The New Testament: Its Background and Message / Edition 2

The New Testament: Its Background and Message / Edition 2

Pub. Date:
B&H Publishing Group
Select a Purchase Option (2)
  • purchase options
    $8.86 $34.99 Save 75%
    • Free return shipping at the end of the rental period details
    • Textbook Rentals in 3 Easy Steps  details
    Note: Access code and/or supplemental material are not guaranteed to be included with textbook rental or used textbook.
  • purchase options
    $22.64 $34.99 Save 35% Current price is $22.64, Original price is $34.99. You Save 35%.
  • purchase options


The New Testament: Its Background and Message / Edition 2

In the comprehensive The New Testament: Its Background and Message, the late Thomas Lea presented a clear and concise introduction to the New Testament giving readers the key that unlocks the door to understanding these important texts. This influential work presents the background of the New Testament with broad strokes and with a focus on specific books including the Gospels, Acts, and Paul and his letters. Originally written in an easy-to-understand style and form, Lea’s text continues to unlock the message of the New Testament for both new students and seasoned scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805426328
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/01/2003
Edition description: 2
Pages: 672
Sales rank: 148,919
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tablesxiii
List of Mapsxv
Preface to Revised Editionxvii
Introduction to the Original Edition1
Part 1The Background to the New Testament
Chapter 1The Political History of Palestine During the Intertestamental Period7
The Babylonian Period (626-539 B.C.)9
The Persian Period (539-331 B.C.)11
The Grecian Period (331-320 B.C.)13
The Ptolemaic Period (320-198 B.C.)15
The Syrian Period (198-167 B.C.)16
The Maccabean Period (167-142 B.C.)18
The Hasmonean Period (142-63 B.C.)20
The Roman Period (63 B.C. on)21
Later Events in Palestine26
Chapter 2Life in the World of the New Testament31
Home Construction32
Social Classes35
Jewish Population37
Industry, Labor, and Commerce37
Transportation and Communication38
Science and Medicine39
The Roman Army43
Chapter 3The Religious Background to the New Testament47
Chapter 4The Canon, Text, and Genre of the New Testament69
The Canon and Text69
The New Testament Text75
Part 2The Life of Jesus and the Gospels
Chapter 5Learning About Jesus85
The Geography of Jesus' Homeland87
The Historical Study of Jesus' Life89
The Teaching of Jesus92
Dates in Jesus' Life94
The Chronology of Jesus' Life97
Chapter 6The Synoptic Problem113
The Development of the Synoptic Gospels114
Moving Toward a Synoptic Consensus126
Chapter 7The Four Gospels131
The Gospel of Matthew132
Outline of Matthew139
The Gospel of Mark140
Outline of Mark146
The Gospel of Luke146
Outline of Luke154
The Gospel of John156
Outline of John164
Chapter 8The Birth, Childhood, and Early Ministry of Jesus171
Chapter 9Jesus' Ministry in and Around Galilee191
Chapter 10The Later Judean andthe Perean Ministry223
Chapter 11The Final Week of Jesus' Life--Crucifixion and Resurrection245
Part 3The Growth of thse Early Church in Acts
Chapter 12Introduction to the Acts and the Role of Peter in Early Christianity (Acts 1-12)281
Luke the Man283
Date of Writing Acts283
Literary Questions About Acts284
The Quality of Greek284
The Sources of Luke285
Historical Accuracy of Acts285
The Content of Acts291
Chapter 13The Role of Paul in the Spread of Christianity (Acts 13-28)301
Paul's First Missionary Journey305
Second Missionary Journey311
The Third Missionary Journey315
Arrest and Imprisonment in Jerusalem(21:17-23:35)319
Paul's Appearance Before Felix (24:1-27)320
Paul Before Festus (25:1-12)321
Paul Before Festus and Herod Agrippa II (25:13-26:32)321
The Voyage to Rome (27:1-28:16)322
Paul in Rome (28:17-31)324
Outline of Acts326
Part 4The Epistles of Paul
Chapter 14An Overview of Paul's Life333
The Literary Contributions of Paul334
The Personality of Paul345
The Life of Paul346
A Chronology of Paul's Life349
The Theology of Paul354
Chapter 15Paul's First Writings (A Survey of Galatians and 1 and 2 Thessalonians)363
The Letter to the Galatians364
The Message of Galatians370
Outline of Galatians375
For Further Discussion376
The Letters to the Thessalonians377
The Message of 1 Thessalonians381
Outline of 1 Thessalonians383
The Message of 2 Thessalonians384
Outline of 2 Thessalonians386
Chapter 16Paul's Chief Writings (A Survey of Romans and 1 and 2 Corinthians)389
The Epistle to the Romans390
The Message of Romans394
Outline of Romans400
For Further Discussion402
The Corinthian Letters402
1 Corinthians407
The Message of 1 Corinthians408
Outline of 1 Corinthians416
2 Corinthians417
The Message of 2 Corinthians419
Outline of 2 Corinthians425
Chapter 17Paul's Captivity Epistles (Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon)431
Time and Place432
Date of the Captivity Epistles435
The Epistle to the Ephesians436
Outline of Ephesians441
The Epistle to the Philippians442
Outline of Philippians448
The Epistle to the Colossians449
Outline of Colossians456
The Epistle to Philemon457
Outline of Philemon459
Chapter 18The Pastoral Epistles463
Authorship of the Pastorals464
Chronology for the Pastorals471
Occasion and Purpose472
1 Timothy473
2 Timothy475
The Content of 1 Timothy477
Outline of 1 Timothy481
The Content of 2 Timothy483
Outline of 2 Timothy486
Content of Titus487
Outline of Titus489
Part 5Hebrews, the General Epistles, and Revelation
Chapter 19The Epistle to the Hebrews495
The Content of Hebrews502
The Exegesis of Hebrews 6:4-12506
An Outline of Hebrews507
Chapter 20The Epistle of James511
The Content of James517
Outline of James522
Chapter 21The Epistles of 1 and 2 Peter525
The Epistle of First Peter526
The Content of First Peter534
Outline of First Peter538
The Epistle of Second Peter539
The Content of Second Peter544
An Outline of Second Peter546
Chapter 22The Johannine Epistles551
The Epistle of 1 John551
The Content of First John555
Outline of First John559
The Epistles of 2 and 3 John560
Content of 2 John561
Outline of 2 John562
Content of 3 John563
Outline of 3 John564
Chapter 23The Epistle of Jude567
Content of Jude572
Outline of Jude574
Chapter 24The Revelation577
Content of Revelation589
Outline of Revelation601
Glossary of Terms637
About the Authors653

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews