This two volume collection from distinguished Harvard Divinity School professor Helmut Koester gives readers a thorough introduction to the New Testament, situated within discussion of the surrounding history and culture. Written in an accessible, non-technical style, Koester’s work has been established as a classic of New Testament studies. And with improvements to the translation in this second edition, Introduction to the New Testament is an indispensable textbook and reference for teachers, students, clergy, and the educated layperson interested in a scholarly treatment of the New Testament and its background in the Judaic and Greco-Roman world.
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- Provides a thorough introduction to the historical development of early Christianity
- Includes numerous maps, photographs, and charts
- Offers an easier reading experience in this new edition
Praise for the Print Edition
…[A]n authoritative, detailed analysis of the environment of the New Testament from Alexander the Great to the Roman Empire.
—James M. Robinson, professor emeritus of religious, Claremont Graduate School
- Title: Introduction to the New Testament
- Author: Helmut Koester
- Edition: 2nd
- Publisher: De Gruyter
- Volumes: 2
- Pages: 783
About the Author
Helmut Koester is the John H. Morison Research Professor of Divinity and the Winn Research Professor of Ecclesiastical History, emeritus at Harvard Divinity School. He is chair of the New Testament Board of Hermeneia, a continuing critical and historical commentary on the Bible. He has edited numerous volumes in the Hermeneia series as well as Cities of Paul: Images and Interpretations from the Harvard New Testament. Koester also served as editor of Harvard Theological Review and Archaeological Resources for New Testament Studies, and authored Paul and His World: Interpreting the New Testament in Its Context.