3. New Testament World/Backgrounds

Aguilar, M. I. "Rethinking the Judean Past: Questions of History and a Social Archaeology of Memory in the First Book of the Maccabees". BTB 30 (2000): 58-67.
_____. "Time, Communion, and Ancestry in African Biblical Interpretation: A Contextual Note on 1 Maccabees 2:49-70". BTB 32 (2003): 129-44.

Ando, C. Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.

Apostolides, A. & Y. Dreyer. "The Greek Evil Eye, African Witchcraft, and Western Ethnocentrism". Hervormde Teologiese Studies 64 (2008): 1021-42.

Aune, D. E. "Magic in Early Christianity". ANRW 2.23.2 (1980): 1507-57.

Avidov, A. Not Reckoned amng Nations: The Origins of the So-Called "Jewish Question" in Roman Antiquity. Tübingen: Mohr-Siebeck, FORTHCOMING.

Bang, P. Roman Bazaar: A Comparative Study of Trade and Markets in a Tributary Empire. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Barclay, J. M. G. "Deviance and Apostasy: Some Applications of Deviance Theory to First-Century Judaism and Christianity". Pages 114-27 in Modelling Early Christianity. Edited by P. F. Esler. London: Routledge, 1995. 
_____. "The Family as the Bearer of Religion in Judaism and Early Christianity". Pages 66-80 in Constructing Early Christian Families. Edited by H. Moxnes. London: Routledge, 1997.

Barton, C. A. "The 'Moment of Truth' in Ancient Rome: Honor and Embodiment in a Contest Culture". Stanford Humanities Review 6 (1998): 16-30.
_____. Roman Honor: The Fire in the Bones. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001.

Barton, S. C. "The Relativisation of Family Ties in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman Traditions". Pages 81-100 in Constructing Early Christian Families. Edited by H. Moxnes. London: Routledge, 1997.

Bettini, M. Anthropology and Roman Culture: Kinship, Time, Images of the Soul. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991.

Bossman, D. M. "Authority: First Century Judaism and Christianity in Cross-Cultural Analysis". Pages 1-13 in Authority and Theology. Edited by R. Penaskovic. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1987.
_____. "Authority and Tradition in First-Century Judaism and Christianity". BTB 17 (1987): 3-9.

Botha, J. E. "Exploring Gesture and Nonverbal Communication in the Bible and the Ancient World: Some Initial Observations". Neot 30 (1996): 1-19.

Botha, P. J. J. "New Testament Texts in the Context of Reading Practices of the Roman Period: The Role of Memory and Performance". Scriptura 90 (2005): 621-40.

Bowditch, P. L. Horace and the Gift Economy of Patronage. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001.

Bradley, K. R. Slaves and Masters in the Roman Empire: A Study in Social Control. New York: Oxford University Press, 1984.

Bradley, M. Colour and Meaning in Ancient Rome. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Brunt, P. A. "A Marxist View of Roman History". Journal of Roman Studies 72 (1982): 156-63.

Bryant, J. M. Moral Codes and Social Structures in Ancient Greece: A Sociology of Greek Ethics from Homer to the Epicureans and Stoics. New York: SUNY Press, 1996.

Buell, D. K. "Ethnicity and Religion in Mediterranean Antiquity and Beyond". RelSRev  3 (2000): 243-49.

Burkert, W. Homo Necans: The Anthropology of Ancient Greek Sacrificial Ritual and Myth. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983.

Cairns, D. L. Aidos: The Psychology and Ethics of Honour and Shame in Ancient Greek Literature. Oxford: Clarendon, 1993.
_____. "Ethics, Ethology, Terminology: Iliadi Anger and the Cross-Cultural Study of Emotion". Yale Classical Studies 32 (2003): 11-49.

Calame, C. Poetic and Performative Memory in Ancient Greece: Heroic Reference and Ritual Gestures in Time and Space. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, FORTHCOMING.

Camp, C. V. "Honor and Shame in Ben Sira: Anthropological and Theological Reflections". Pages in The Book of Ben Sira in Modern Research. Edited by P. C. Beentjes. Berlin: de Gruyter, 1997.

