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[Synoptic] Economic history & 1st C attitudes to poverty

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  • David Mealand
    Circa 48 CE price of bread in Jerusalem rose to 13 times what it normally was. (Jos. Ant.3.15 320). [Puts mid 2008 agri-commodity price rises in the shade!]
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      Circa 48 CE price of bread in Jerusalem
      rose to 13 times what it normally was.
      (Jos. Ant.3.15 320).
      [Puts mid 2008 agri-commodity price
      rises in the shade!]
      Citizens were helped with aid from
      rulers of Adiabene who were converts
      to Judaism (Jos. Ant.20.2.51
      cf. Tosefta Pea 4.18)
      Christians in Jerusalem were
      promised aid from Greek converts by Paul
      who hoped for greater approval of his
      activities in return.

      Think this may have something to do with
      how to date some of the fiercer of the texts
      sequenced by Bruce Brooks.

      David M.



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