From the Back Cover
This volume is the result of a symposium on Paul and Philippi held in Kavala in Greek Macedonia in 1993.
Representing a cooperative effort between archaeologists and New Testament scholars, the volume presents a full account of all archaeological finds related to Philippi as it existed in the early Roman imperial period. In addition, it contains a discussion of the consequences of the discovery in Philippi of the early fourth-century "Basilika of Paul" and the subsequent construction of an octagon around an older tomb of a hero, suggesting that a cult of the martyr Paul flourished in Philippi during the fourth, fifth, and sixth centuries. The volume also includes the first-ever publication of a recently discovered inscription mentioning a Jewish synagogue.
Contents of the volume: "Introduction" by Helmut Koester; "Colonia Iulia Philippensis" by Chaido Koukouli-Chrysantaki; "Paul and Philippi: The Archaeological Evidence" by Charalambos Bakirtzis; "Paul and Philippi: The Evidence from Early Christian Literature" by Helmut Koester; and "Dead Paul: The Apostle as Martyr in Philippi" by Allen Dwight Callahan.
Charalambos Bakirtzis is Ephorus of Byzantine Antiquities in Thessaloniki and Professor of Byzantine Archaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Helmut Koester is Professor of New Testament Studies and Ecclesiastical History at Harvard Divinity School.
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