Chalcraft, D. J. (ed.) Sectarianism in Early Judaism: Sociological Advances. London: Equinox, FORTHCOMING.

Chance, J. K. "The Anthropology of Honor and Shame: Culture, Values and Practice". Semeia 68 (1996): 139-51.

Cohen, D. Law, Sexuality, and Society: The Enforcement of Morals in Classical Athens. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
_____. Law, Violence and Community in Classical Athens. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Cromhout, M. "A Clash of Symbolic Universes: Judeanism vs Hellenism". Hervormde Teologiese Studies 63 (2007): 1089-117.
_____. "Religion and Covenantal Praxis in First Century Judeanism". Hervormde Teologiese Studies 63 (2007): 171-205.
_____. "Were the Galileans 'Religious Jews' or 'Ethnic Judeans'?" Hervormde Teologiese Studies 64 (2008): 1279-97.

Cromhout, M. & A. G. van Aarde. "A Socio-Cultural Model of Judean Ethnicity: A Proposal". Hervormde Teologiese Studies 62 (2006): 69-101.

Crook, Z. A. "BTB Readers Guide: Loyalty". BTB 34 (2004): 167-77.
_____. "Constructing a Model of Ancient Prayer". Pages 48-66 in In Other Words: Essays on Social Science Methods and the New Testament in Honor of Jerome H. Neyrey. Edited by A. C. Hagedorn, Z. A. Crook & E. Stewart. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2007.

Davies, P. R. "Food, Drink and Sects: The Question of Ingestion in the Qumran Texts". Semeia 86 (1999): 151-63.

Davis, E. F. Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

de Ste. Croix, G. E. M. The Class Struggle in the Ancient Greek World from the Archaic Age to the Arab Conquests. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1981.
_____. "Suffragium: From Vote to Patronage". British Journal of Sociology 5 (1954): 33-48.

Demand, N. Birth, Death, and Motherhood in Classical Greece. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.

Denzey, N. "The Limits of Ethnic Categories". Pages 498-507 in Handbook of Early Christianity. Edited by A. J. Blasi et al. Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira, 2002.

deSilva, D. A. Honor, Patronage, Kinship and Purity: Unlocking New Testament Culture. Downer's Grove, IL: IVP, 2000.
_____. The Hope of Glory: Honor Discourse and New Testament Interpretation. Collegeville, MN: Michael Glazier, 1999. 
_____. "The Wisdom of Ben Sira: Honor, Shame, and the Maintenance of the Values of a Minority Culture". CBQ 58 (1996): 433-55.

Des Bouvrie, S. Women in Greek Tragedy: An Anthropological Approach. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991.

Detienne, M. Comparative Anthropology of Ancient Greece. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007.
_____. The Greeks and Us. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2007.

Dodd, D. B. and C. A. Faraone (eds.) Initiation in Ancient Greek Rituals and Narratives: New Critical Perspectives. New York: Routledge, 2003.

Douglas, R. C. "Liminality and Conversion in Joseph and Aseneth". JSP 3 (1988): 31-42.

Duling, D. C. "Empire: Theories, Methods, Models". Pages 49-74 in The Gospel of Matthew in Its Roman Imperial Context. Edited by J. K. Riches & D. C. Sim. London: T&T Clark, 2005.
_____. "Millennialism". Pages 183-205 in The Social Sciences and New Testament Interpretation
. Edited by R. L. Rohrbaugh. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1996.

Eilberg-Schwartz, H. The Savage in Judaism: An Anthropology of Israelite Religion and Ancient Judaism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990.

Elliott, J. H. "The Fear of the Leer: The Evil Eye from the Bible to Li'l Abner". Forum 4.4 (1988): 42-71.
_____. "Patronage and Clientage". Pages 144-56 in The Social Sciences and New Testament Interpretation. Edited by R. L. Rohrbaugh. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1996.

Erdkamp, P. P. M. "Beyond the Limits of the 'Consumer City': A Model of the Urban and Rural Economy in the Roman World". Historia 50 (2001): 332-56.

