The Ancient Context, Ancient Faith Series (3 vols.) explores how the culture of the biblical world is presupposed in story after story of the Bible. Using cultural anthropology, ancient literary sources, and a selective use of modern Middle Eastern culture, Burge reopens the ancient biblical story and urges you to look at them through new lenses. Each volume contains colorful maps, photos, and illustrations to enhance the context of the Old and New Testaments.
Please note that this collection is available as part of the Zondervan Bible Reference Bundle 3 (63 vols.).
Watch the parables of Jesus and other texts come alive in the hands of someone who is himself a master storyteller. Highly recommended.
—Ben Witherington III, professor of New Testament, Asbury Theological Seminary
The Ancient Context, Ancient Faith series allows us to experience richly two worlds—Jesus' and ours—simultaneously
—Michael J. Wilkins, professor of New Testament Language and Literature, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
Gary Burge recreates the Jewish world of Jesus in fascinating new ways.
—Ann Spangler, Author, Praying the Names of God
The Logos edition of the Ancient Context, Ancient Faith Series (3 vols.) is fully searchable and easily accessible. Scripture passages are linked directly to your English translations and Greek and Hebrew texts, and important subjects are linked to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and the wealth of resources in your digital library. This expert guide is an invaluable resource for study groups, teachers, leaders, and inquiring Christians who want to dig deeper and enrich their spiritual life.
Gary M. Burge (PhD, King's College, Aberdeen University) is Professor of New Testament in the Department of Biblical & Theological Studies at Wheaton College and Graduate School. Gary has authored a number of books, including Who Are God’s People in the Middle East? What Christians Are Not Being Told About Israel and the Palestinians, John and The Letters of John in the NIV Application Commentary series, and The New Testament in Antiquity (coauthored with Lynn Cohick and Gene Green). Gary specializes in the Middle East, its churches, and its history in the Hellenistic period.