Numismatics and Greek Lexicography

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Michael P. Theophilos
  • New York: 
    Bloomsbury Academic
    , November
     2019.
     288 pages.
     $115.00.
     Hardcover.
    ISBN
    9780567674364.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

Michael P. Theophilos explores the fascinating variety of numismatic contributions to Greek lexicography, pertaining to lexicographic studies of the Second Temple period in general, and the New Testament in particular. Theophilos considers previous scholarly attempts to grapple with, and incorporate, critical numismatic material into the emerging discipline of Greek lexicography--including foundational work by F. Preisigke and E. Kiessling--before outlining his own methodological approach. Theophilos' then examines the resources available for engaging with the numismatic material, and presents a series of specific case studies throughout the New Testament material. His carefully annotated images of coins draw readers in to a greater understanding of the material culture of the Greco-Roman world, and how this impacted upon the Greek language and the New Testament.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Michael P. Theophilos is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy at Australian Catholic University, Australia.

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