Esler, P. F. "'By the Hand of a Woman': Culture, Story and Theology in the Book of Judith". Pages 64-101 in Social Scientific Models for Interpreting the Bible. Edited by J. J. Pilch. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2000.
_____. "God's Honour and Rome's Triumph: Responses to the Fall of Jerusalem in 70 CE in Three Jewish Apocalypses". Pages 239-58 in Modelling Early Christianity. Edited by P. F. Esler. London: Routledge, 1995.
_____. "Ludic History in the Book of Judith: The Reinvention of Israelite Identity?" BibInt 10 (2002): 107-43.
_____. "Political Oppression in Jewish Apocalyptic Literature: A Social-Scientific Approach". Listening 28 (1993): 181-99.

Fatum, L. "Women, Symbolic Universe and Structures of Silence: Challenges and Possibilities in Androcentric Texts". ST 43 (1989): 61-80.

Feeley-Harnik, G. The Lord's Table: The Meaning of Food in Early Judaism and Christianity. Rev ed. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994.

Fenn, R. K. The Death of Herod: An Essay in the Sociology of Religion. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Fiensy, D. A. "Craftsmen as Brokers". Proceedings of the Eastern Great Lakes & Midwest Biblical Societies 14 (1994): 57-68.

Finley, M. I. "The Ancient City: From Fustel de Coulanges to Max Weber and Beyond". Comparative Studies in Society & History 18 (1977): 305-27.

Fishbane, S. Deviance in Early Rabbinic Literature: A Collection of Socio-Anthropological Essays. Leiden: E. J. Brill, FORTHCOMING.

Fisher, N. R. E. Hybris: A Study in the Values of Honor and Shame in Ancient Greece. Warminster: Aris & Philips, 1992.

Forbes, H. Meaning and Identity in a Greek Landscape: An Archaeological Ethnography. Cambridge: Cambridge, 2007.

Freyne, S. Galilee and Gospel: Collected Essays. WUNT 125. Tübingen: J. C. B. Mohr, 2000.
_____. "Herodian Economics in Galilee: Searching for a Suitable Model". Pages 23-46 in Modelling Early Christianity. Edited by P. F. Esler. London: Routledge, 1995.

Gager, J. G. "Christian Missions and the Theory of Cognitive Dissonance". Pages 177-94 in Social Scientific Approaches to New Testament Interpretation. Edited by D. G. Horrell. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1999.
_____. Kingdom and Community: The Social World of Early Christianity. Engelwood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1975.

Garland, R. The Eye of the Beholder: Deformity and Disability in the Greco-Roman World. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1995.

Garnsey, P. Cities, Peasants and Food in Classical Antiquity: Essays in Social and Economic History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Gill, C. et al. (eds.) Reciprocity in Ancient Greece. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Glancy, J. A. "Family Plots: Burying Slaves Deep in Historical Ground". BibInt 10 (2002): 57-75.

Gould, J. Myth, Ritual, Memory and Exchange: Essays in Greek Literature and Culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Gouldner, A. W. The Hellenic World: A Sociological Analysis. New York: Harper & Row, 1965. 

Hagedorn, A. C. Between Moses and Plato: Individual and Society in Deuteronomy and Ancient Greek Law. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2004.

Hales, S. & T. Hodos (ed.) Material Culture and Social Identities in the Ancient World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Hall, J. Politeness and Politics in Cicero's Letters. Oxford: Oxford University Press, FORTHCOMING.

Hall, J. M. Ethnic Identity in Greek Antiquity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
_____. Hellenicity: Between Ethnicity and Culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002.

Halliwell, S. Greek Laughter: A Study of Cultural Psychology from Homer to Early Christianity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, FORTHCOMING.

Hanson, K. C. "The Galilean Fishing Economy and the Jesus Tradition". BTB 27 (1997): 99-111
_____. "The Herodians and Mediterranean Kinship, Part 1: Genealogy and Decent". BTB 19 (1989): 75-84.
_____. "The Herodians and Mediterranean Kinship, Part 2: Marriage and Divorce". BTB 19 (1989): 142-51.
_____. "The Herodians and Mediterranean Kinship, Part 3: Economics". BTB 20 (1990): 10-21.
_____. "Kinship". Pages 62-79 in The Social Sciences and New Testament Interpretation. Edited by R. L. Rohrbaugh. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1996.

