Scholarship in recent centuries has revealed much about the history and culture of Palestine during the time of Christ. This volume attempts a straightforward and constructive discussion of the career of Jesus as it is set forth in the Gospels. Derived from a series of eight lectures delivered in Pertle Springs, Missouri during July, 1906 to an audience of ministers and students, Robertson uses the events of Jesus’ life to illuminate his purpose and mission. He discusses the historical context, Jesus’ relationships, and Jesus’ interactions with his disciples to outline a comprehensive history of Jesus ministry.
Archibald Thomas Robertson was born on November 6, 1863 in Chatham, Virginia, during the height of the Civil War. His family moved to Statesville, North Carolina, where he grew up. He was baptized in 1876 and immediately recognized God’s call to preach, and attended Wake Forest College. Upon graduation in 1885, Robertson entered The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he devoted himself to Greek studies under John Broadus. He was appointed Greek instructor as a student, and received his Th.M. in 1888. Robertson became an associate professor in 1890, and then served as Professor of New Testament Interpretation from 1895 to 1934. He devoted his life to preaching, teaching, scholarly activities, and giving public lectures, many of which have been reproduced in book form in this collection. He was a founding member of the Baptist World Alliance, and participated in numerous Bible conferences with Dwight Moody and F. B. Meyer.