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April 2017

Coins and the Bible: Understanding Ancient Coinage

April 29 @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
New College, The Martin Hall, Mound Pl, Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 2LX United Kingdom
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  Some of the most famous stories in the Bible revolve around coins. From the four-drachma coin pulled from the fish's mouth to Judas’s thirty pieces of silver, ancient writers have used the terminology of coinage to make their narratives more palatable for their audiences. Coinage communicates the language of empire to its subjects, rich and poor alike, through image and inscription, and helps provide the material background for better understanding the cultural milieu of the Bible. This day conference,…

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