Hanson, K. C. & D. E. Oakman. Palestine in the Time of Jesus: Social Structures and Social Conflicts. 2nd ed. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2008.

Harland, P. A. Associations, Synagogues and Congregations: Claiming a Place in Mediterranean Society. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2003.
_____. "The Economy of First Century Palestine: State of the Discussion". Pages 511-27 in Handbook of Early Christianity. Edited by A. J. Blasi et al. Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira, 2002.

Harlow, M. & R. Lawrence. Growing Up and Growing Old in Ancient Rome: A Life Course Approach. London: Routledge, 2001.

Hegedus, T. "The Urban Expansion of the Isis Cult: A Quantitative Approach". SR 27 (1998): 161-78.

Hezser, C. Jewish Literacy in Roman Palestine. Tübingen: J. C. B. Mohr, 2001.

Hollenbach, P. W. "Defining Rich and Poor Using the Social Sciences". SBLSP (1987): 50-63.

Hopkins, K. Death and Renewal: Sociological Studies in Roman History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983.
_____. "Economic Growth and Towns in Classical Antiquity". Pages 35-77 in Towns in Societies
. Edited by P. Abrams & E. A. Wrigley. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1978. 
_____. "Taxes and Trade in the Roman Empire (200 BC-AD 400)". Journal of Roman Studies 70 (1980): 101-25.

Horsley, R. A. " 'My Name is Legion': Spirit Possession and Exorcism in Roman Palestine". Pages 41-58 in Experientia, Volume 1. Edited by F. Flannery, C. Shantz & R. A. Werline. Atlanta: SBL Publications, 2008.

Isenberg, S. R. "Mary Douglas and Hellenistic Religions: The Case of Qumran". SBLSP (1975): 179-85.
_____. "Power through Temple and Torah in Greco-Roman Palestine". Pages 24-52 in Christianity, Judaism, and Other Greco-Roman Cults, Part 2. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1975.

Johnson, T. & C. Dandeker. "Patronage: Relation and System". Pages 219-42 in Patronage in Ancient Society. Edited by A. Wallace-Hadrill. London: Routledge, 1989.

Johnson, W. A. Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman Empire: A Study of Elite Communities. Oxford: Oxford University Press, FORTHCOMING.
_____. "Toward a Sociology of Reading in Classical Antiquity". American Journal of Philology 121 (2000): 593-627.

Joubert, S. J. "Coming to Terms with a Neglected Aspect of Ancient Mediterranean Reciprocity: Seneca's Views on Benefit-Exchange in De Beneficiis as the Framework for a Model of Social Exchange". Pages 47-63 in Social Scientific Models for Interpreting the Bible. Edited by J. J. Pilch. BINS 53. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2000.
_____. "One Form of Social Exchange or Two? 'Euergetism', Patronage, and Testament Studies". BTB 31 (2001): 17-25.

Kron, G. "Anthropometry, Physical Anthropology, and the Reconstruction of Ancient Health, Nutrition, and Living Standards". Historia 54 (2005): 68-83.

Kyrtatas, D. J. "Modes and Relations of Production". Pages 529-54 in Handbook of Early Christianity. Edited by A. J. Blasi et al. Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira, 2002.

Lamoreaux, J. T. "BTB Readers' Guide: Ritual Studies". BTB  39 (2009): 153-65.

Langlands, R. Sexual Morality in Ancient Rome. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Lendon, J. E. Empire of Honour: The Art of Government in the Roman Empire. Oxford: Clarendon, 1997.

Levine, A.-J. "Theory, Apologetic, History: Reviewing Jesus' Jewish Context". AusBR 55 (2007): 57-78.

Lightstone, J. N. The Commerce of the Sacred: Mediation of the Divine among Jews in the Graeco-Roman Diaspora. BJS 59. Chico, CA: Scholars Press, 1984.
_____. Mishnah and the Social Formation of the Early Rabbinic Guild: A Socio-Rhetorical Approach. Waterloo, ON: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2002.
_____. Society, the Sacred, and Scripture in Ancient Judaism: A Sociology of Knowledge. ESCJ 3. Waterloo, ON: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 1988.

