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Title: Mapping Galilee in Josephus, Luke, and John: Critical Geography and the Construction of an Ancient Space
Author: Vonder Bruegge, John M
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2016
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004317321
Volumes: 1; Pages: 238
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The study of 1st century CE Galilee has become an important subfield within the broader disciplines of Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity. In Mapping Galilee, John M. Vonder Bruegge examines how Galilee is portrayed, both in ancient writings and current scholarship, as a variously mapped space using insights from critical geography as an evaluative lens. Conventional approaches to Galilee treat it as a static backdrop for a deliberate and dynamic historical drama. By reasserting geography as a creative process rather than a passive description, Vonder Bruegge also reasserts ancient Galilee as an interpreted space - a series of conceptualized "maps" - laden with meaning, significance, and purpose for each individual author.