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New Testament History

Hardback|Nov 2001
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In this succinct yet readable narrative, Witherington carries readers from the time of Alexander the Great to the reign of Domitian and the exile of John, focusing especially upon the life of Jesus. This rich chronicle provides a clear understanding...


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In this succinct yet readable narrative, Witherington carries readers from the time of Alexander the Great to the reign of Domitian and the exile of John, focusing especially upon the life of Jesus. This rich chronicle provides a clear understanding of the social and political climate of the New Testament world. 430 pages.

Essential to an understanding of the New Testament world is a comprehension of the individuals, events, and social movements that shaped the world from which Jesus and his followers emerged. Unfortunately, the accounts of Josephus and other early historians are complex and often leave students feeling overwhelmed and confused.New Testament History provides a worthy solution to this problem. A well-known expert on the social world of the New Testament, Ben Witherington offers an engaging look into the world that birthed the Christian faith.In this succinct yet readable narrative, Witherington carries the reader from the intertestamental Maccabean wars to the reign of Domitian and the exile of John, focusing especially upon the life of Christ. Witherington closely explores the geographical, political, social, and religious influences that shaped the leaders and social movements of the day. The inferiority complex of Alexander the Great and the stories of "Little Boots" and Nero are a fe
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Witherington, an expert on the social world of the New Testament, offers a narrative history of the New Testament world from Jesus' birth through the early years of the church.
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Ben Witherington Iii

Ben Witherington III (Ph.D., University of Durham, England) is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, and is on the doctoral faculty at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland
He is the author of many books on the New Testament, including Women and the Genesis of Christianity (Cambridge University Press); Jesus the Sage (Fortress Press); The Jesus Quest (InterVarsity Press) and The Paul Quest (InterVarsity Press). With Hershel Shanks he is coauthor of The Brother of Jesus (HarperSanFrancisco), a book on the controversial James ossuary. A frequent contributor to Beliefnet.com, Witherington has also appeared on numerous TV news programs such as Dateline, 60 Minutes, 20/20 and the Peter Jennings ABC special Jesus and Paul--The Word and the Witness.


Dr Witherington has written a commentary on every book of the New Testament in a wide variety of series.

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