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Fergus Millar is Camden Professor of Ancient History (Emeritus) at the University of Oxford.
Table of Contents
PROLOGUE: EXCAVATING THE BIBLE I. A GREEK CHRISTIAN WORLD? 1. Introduction: Christians and Jews in Gerasa 2. The Late Roman Near East: Time and Space 3. . Aramaic-speaking Pagans in the Christian Period? 4. A Greek World, Pagan and Christian 5. Greek Literary Culture in the Near East 6. Greek Christianity in its Local Context: Documentary Evidence II. JEWS AND SAMARITANS IN A GREEK CHRISTIAN WORLD 1. Introduction: Greek in Palestine 2. Religious and Ethnic Communities in Palestine: Co-existence and Conflict 3. Samaritan Religion and Culture 4. Jews and Judaism in Palestine 5. The Jewish Diaspora: (a) The Mediterranean Coast and the Orontes Valley (b) From Arabia to Mesopotamia III. SYRIANS AND SARACENS: SURYOYE AND TAYYOYE 1. Introduction: Sixth-century Divisions 2. The Background: the Third and Fourth Centuries 3. Syriac and Greek, 373-485 4. Syriac, 373-485: Inscriptions and Manuscripts 5. Syriac Writing before 485 6. The Flowering of Syriac from 485 7. Saracens or Tayyoye EPILOGUE: CONNECTING TO MUHAMMAD?