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Introduction to the New Testament (2 vols.)

Format: Digital
, 1995–2000


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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Key Features

  • 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

Product Details

  • Title: Introduction to the New Testament
  • Author: Helmut Koester
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Volumes: 2
  • Pages: 783

Individual Titles

Introduction to the New Testament, vol 1: History, Culture, and Religion of the Hellenistic Age

  • Author: Helmut Koester
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 409

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In this first volume of Introduction to the New Testament, Helmut Koester provides an examination of the historical context leading up to the New Testament. Wide in scope and thorough in its treatment, volume one of this series will give readers an idea of the intellectual, political, and religious climate out of which the New Testament emerged. This valuable text builds into giving readers a better grasp of the background of early Christian writings, which are covered more directly in the second volume.

Introduction to the New Testament, vol 2: History and Literature of Early Christianity

  • Author: Helmut Koester
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 374

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In the second volume of this collection, Koester continues his look at early Christianity, examining its historical development through its canonical and non-canonical literature. Using an engaging chronological and geographical approach, he thoroughly examines the New Testament and the world from which it emerged. Throughout this text, he provides readers with insight into how the New Testament books were written and his argument as to their intent. He examines numerous biblical figures including John the Baptist and several apostles who established early Christian churches, while giving some attention to examining early Christian writings from a literary perspective.

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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.