. 212
Communications with Philippip. 217
Imprisonmentp. 220
The Third Letter to Philippip. 221
Trouble in the Church at Ephesusp. 222
Letters to the Lycus Valleyp. 225
Letters to Laodicea and Ephesus?p. 231
A Free Man Againp. 233
Consternation Caused by Corinthp. 235
Ephesus Much Laterp. 243
Notesp. 246
Bibliographyp. 262
Subject Indexp. 269
Classical Author Indexp. 280
New Testament Indexp. 286
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ISBN: 9780814652596
ISBN-10: 081465259X
Series: Michael Glazier Bks.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 1st March 2008
Publisher: Michael Glazier Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.43