Article on 1st cent. population of Sepphoris

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Article on 1st cent. population of Sepphoris

Post by DCHindley » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:47 am

Academia.edu has a very interesting article by Nathan Schumer, "The Population Size of Sepphoris: Rethinking Urbanization in Early and Middle Roman Galilee"

https://www.academia.edu/33894484/The_P ... ddle_Roman

He thinks that the consensus estimate of about 6,000 inhabitants in the upper city, which was probably the only urbanized area until after 70 CE, is about twice the actual population. He recalculates this to range between 2,000-4,300 inhabitants, using most recent archaeological research on this city, which is the most thoroughly excavated of Galilean cities.

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