Love, J. R. Antiquity and Capitalism: Max Weber and the Sociological Foundations of Roman Civilization. London: Routledge, 1991.

Malina, B. J. "Apocalyptic and Territoriality". Pages 369-80 in Early Christianity in Context. Edited by F. Manns & E. Alliata. Jerusalem: Franciscan Press, 1993.
_____. "Christ and Time: Swiss or Mediterranean". CBQ 51 (1989): 1-31. 
_____. "Daily Life in the New Testament Period". Pages in Life and Culture in the Ancient Near East. Edited by R. E. Averbeck, M. W. Chavalas & D. B. Weisberg. Betheseda, MD: CDL Press, 2003.
_____. "Dealing with Biblical (Mediterranean) Characters: A Guide for U.S. Consumers". BTB 19 (1989): 127-41.

_____. "Establishment Violence in the New Testament World". Scriptura 51 (1994): 51-78.
_____. "The Individual and the Community: Personality in the Social World of Early Christianity". BTB 9 (1979): 126-38.
_____. "Is There a Circum-Mediterranean Person? Looking for Stereotypes". BTB 22 (1992): 66-87.
_____. "Interpreting the Bible with Anthropology: The Question of Poor and Rich". Listening 21 (1986): 148-59.
_____. "Limited Good and the Social World of Early Christianity". BTB 8 (1978): 162-76.
_____. "Mediterranean Sacrifice: Dimensions of Domestic and Political Religion". BTB 26 (1996): 26-44.
_____. "Power, Pain and Personhood: Asceticism in the Ancient Mediterranean World". Pages 67-96 in Asceticism. Edited by V. L. Wimbush & R. Valantasis. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
_____. "Religion in the Imagined New Testament World: More Social Science Lenses". Scriptura 51 (1994): 1-26.
_____. "Understanding New Testament Persons". Pages 41-61 in The Social Sciences and New Testament Interpretation. Edited by R. L. Rohrbaugh. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1996.
_____. "Wealth and Poverty in the New Testament and Its World". Int 41 (1987): 354-67.
_____. Windows on the World of Jesus: Time Travel to Ancient Judea. Louisville, KY: WJK Press, 1993.

Malina, B. J. & J. J. Pilch. "The Wrath of God: The Meaning of o0rgh\ qeou= in the New Testament World". Pages 138-54 in In Other Words: Essays on Social Science Methods and the New Testament in Honor of Jerome H. Neyrey. Edited by A. C. Hagedorn, Z. A. Crook & E. Stewart. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2007.

Malkin, I. & K. Panagopoulou (ed.) Greek and Roman Networks in the Mediterranean. London: Routledge, 2009.

Martin, L. H. "The Anti-Individualistic Ideology of Hellenistic Culture". Numen 41 (1994): 117-40.
–––––. "Aspects of 'Religious Experience' among the Hellenistic Mystery Religions". Religion & Theology 12 (2005): 349-69.
_____. "Comparativism and Sociobiological Theory". Numen 48 (2001): 290-308.

Maurizio, L. "Anthropology and Spirit Possession: A Reconsideration of the Pythia's Role at Delphi". JHS 115 (1995): 69-86.

McCready, W. O. "Friendship and Second Temple Sectarianism". Pages 402-22 in Text and Artifact in the Religions of Mediterranean Antiquity. Edited by S. G. Wilson & M. Desjardins. Waterloo, ON: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2000.

Mitchell, L. G. Greeks Bearing Gifts: The Public Use of Private Relationships in the Greek World, 435-323 BC. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Morris, I. Death Ritual and Social Structure in Classical Antiquity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Moxnes, H. "Conventional Values in the Hellenistic World: Masculinity". Pages 263-84 in Conventional Values of the Hellenistic Greeks. Edited by P. Bilde et al. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, 1997.
_____. "Honor and Shame". Pages 19-40 in The Social Sciences and New Testament Interpretation. Edited by R. L. Rohrbaugh. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1996.

