Roman Society and Roman Law in the New Testament: The Sarum Lectures 1960-1961

Roman Society and Roman Law in the New Testament: The Sarum Lectures 1960-1961

by A. N. Sherwin-White

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Roman Society and Roman Law in the New Testament: The Sarum Lectures 1960-1961 by A. N. Sherwin-White

Originally the Sarum Lectures delivered at the University of Oxford in 1960-61, this volume deals with the Hellenistic and Roman setting, and especially the legal, administrative, and municipal background, of the Acts of the Apostles and the synoptic gospels. Sherwin-White — 'someone from the Roman side,' as he described himself — brings his knowledge of Roman public law and administration and of city life in the eastern provinces to bear on these aspects of New Testament history. The first three lectures concern the trials of Jesus and of Paul in Jerusalem, addressing questions of the powers of Roman governors and the nature of their jurisdiction. Topics of the remaining lectures include the rights of Roman citizenship, the trial of Paul in Rome, and differences between the Galilean narrative and the Graeco-Roman world of the Acts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592447473
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 06/01/2004
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.56(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

A.N. Sherwin-White (1911-1993) was Fellow and Tutor at St. John's College, Oxford from 1936 to 1979.

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