The Galilee Of Jesus Was Entrepreneurial, And Here's Why That Matters

Up until recently we knew almost nothing about the economy of Galilee during Jesus' time living there. Many academics believed and taught that Jesus and his followers were quite poor, as was the region, and that Jesus was leading a partly class-based revolt. Since then we've learned a lot about the region, as a more growing, entrepreneurial. and even industrial economy. Here we continue our conversation with archeologist David Fiensy about the economy and culture in which Jesus walked. Professor Fiensy is the author of The Archaeology of Daily Life: Ordinary Persons in Late Second Temple Israel.

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