Neufeld, D. And So They Went Out: The Lives of Adam and Eve as Cultural Transformation Story. Minneapolis: Fortress, FORTHCOMING.
_____. "The Rhetoric of Body, Clothing and Identity in the Vita and Genesis". Scriptura 90 (2005): 679-84.

Neusner, J. "Max Weber Revisited: Religion and Society in Ancient Judaism with Special Reference to the Late First and Second Centuries". SecCent 1 (1981): 61-84.

Neyrey, J. H. "Clean/Unclean, Pure/Polluted, and Holy/Profane: The Idea and the System of Purity". Pages 80-104 in The Social Sciences and New Testament Interpretation. Edited by R. L. Rohrbaugh. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1996.
_____. "Josephus' Vita and Encomium: A Native Model of Personality". JSJ 25 (1994): 177-206.
_____. "God, Benefactor and Patron: The Major Cultural Model for Interpreting the Deity in Greco-Roman Antiquity". JSNT 27 (2005): 465-492.
_____. "Meals, Food, and Table Fellowship". Pages 159-82 in The Social Sciences and New Testament Interpretation. Edited by R. L. Rohrbaugh. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1996.

_____. "Miracles, In Other Words: Social Science Perspectives on Healing". Pages 19-56 in Miracles in Jewish and Christian Antiquity. Edited by J. C. Cavadini. South Bend, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2000.
_____. "Unclean, Common, Polluted, Taboo". Forum 4.4 (1988): 72-82.

Niehoff, M. Philo on Jewish Identity and Culture. Tübingen: J. C. B. Mohr, 2001.

Oakman, D. E. "The Ancient Economy". Pages 126-43 in The Social Sciences and New Testament Interpretation. Edited by R. L. Rohrbaugh. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1996.
_____. "The Archaeology of First-Century Galilee and the Social Interpretation of the Historical Jesus". SBLSP (1994): 220-51.
_____. "Batteries of Power: Coinage in the Judean Temple System". Pages 171-85 in In Other Words: Essays on Social Science Methods and the New Testament in Honor of Jerome H. Neyrey. Edited by A. C. Hagedorn, Z. A. Crook & E. Stewart. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2007.
_____. "Culture, Society, and Embedded Religion in Antiquity". BTB 35 (2005): 4-12
_____. "Economics of Palestine". Pages in Dictionary of New Testament Background. Edited by C. A. Evans. Downer's Grove, IL: IVP, 2001.

Osiek, C. "Archaeological and Architectural Issues and the Question of Demographic and Urban Forms". Pages 83-103 in Handbook of Early Christianity. Edited by A. J. Blasi et al. Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira, 2002.
_____. "The Politics of Patronage and the Politics of Kinship: The Meeting of the Ways". BTB 39 (2009): 143-52.
_____. "Women, Honor, and Context in Mediterranean Antiquity". Hervormde Teologiese Studies 64 (2008): 323-37.

Parkin, T. G. Demography and Roman Society. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, 1992. 

Parkins, H. (ed.) Roman Urbanism: Beyond the Consumer City. New York/London: Routledge, 1997.

Phillips, C. R. "The Sociology of Religious Knowledge in the Roman Empire to AD284". ANRW 2.16.3 (1986): 2677-773.

Pilch, J. J. "'Beat His Ribs While He is Young' (Sir 30:12): A Window on the Mediterranean". BTB 23 (1993): 101-13.
_____. "Biblical Leprosy and Body Symbolism". BTB 11 (1981): 108-13.
_____. Flights of the Soul: Visions, Heavenly Journeys and Peak Experiences in the Biblical World. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011.
_____. "Holy Men and Their Sky Journeys: A Cross-Cultural Model". BTB 35 (2005): 106-11.
_____. "Illness and Other Crises: Early Christianity". Pages in Religions of the Ancient World: A Guide. Edited by S. I. Johnson. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004.
_____. "Improving Bible Translations: The Example of Sickness and Healing". BTB 30 (2000): 129-34.
_____. The Cultural Dictionary of the Bible. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1999.
_____. Healing in the New Testament: Insights from Medical and Mediterranean Anthropology. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2000.
_____. "Secrecy in the Mediterranean World: An Anthropological Perspective". BTB 24 (1994): 151-7.
_____. "Understanding Biblical Healing: Selecting the Appropriate Model". BTB 18 (1988): 60-6.
_____. "Understanding Healing in the Social World of Early Christianity". BTB 22 (1992): 26-33.

