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Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John: Reading Revelation in the Ruins

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After more than a century of debate about the significance of imperial cults for the interpretation of Revelation, this is the first study to examine both the archaeological evidence and the Biblical text in depth. Friesen argues that a detailed analysis of imperial cults as they were practiced in the first century CE in the region where John was active allows us to understand John's criticism of his society's dominant values. He demonstrates the importance of imperial cults for society at the time when Revelation was ...

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Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John: Reading Revelation in the Ruins
2006, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195188219

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Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John: Reading Revelation in the Ruins
2001, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195131536

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