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Readings From the First-Century World (Encountering Biblical Studies Series)

Paperback|Dec 1998
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Compiled with the beginning student in mind, this user-friendly volume pulls together fascinating information from a broad range of ancient sources to help the reader better understand the archaeological, theological, and sociological background of the New Testament. It includes a...


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Compiled with the beginning student in mind, this user-friendly volume pulls together fascinating information from a broad range of ancient sources to help the reader better understand the archaeological, theological, and sociological background of the New Testament. It includes a bibliography, illustrations, indexes, and an introduction to every reading.

Though an understanding of the historical/cultural environment of the New Testament is essential for critical interpretation, acquiring such information can be a daunting task. Readings from the First-Century World: Primary Sources for New Testament Study skillfully guides users through this challenging terrain.

The selections are designed as a vehicle to move the learner with little or no knowledge of ancient sources to a basic understanding of the significant authors and texts. Readings from a variety of genres give insight into the archaeological, theological, and sociological background of the New Testament world. Among the many contributions are works by Tacitus, Josephus, and Philo.
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Readings from a variety of genres provide Bible readers with essential background information on the New Testament.
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224 Pages
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Walter A. Elwell is professor of biblical and theological studies at Wheaton Graduate School. His Ph.D. is from the University of Edinburgh. Robert W. Yarbrough teaches New Testament at Trinity International University and has translated several major volumes. His Ph.D. is from the University of Aberdeen.
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Robert Yarbrough (Ed)

Robert W. Yarbrough (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is chair of the New Testament department and associate professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has authored, coauthored, or translated a number of books, including the groundbreaking textbook Encountering the New Testament. He is also coeditor of the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series, completing the volume of 1-3 John himself, and is the author of the forthcoming Pillar New Testament Commentary on the Pastoral Epistles.

Walter Elwell (Ed)

Walter A. Elwell (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh) is emeritus professor of biblical and theological studies at Wheaton College. He has edited numerous biblical reference works, including the Baker Theological Dictionary of the Bible, The Evangelical Dictionary of Theology and Encountering the New Testament. Most recently he has edited The Hendrickson Topical Bible.

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