Open office hour nt501 session 1

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Open office hour nt501 session 1

  1. 1. Open Office Hour NT501 (Dr. David M. May)<br />Synchronous Session, September 23, 7:00 CST<br />
  2. 2. Open Office<br />Questions related to the first half of the course, readings, or selection of text-segment?<br />
  3. 3. Social Stratification in the Herodian Period<br />Images and Model adapted from Richard Rohrbaugh, “Jesus: Village Artisan,” in The New Testament in Cross-Cultural Perspective (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2007).<br />
  4. 4. Urban Elites (1-2%)<br />Roman Emperor<br />(prefect/procurator)<br />Client king, tetrarch or ethnarch<br />Herodians<br />High priests<br />Lay aristocracy<br />
  5. 5. Retainers (5%)<br />Bailiffs<br />Tax farmers<br />Bureaucrats<br />
  6. 6. Urban Non-elites (3-7%)<br />Merchants<br />Artisans<br />Day Laborers<br />
  7. 7. Rural Peasants and Villagers (75%)<br />Freeholders (15-50 acres)<br />Small Freeholders (4-15 acres)<br />Tenant Farmers<br />Village Artisans<br />Day Laborers<br />Slaves<br />
  8. 8. Unclean and Degraded (5%)<br />Prostitutes<br />Porters, Dung Carriers<br />Sailors<br />Tanners<br />Etc.<br />
  9. 9. Expendables (5%)<br />Lame<br />Blind<br />Deformed<br />Diseased<br />Etc.<br />
  10. 10. Open Office<br />How does one choose between competing interpretative perspectives?<br />

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