The World of the New Testament

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-08-15
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
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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. Contributors include renowned scholars such as Craig Keener, Marianne Meye Thompson, David deSilva, Lynn Cohick, Ben Witherington III, Craig Evans, James D. G. Dunn, Douglas Moo, David Aune, and Stanley Porter. The book includes seventy-five photographs, fifteen maps, numerous tables and charts, illustrations, and bibliographies. All students of the New Testament will value this reliable, up-to-date, comprehensive textbook and reference volume on the New Testament world.

Table of Contents

New Testament Chronology
Setting the Context: Exile and the Jewish Heritage
The Hasmoneans and the Hasmonean Era
The Herodian Dynasty
The Scriptures and Scriptural Interpretation
Setting the Context: Roman Hellenism
Greek Religion
The Imperial Cult
Greco-Roman Philosophical Schools
Civic and Voluntary Associations in the Greco-Roman World
Economics, Taxes, and Tithes
Slaves and Slavery in the Roman World
Women, Children, and Families in the Roman World
Education in the Greco-Roman World
The Jewish People in the Context of Roman Hellenism
Temple and Priesthood
Jews and Samaritans
Pharisees, Sadducees, and Essenes
The Dead Sea Scrolls
Prophetic Movements and Zealots
Synagogue and Sanhedrin
Jews in the Diaspora
Noncanonical Jewish Writings
Jewish Identity, Beliefs, and Practices
Jewish Education
Healing and Health Care
The Literary Context of Early Christianity
Reading, Writing, and Manuscripts
Pseudonymous Writings and the New Testament
Literary Forms in the New Testament
Homer and the New Testament
Josephus and the New Testament
Philo and the New Testament
Rabbinic Literature and the New Testament
Other Early Christian Writings
The Geographical Context of the New Testament
Jesus Research and Archeology
Syria, Cilicia, and Cyprus
The Province and Cities of Asia
Rome and Its Provinces
Additional Resources
Money in the New Testament Era
Measurements in the New Testament Era
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