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Title: Numismatik und Neues Testament
Author(s): REISER, Marius
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 81    Issue: 4   Date: 2000   
Pages: 457-488
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.81.4.3200453

Abstract :
The first part gives some basic information on Greek and Roman coinage and the significance of numismatics for historical studies. The second part draws an outline of Jewish autonomous coinage, mainly in Hasmonean times, and the rebell-coinage of the two revolts AD 66-70 and 132-135. The third part deals with the coinage of the Herodians and the Roman procurators including a section on the Tyrian coinage, which was the only one accepted by the temple of Jerusalem. All the coins mentioned in the NT are reviewed with an eye to the denominational system, to which they belong: Roman or Greek? The last part is devoted to prices, wages, and sums of money as found in the NT. The items are compared to the data in other sources. It is argued that numismatics should become an integral part of biblical introduction.

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