Oct 12, 2009

The Population of the Roman Empire in the First Century

Although, this is not strictly a biblical issue, the size of the population of the Roman Empire does provide some background for understanding the New Testament. A recent study based on coin counts posted at Yahoo.com concludes that "the entire population of the Roman Empire - and not just its male population - was somewhere around 4 million to 5 million people by the end of the first century B.C. " You can read the post

HT: Jim West

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