Studying the New Testament Through Inscriptions
: Studying the New Testament through Inscriptions is an intuitive introduction to inscriptions from the Greco-Roman world. Inscriptions can help contextualize certain events associated with the New Testament in a way that many widely circulated literary texts do not. This...
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Studying the New Testament through Inscriptions is an intuitive introduction to inscriptions from the Greco-Roman world. Inscriptions can help contextualize certain events associated with the New Testament in a way that many widely circulated literary texts do not. This book both introduces inscriptions and demonstrates sound methodological use of them in the study of the New Testament. Through five case studies, it highlights the largely unrecognized ability of inscriptions to shed light on early Christian history, practice, and the leadership structure of early Christian churches, as well as to solve certain New Testament exegetical impasses.
Key points and features:
• No other book like this on the market-this is the first of its kind!
• A practical and much-needed tool for graduate students, seminarians, and pastors
• Showcases five detailed case studies, designed to show students exactly how to use inscriptions
• Includes 20+ black and white photos
• Three appendices provide additional information for those who want to learn more
- :table Of Contents
- List Of Figures
- 1. Engraved For All Time: An Introduction To Inscriptions
- 2. Jesus, The Royal Lord: Inscriptions And Local Customs
- 3. “devour” Or “go Ahead With” The Lord’s Banquet? Inscriptions And Philology
- 4. Imperial Loyalty Oaths, Caesar’s Decrees, And Early Christianity In Thessalonica: Contextualizing Inscriptions
- 5. Benefactresses, Deaconesses, And Overseers In The Philippian Church: Inscriptions And Their Insights Into The Religious
- Lives Of Women In The Roman World
- 6. Calculating Numbers With Wisdom: Inscriptions And Exegetical Impasses
- Appendix 1: Important Printed Collections Of Inscriptions
- Appendix 2: Online Collections And Search Engines Of Inscriptions
- Appendix 3: Abbreviations In Inscriptions