This book recounts the Roman and Jewish context of New Testament times...the lives of John and Jesus, and the history of the first two generations of the Church.
|Publisher:||The Crown Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.44(w) x 8.23(h) x 0.89(d)|
About the Author
Frederick Fyvie Bruce FBA (12 October 1910 – 11 September 1990) was a Biblical scholar who supported the historical reliability of the New Testament. F.F. Bruce was voted one of the top 50 Authors which had shaped evangelicals.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Excellent clear summary situating the NT in its history context. Bruce is restrained in his judgments, judicious in his acceptance or rejection of harmonizations, and writes quite well. Jewish religious parties and sects are clearly explained, the various Herods get their due, and the uneasy relationship between Rome and Christianity is helpfully explored. Bruce also gives a more chronological account of the ministries of Peter and Paul than the NT gives, and adds many helpful contextual insights explaining part of the motivations behind many scriptural passages. An outstanding resource.