Pilch, J. J. & B. J. Malina (eds.) Biblical Social Values and Their Meaning: A Handbook. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1993.

Rabichev, R. "The Mediterranean Concepts of Honour and Shame as Seen in the Depiction of the Biblical Women".  Religion & Theology 3.1 (1996): 51-63.

Regev, E. Sectarianism in Qumran: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2007.

Rohrbaugh, R. L. The Biblical Interpreter: An Agrarian Bible in an Industrial World. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1978.
_____. "The Preindustrial City". Pages 107-25 in The Social Sciences and New Testament Interpretation. Edited by R. L. Rohrbaugh. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1996.
_____. (ed.) The Social Sciences and New Testament Interpretation. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1996.

Ross, E. & R. Rapp, "Sex and Society: A Research Note from Social History and Anthropology". CSSH 23 (1981): 51-72.

Runesson, A. The Origins of the Synagogue: A Socio-Historical Study. ConBNT 37. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell, 2001.

Saldarini, A. J. Pharisees, Scribes and Sadduccees in Palestinian Society: A Sociological Approach. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1988.

Sanders, J. T. "When Sacred Canopies Collide: The Reception of the Torah of Moses in the Wisdom Literature of the Second Temple Period". JSJ 32 (2001): 121-36.

Sawicki, M. Crossing Galilee: Architectures of Contact in the Occupied Land of Jesus. Harrisburg, PA: TPI, 2000. 
_____. "Spatial Management of Gender and Labor in Greco-Roman Galilee". Pages 7-28 in Archaeology and Galilee. Edited by D. Edwards & C. T. McCollough. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1997.

Schoedel, W. R. & B. J. Malina. "Miracle or Magic?". RelSRev 12 (1986): 31-9.

Schwartz, S. Were the Jews a Mediterranean Society? Reciprocity and Solidarity in Ancient Israel. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009.

Segal, A. F. "On the Nature of Magic: Report on a Dialogue between a Historian and a Sociologist". Pages 275-92 in The Social World of the First Christians. Edited by L. M. White & O. L. Yarbrough. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1995.
_____. "Thoughts on Theurgy". Pages 505-26 in Text and Artifact in the Religions of Mediterranean Antiquity. Edited by S. G. Wilson & M. Desjardins. Waterloo, ON: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2000.

Segal, R. A. "The Application of Symbolic Anthropology to Religions in the Greco-Roman World". RelSRev 10 (1984): 216-33.

Smith, C. J. The Roman Clan: The Gens from Ancient Ideology to Modern Anthropology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Spisak, A. L. "Martial on Domitian: A Socio-Anthropological Perspective". Classical Bulletin 75 (1999): 69-83.

Staples, P. "Structuralism and Symbolic Universes: Second Temple Judaism and the Early Christian Movement". Pages 197-221 in Handbook of Early Christianity. Edited by A. J. Blasi et al. Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira, 2002.

Stegemann, W. "The Emergence of Early Christianity as a Collective Identity: Pleading for a Shift in the Frame". Annali di Storia dell' Esegesi 24 (2007): 111-23.

Stol, M. Birth in Babylonia and the Bible. Leiden: Styx, 2000.

Stratton, K. Naming the Witch: Magic, Ideology, and Stereotype in the Ancient World.  New York: Columbia University Press, 2007.

van Aarde, A. G. "Jesus and Perseus against the Background of Common Greco-Roman Thinking". Acta Patristica et Byzantia 11 (2000): 177-96.

Vanggard, J. H. The Flamen: A Study in the History and Sociology of Roman Religion. Copenhagen: Copenhagen Museum Tusculum Press, 1988.

Veyne, P. Bread and Circuses: Historical Sociology and Political Pluralism. London: Allen Lane, 1990. 

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