n HTS : Theological Studies - Building Jewish in the Roman East, P. Richardson : book review

Volume 62, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0259-9422
  • E-ISSN: 2072-8050



Extracted from text ... Richardson, P 2004 - Building Jewish in the Roman East Publishers: Baylor University Press. 413 pp. Price: Unknown Reviewer: Dr M Cromhout (Johannesburg) What can architecture reveal about "Judaism" in the ancient world? Richardson's focus is on the various architectural forms covering the Late-Hellenistic and Early Roman periods, while early Christian architecture too receives some, though limited, attention. What is of interest to Richardson is the close interrelationship in the ancient world between religion and architecture. It was only natural that archaeology and ancient texts would form an important part of his investigation and Richardson's use of one source to ..

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