By E. A. Myers

The Ituraeans, a little-known humans of overdue first century BCE Syria/Palestine, are said in short in a few early texts, significantly Pliny, Strabo and Josephus, and the principality of Ituraea is pointed out in Luke 3.1. there's, as but, no consensus between archaeologists as to if definite artefacts can be attributed to the Ituraeans or no longer. They shape a mysterious backdrop to what we all know of the world for the time of Jesus, which continues to be obstinately vague regardless of the big volume of study in contemporary many years at the 'historical Jesus' and Greco-Roman Galilee. via connection with the early texts, smooth scholarship has contributed to a declare the Ituraeans have been an Arab tribal staff identified typically for his or her recurrent brigandage. Elaine Myers demanding situations those presuppositions and indicates a reappraisal of prior interpretations of those texts and the archaeological facts to give a extra balanced portrait of this historical humans.

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