In a Strange Land: How Judaism Adapted and Survived in Dura Europos, Syria

A few months ago I attended a lecture by Rodrigo Silva at the Horn Lectureship Series at Andrews University and was asked to write the following Newsletter article based on that lecture. This is what follows: In a Strange Land One question that needs an answer in biblical studies today is simply how did Judaism adapt and survive in the diaspora? To answer this question, Rodrigo Silva uses Dura Europos as a case study. Important to Dura Europos as a case study for this research is first a multi-fasciated culture, including the subcultures of Syrians, Greeks, Persians, Roman soldiers, conscript barbarians, Jews, and Christians. Additionally, Dura Europos contains one of the oldest and best pre

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