Agnes Choi is associate professor of religion at Pacific Lutheran University. She is associate editor of Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters: A Historical and Biographical Guide. Her recent publications include “Never the Two Shall Meet? Urban-Rural Interaction in Lower Galilee,” in Galilee in the Late Second Temple and Mishnaic Periods, and “Between Literacy and Illiteracy,” in Scribal Practices and Social Structures among Jesus Adherents.
Bible & Archaeology Fest XXII, November 22 – 24, 2019
Sticks and Stones: The Economy of Roman Galilee in Its Physical Environment
Many archaeological excavations have focused on grand structures: palaces, temples, mosaics, and the like. However, more humble archaeological finds can also offer important insights into the ancient world. This lecture will consider wine and olive presses excavated in Lower Galilee and explore what their locations reveal about the ancient agricultural economy.