The World of Jesus: Making Sense of the People and Places of Jesus' Day

The World of Jesus: Making Sense of the People and Places of Jesus' Day

by Dr. William H. Marty
The World of Jesus: Making Sense of the People and Places of Jesus' Day

The World of Jesus: Making Sense of the People and Places of Jesus' Day

by Dr. William H. Marty

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Overview

Popular Author Provides the Market's Most Accessible Introduction to the World of Jesus' Time

To understand Jesus' life and ministry, we need to understand the history and culture of his world. Marty, author of the popular The Whole Bible Story, provides readers with a thoroughly readable, easy-to-understand history of Israel leading up to the time of Christ. Each chapter ties closely to the events of the New Testament as Marty carefully answers such questions as

•Who were the Pharisees and why was Jesus upset with them?
•Why didn't anyone like the Samaritans?
•When and why did the Jews start worshiping in "synagogues" rather than the Temple?

The book will include call-out boxes, summaries, and other tools to make this the most accessible book available on the topic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764210839
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/01/2013
Pages: 188
Sales rank: 734,740
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Dr. William H. Marty (ThD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is Professor of Bible at the Moody Bible Institute and has published two textbooks, Surveying the New Testament and Survey of the Old Testament. He is unique among Bible college professors in that he teaches and writes on both the New and Old Testaments. Dr. Marty lives with his wife in Chicago.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Time Has Come 11

1 Homeward Bound: The Persian Period 19

2 Alexander the Great: The Apostle of Hellenism: The Greek Period 49

3 A Courageous Priest and His Sons: The Maccabean Revolt 71

4 A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand: The Hasmonean Period 89

5 Herod the Great: "The Client King": The Roman Period: Part I 103

6 "The Paranoid King": The Roman Period:' Part II 121

7 Jesus and the Herodians: The Early Church and the Herodians 143

8 When Religion Gets Sick 159

Conclusion: In the Fullness of Time 171

Glossary 177

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