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The World of the New Testament: Cultural, Social, and Historical Contexts

ISBN: 9781441249791



This volume addresses the most important issues related to the study of New Testament writings. Two respected senior scholars have brought together a team of distinguished specialists to introduce the Jewish, Hellenistic, and Roman backgrounds necessary for understanding the New Testament and the early church. The book includes 75 photographs, 15 maps, numerous tables and charts, illustrations, and bibliographies. Students of the New Testament will value this comprehensive textbook and reference volume on the New Testament world.

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  • Historically accurate photographs and maps
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  • Introduction to Jewish, Hellenistic, and Roman history
Green and McDonald have designed a work comprising numerous topics essential for engaging the historical context of the New Testament and earliest Christianity, and they have assembled a good team of experienced and emergent scholars, who give concise and informed discussions of these topics. The result is a valuable volume, especially for students and general readers but also for scholars who want to catch up on any of the topics included.

Larry W. Hurtado, emeritus professor of New Testament language, literature, and theology and Honorary Professorial Fellow, New College, University of Edinburgh

The depth and breadth of The World of the New Testament will make it a standard work for libraries and the bookshelves of both pastors and scholars across a wide range of traditions. Here in one judiciously edited volume, readers will find ready access to information about Hellenistic philosophy, Jewish history, Jewish and Greco-Roman customs, and much more. The abundance of illustrations, maps, and diagrams brings the material to life. This will prove to be an invaluable resource for years to come.

—Susan Eastman, associate professor of the practice of Bible and Christian formation director, Doctor of Theology program, Duke Divinity School

  • Title: The World of the New Testament: Cultural, Social, and Historical Contexts
  • Authors: Joel B. Green, Lee Martin McDonald
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Print Publication Date: 2013
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Pages: 672
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Jews › History--586 B.C.-70 A.D; Jews › Palestine--Social life and customs--To 70 A.D; Judaism › History--Post-exilic period, 586 B.C.-210 A.D; Civilization, Greco-Roman › Social aspects; Bible. N.T. › Criticism, interpretation, etc; Church history › Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600; Palestine › History--To 70 A.D; Greece › History--146 B.C.-323 A.D; Rome › History--Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D; Bible. N.T. › History of Biblical events
  • ISBNs: 9781441249791, 9780801039621, 9780801098611, 1441249796, 0801039622, 0801098610
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T03:54:04Z

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Joel B. Green (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is professor of New Testament interpretation and associate dean of the Center for Advanced Theological Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including the Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics, the Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, Introducing the New Testament, and Commentaries on Luke and 1 Peter. He is also editor-in-chief of the Journal of Theological Interpretation.

Lee Martin McDonald (PhD, University of Edinburgh), before his retirement, was professor of New Testament studies and president of Acadia Divinity College. He is the author or coauthor of several books.


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    Includes contributions from liberal theologians who according to 2 Timothy 3:7-9 "always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth. They are men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone."

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