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The Lost Letters of Pergamum: A Story from the New Testament World

The Lost Letters of Pergamum: A Story from the New Testament World

by Bruce W. Longenecker

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A Fascinating Glimpse into the World of the New Testament

Transported two thousand years into the past, readers are introduced to Antipas, a Roman civic leader who has encountered the writings of the biblical author Luke. Luke's history sparks Antipas's interest, and they begin corresponding. While the account is fictional, the author is a highly respected New Testament scholar who weaves reliable historical information into a fascinating story, offering a fresh, engaging, and creative way to learn about the New Testament world. The first edition has been widely used in the classroom (over 30,000 copies sold). This updated edition, now with improved readability and narrative flow, will bring the social and political world of Jesus and his first followers to life for many more students of the Bible.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801097966
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/19/2016
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 503,821
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Bruce W. Longenecker (PhD, University of Durham) is professor of religion and W. W. Melton Chair of Religion at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Thinking through Paul, The Cross before Constantine, and Philippians and Philemon in Paideia: Commentaries on the New Testament.

Table of Contents

Author's Preface
Editor's Preface: The Discovery
Letter Collection 1: As One Nobleman to Another
Letter Collection 2: A Personal Request
Letter Collection 3: To Honor the Emperor
Letter Collection 4: They Proclaim a Different Lord
Letter Collection 5: The Reputations of Three Men
Letter Collection 6: Jesus Seems a Curious Figure
Letter Collection 7: Jesus's Naive and Irresponsible Views
Letter Collection 8: Communities of Support and Fellowship
Letter Collection 9: The Contexts Determined the Contents
Letter Collection 10: A Complete Reversal of Lifestyle
Letter Collection 11: A Conduit of Blessing for Many
Letter Collection 12: The Gods Had Other Plans
Letter Collection 13: May His Will Be Done
Letter Collection 14: The Possessions of Our Common Creator
Editor's Postscript
Appendix A: Maps
Appendix B: Characters
Appendix C: Historical and Fictional Aspects of the Narrative

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