The New Testament in Antiquity: A Survey of the New Testament within Its Cultural Context

The New Testament in Antiquity: A Survey of the New Testament within Its Cultural Context

by Gary M. Burge, Lynn H. Cohick, Gene L. Green
     
 

ISBN-10: 0310244951

ISBN-13: 9780310244950

Pub. Date: 12/01/2008

Publisher: Zondervan

The New Testament in Antiquity is a textbook for college and seminary students penned by three evangelical scholars with over fifty years of combined experience in the classroom. Their challenge was to build a text that would be engaging, academically robust, richly illustrated, and relevant to the modern student. This book strikes a balance between being accessible…  See more details below

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The New Testament in Antiquity is a textbook for college and seminary students penned by three evangelical scholars with over fifty years of combined experience in the classroom. Their challenge was to build a text that would be engaging, academically robust, richly illustrated, and relevant to the modern student. This book strikes a balance between being accessible to all students and challenging them to explore the depths of the New Testament within its cultural worlds.

The New Testament in Antiquity carefully develops how Jewish and Hellenistic cultures formed the essential environment in which the New Testament authors wrote their books and letters. It argues that knowing the land, history, and culture of this world brings remarkable new insights into how we read the New Testament itself. Numerous sidebars provide windows into the Jewish, Hellenistic, and Roman worlds and integrate this material directly with the interpretation of the literature of the New Testament. This is an ideal introductory text for classroom use, with ample discussion questions and bibliographies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310244950
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
220,512
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Contents Preface....................9
Abbreviations....................13
1. Studying the New Testament....................15
2. The Historical Setting of the New Testament....................23
3. The World of Jesus in His Jewish Homeland....................53
4. The Mediterranean World of the Apostle Paul....................79
5. Sources for the Story of Jesus....................107
6. The Story of Jesus....................125
7. The Teachings of Jesus....................147
8. The Gospel according to Matthew....................165
9. The Gospel according to Mark....................179
10. The Gospel according to Luke....................195
11. The Gospel according to John....................213
12. The Acts of the Apostles....................229
13. Paul of Tarsus: Life and Teachings....................249
14. The Letter to the Galatians....................267
15. 1 and 2 Thessalonians....................279
16. 1 Corinthians....................293
17. 2 Corinthians....................311
18. The Letter to the Romans....................321
19. Ephesians and Colossians....................337
20. Philippians and Philemon....................349
21. The Pastoral Letters....................363
22. The Letter of James....................375
23. The Letter to the Hebrews....................385
24. 1 and 2 Peter and Jude....................397
25. The Letters of John....................411
26. The Revelation of John....................425
27. Preservation and Communication of the New Testament....................441
Scripture Index....................459
SubjectIndex....................474
Photo Credits....................477

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