Philippi at the Time of Paul and after His Death

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Charalambos Bakirtzis, Helmut Koester
Wipf and Stock Publishers, Sep 1, 2009 - Religion - 128 pages
Representing a cooperative effort between archaeologists and New Testament Scholars, this volume presents a full account of all archaeological finds related to Philippi as it existed in the early Roman imperial period. In addition, it contains a discussion of the consequences of the discovery in Philippi of the early fourth-century "Basilika of Paul" and the subsequent construction of an octagon around an older tomb of a hero, suggesting that a cult of the martyr Paul flourished in Philippi during the fourth, fifth, and sixth centuries. The volume also includes the first-ever publication of a recently discovered inscription mentioning a Jewish synagogue, photographs, and illustrations.

"Introduction" by Helmut Koester
"Colonia Iulia Philippensis" by Chaido Koukouli-Chrysantaki
"Paul and Philippi: The Archaeological Evidence" by Charalambos Bakirtzis
"Paul and Philippi: The Evidence from Early Christian Literature" by Helmut Koester
"Dead Paul: The Apostle as Martyr in Philippi" by Allen Dwight Callahan

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Charalambos Bakirtzis is Ephorus of Byzantine Antiquities in Thessaloniki and Professor of Byzantine Archaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Helmut Koester is Professor of New Testament Studies and Ecclesiastical History at Harvard Divinity School.

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