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IVP A Week in the Life Series (2 vols.)

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Ever wanted a first-century view of the world of the Gospels? In entertaining historical fiction, splashed with informative sidebars and images, the volumes in A Week in the Life Series capture a view of Jesus’ world from the outer framework looking in.

In these imaginative and entertaining narratives, New Testament scholars lead us behind the veil of centuries to see and experience the historical and social realities of this important era. Allowing the light of what we do know to conjure possible events, these books are a fun and informative journey into the wrinkles and folds of lost stories.

Numerous full-page text boxes expand on a variety of aspects of life and culture as we encounter them in the narrative.

  • Explores the first century worlds of the Roman empire
  • Includes text boxes with additional background information
  • Offers fast-paced and entertaining historical fiction
  • Title: A Week in the Life Series (2 vols.)
  • Series: A Week in the Life
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Volumes: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Resource Type: Literature
  • Topic: Biblical Figure
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A Week in the Fall of Jerusalem

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It is AD 70. And amidst smoke, clamor, and terror, Jerusalem is falling to the Romans, its temple being destroyed. As Jews and Christians try to escape the city, we travel with some of them through an imagined week of flight and faith. A scribe makes his way into Galilee in search of records of Jesus’ life and teachings. A company of women, responding to a prophecy, travels the route to a new life in Pella. We see friends reunited, join a worship gathering of Jesus followers, and discover treasured manuscripts.

In this imaginative and entertaining narrative, New Testament scholar Ben Witherington leads us behind the veil of centuries to see and experience the historical and social realities of this epochal event. Allowing the light of what we do know to conjure possible events, A Week in the Fall of Jerusalem is a fun and informative journey into the wrinkles and folds of a lost story.

With skill and drama, Ben Witherington takes us through what the fall of Jerusalem in AD 70 might have been like—fascinating, to say the least, and instructive as well.

—Darrell Bock, senior research professor of New Testament studies, executive director for cultural engagement, The Hendricks Center, Dallas Theological Seminary

Ben Witherington III (PhD, University of Durham) is a prominent evangelical scholar and Jean R. Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. Witherington has written over forty books, including The Jesus Quest and The Paul Quest, both of which were selected as top biblical studies works by Christianity Today. His other works include The Indelible Image, Women and the Genesis of Christianity, The Gospel Code, A Week in the Life of Corinth, and commentaries on the entire New Testament. He also writes for many church and scholarly publications and is a frequent contributor to Patheos and Beliefnet.

A Week in the Life of a Roman Centurion

  • Author: Gary M. Burge
  • Series: A Week in the Life
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 192

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Enter a world of warfare and treachery, of duty and honor, of love and loyalty, interwoven with the inner workings of a Roman centurion’s household. And then trace it as the road curves toward little Capernaum.

Follow the story of Appius, a proud centurion, and Tullus, his scribe and slave. From a battle with the Parthians, through a tragic personal crisis, to the gladiator arena at Caesarea Maritima, their tale finally leads to the backwater village of Capernaum on the shores of Galilee. There, in a culture not their own and during a week they will never forget, they encounter a Jewish prophet from Nazareth.

A Week in the Life of a Roman Centurion gives us a first-century view of the world of the Gospels. In entertaining historical fiction, splashed with informative sidebars and images, we capture a view of Jesus' world from the outer framework looking in.

Biblical scholars are not typically known for writing historical novels, much less gripping page-turners. Gary Burge, however, has accomplished both of these feats. Fully true to the historical-cultural setting of the early first-century Roman Empire, this story not only makes the New Testament world come alive but it creates one very plausible scenario of the career and family of the Capernaum centurion of Matthew 8:5-13 and Luke 7:1-10. The characters become so real that I was even tearing up at the end of Burge’s story!

Craig L. Blomberg, Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary

Gary M. Burge (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is visiting professor of New Testament at Calvin Theological Seminary. He previously taught for twenty-five years at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He is the author of many books such as Theology Questions Everyone Asks (with coeditor David Lauber), A Week in the Life of a Roman Centurion, Mapping Your Academic Career, The Baker Illustrated Bible Commentary (general editor with Andrew Hill), The New Testament in Antiquity (coauthored with Lynn Cohick and Gene Green), John: The Gospel of Life, and the award-winning Whose Land? Whose Promise? What Christians Are Not Being Told About Israel and the Palestinians.

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