John W. Daniels, Jr., is Teaching & Learning Librarian and adjunct professor of Humanities at Flagler College. He also serves as professor of Old Testament for the Ministry Formation Program of the Diocese of St. Augustine, Florida. He is the author of Gossiping Jesus (Pickwick 2013) and “Engendering Gossip in Galatians 2:11-14: The Social Dynamics of Honor, Shame, Performance, and Gossip” (Biblical Theology Bulletin 47.3, 2017). – Adapted from The Ancient Mediterranean: A Sourcebook, Forthcoming (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., May 2020).