The Bible in Seven Acts: Herod to Jesus (Act VI)
Logos Bible Software 2013
The Bible in Seven Acts is your starting point for study and research on the Bible’s historical periods. Herod to Jesus (Act VI) surveys all the relevant literature on the era from Herod the Great to Jesus’ resurrection, 37 BC– AD 30, and brings the findings back to you.
This volume presents the historical and cultural context for the end of the Jewish state, the installation of Herod the Great as governor, Herod’s rule over Judaea, Herod’s kingdom divided among his sons, and more. Herod to Jesus (Act VI) outlines the range of views necessary for a comprehensive, critical study of the relevant text. With a complete survey of this historical era of the Bible, you will gain thoroughness in your research—results you can share with slides, including event lines, timelines, and definitions.
Every volume in The Bible in Seven Acts gives you the tools you need to find answers fast. The series summarizes content from your Logos library and organizes it in an easy-to-follow format. Its historical perspective gives you the framework to begin your study on the era from Herod to Jesus.
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Jump into History
- Find things fast. There’s no need to locate, read, and notate dozens of reference materials. Everything is in one spot. It’s concise enough to digest, but broad enough that you know everything’s covered.
- See connections. The overview format leads you to research topics you may have never read about or heard of. The snapshot views of specific historical events provide ideal starting points for sermon preparation or academic research, with infographic slides to share with your congregation or study group.
- Gain perspective. You’ll get an overview of all the relevant historical and cultural issues related to a this biblical era, including infographic event lines and timelines, as well as slides and descriptions of major people, groups, movements, and places. You’ll also find links to biblical passages associated with these people and events. Everything is organized and summarized in one spot—only a click away.
How It Works
The Bible in Seven Acts is an annotated synopsis and bibliography of the major people and events of biblical history—reimagined for the digital age. A hybrid between a textbook-type survey and an annotated bibliography, it is built on technological resources available only in Logos.
Each volume is written from the ground up to take full advantage of Logos’ platform. The interconnectivity of The Bible in Seven Acts with the Logos library provides you with relevant, curated content at a click, produced by a highly educated Bible reference team. There’s no need to flip through pages, pore over commentaries, or search through maps and dictionaries. You get access to the best content available—instantly.
- Combines concise definitions of biblical history’s major people, groups, and movements with comprehensive, in-depth analysis of associated historical events through pertinent infographics and Logos’ advanced technology.
- Satisfies the need for a quick orientation to an era when time is short and facilitates in-depth study when time allows.
- Organizes all the research on each historical era of Scripture.
- Illuminates historical eras, making them more accessible for teaching or further study.
- Provides comprehensive coverage that’s easy to use, effortless to share, and elegantly organized. The series addresses biblical, historical, and cultural issues—together.
- Annotates the differing opinions of top scholars and links you directly to their works’ most relevant passages for further reading.
The Bible in Seven Acts is organized by the following historical periods:
- Act I: Adam to Joshua—beginning of civilization in the ancient Near East to the beginning of Israel (3600–1200 BC; Bronze Age)
- Act II: Joshua to Solomon—Judges to United Monarchy (1200–1000 BC; Iron I)
- Act III: Solomon to Nebuchadnezzar—Divided Monarchy to Exile (1000–586 BC; Iron II)
- Act IV: Nebuchadnezzar to Nehemiah—Exile, biblical postexilic, early Second Temple (586–350 BC)
- Act V: Nehemiah to Herod—Late Second Temple (350–37 BC)
- Act VI: Herod to Jesus—Herod the Great to Jesus’ resurrection (37 BC–AD 30)
- Act VII: Jesus to Revelation—New Testament period, Jewish revolt, destruction of the Second Temple (AD 30–100)
Herod to Jesus (Act VI) provides the following resources:
- Survey of historical context of the rise of Roman power in Judaea and the establishment of the Herodian Dynasty—the social, political, and economic background of the Gospels and the world in which Jesus preached
- Slides for sharing the event line, timeline, and descriptions of all major people, groups, movements, and places associated with this historical period
- Description of the historical context and events leading up to this period, including political unrest, the rise of the Pharisees and Sadducees and other sectarian movements within Judaism, and the eager anticipation of the Messiah
- Table of contents–style list of events treated in the volume, with entries serving as links
- List of all historical events, with detailed analysis of each
- Key biblical passages associated with each event
- Annotated links to Logos resources for further reading and study
- Discussion of implications of the historical period for biblical study, especially the Gospels
- Title: The Bible in Seven Acts: Herod to Jesus (Act VI)
- Authors: Derek R. Brown, Miles Custis, Douglas Mangum, Matthew M. Whitehead, and Wendy Widder
- Editor: Wendy Widder
- Series: The Bible in Seven Acts
- Publisher: Logos Bible Software
- Publication Date: 2012
About the Editor and Coauthor
Wendy Widder holds a PhD in Near Eastern studies from the University of the Free State, a Master of Arts in Hebrew and Semitic studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and a Master of Divinity from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. She is the author of Living Whole without a Better Half and A Match Made in Heaven: How Singles and the Church Can Live Happily Ever After, and the coauthor of The Forest and the Trees: Helping Teachers Integrate a Biblical Worldview across the Curriculum.
About the Authors
Derek R. Brown is a contributing editor at Logos Bible Software. He holds a PhD in New Testament studies and Christian origins from the University of Edinburgh and a Master of Christian Studies in New Testament studies from Regent College.
Miles Custis is the author of The End of the Matter: Understanding the Epilogue of Ecclesiastes, a Faithlife Study Bible contributing editor, and a regular Bible Study Magazine and Lexham Bible Dictionary contributor. He holds a Master of Arts in biblical studies from Trinity Western University.
Douglas Mangum is a PhD candidate in Near Eastern studies at the University of the Free State; he holds an MA in Hebrew and Semitic studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is a Lexham English Bible editor, a Faithlife Study Bible contributing editor, a regular Bible Study Magazine contributor, and a frequently consulted specialist for the Lexham Bible Dictionary.
Matthew M. Whitehead has served as a Faithlife Study Bible contributing editor and Bible Study Magazine contributor. He assisted with the digitization process for the Discoveries in the Judaean Desert series and worked on the Oxford Hebrew Bible project. Matthew holds an MDiv from Northwest Baptist Seminary and is pursuing an MA in biblical studies at Trinity Western University.