Equal civil rights for all new citizens of Tiberias

Caesarea Maritima, Pilate inscription
Caesarea Maritima, Pilate inscription

are attested both by Josephus and in Jesus’ parables in the New Testament: Ant. 18, 2, 3; Matt. 20:1-16; 22:1-14 par.

Jesus’ model for a ruler in Galilee envisaged a strong monarch and was supra-national in conception; it granted the same civil rights to Jews and Greeks, and to the upper and lower classes of society.

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