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The Cultural Context of the Bible

Overview

Seminary-level presentations at home

This new media collection includes presentations from distinguished professor and New Testament scholar, Dr. David deSilva. Explore the biblical world as he guides you through places like Sardis, Athens, Colassae, and Hierapolis. Study artifacts from Caesar Augustus’s reign and the Flavian Dynasty. You’ll get presentation slides as well as videos in which deSilva walks you through archaeological sites. This collection offers the perfect opportunity for you to increase your Bible knowledge without taking a class.

The Cultural Context of the Bible course helps you . . .

  • Learn from a distinguished professor with easy-to-understand presentations
  • Tour the biblical archaeological sites with an expert guide
  • Study artifacts and deepen your understanding of the biblical world
  • Artemis of the Ephesians
  • Corinth: Business and Order
  • Satan’s Throne: Religion in Ancient Pergamum
  • Sardis: City of the Living Dead
  • Miletus: City of Paul’s Farewell
  • Ephesus: Commerce and Community
  • Alexander and His Successors
  • Rome: Center of the Empire
  • Qumran: Monastic Center for the Truly Strictest Sect of Judaism
  • Paphos: An Early Pauline Misision Field
  • Rhodes: Rest Stop on the Way to Jerusalem
  • Capernaum: Center of Jesus’ Galilean Ministry
  • The Flavian Dynasy: "When You See Jerusalem Surrouned by Armies…"
  • Athens: In Every Way a Religious People
  • A Decree Went out from Caesar Augustus
  • Colossae and Hierapolis
  • Seeing Things on Patmos
  • Imperial Cult in Ephesus
  • Many Gods, Many Lords: Roman Corinth
  • I Have Finished the Race: The World Behind Athletic Images in the New Testament