The New Testament in Antiquity
Today many Christians know the basic elements of this story and enjoy an intimate, deeply personal love for numerous passages of the New Testament. However, few understand the breadth of this story, much less how to interpret each book. Many...
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Today many Christians know the basic elements of this story and enjoy an intimate, deeply personal love for numerous passages of the New Testament. However, few understand the breadth of this story, much less how to interpret each book. Many gravitate to familiar texts but don't feel confident interpreting other more difficult chapters. The aims of this book are simple: to assist students to become alert, capable readers of the New Testament---to guide them through its many books, giving not only
The New Testament in Antiquity is a textbook for college and seminary students penned by three evangelical scholars with over fifty years of combined experience in the classroom. Their challenge was to build a text that would be engaging, academically robust, richly illustrated, and relevant to the modern student. This book strikes a balance between being accessible to all students and challenging them to explore the depths of the New Testament within its cultural worlds. The New Testament in Antiquity carefully develops how Jewish and Hellenistic cultures formed the essential environment in which the New Testament authors wrote their books and letters. It argues that knowing the land, history, and culture of this world brings remarkable new insights into how we read the New Testament itself. Numerous sidebars provide windows into the Jewish, Hellenistic, and Roman worlds and integrate this material directly with the interpretation of the literature of the New Testament. This is an ideal introductory text for classroom use, with ample discussion questions and bibliographies.
Gene Green (PhD University of Aberdeen) has been Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College since 1996. He spent thirteen years in Latin America (Dominican Republic and Costa Rica) before coming to Wheaton providing abundant opportunity to learn how to read another culture. His published works and research include 1 & 2 Thessalonians. Pillar Commentary Series; 1 y 2 Tesalonicenses Editorial Portavoz; 1 Pedro y 2 Pedro. Comentario Bblico Hispanoamericano; 2 Peter and Jude Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament; The New Testament in the World of Antiquity and The Theology of Peter (New Studies in Biblical Theology).
Gary M. Burge (Ph.D., King's College, Aberdeen University) has been Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College since 1992. He has a longstanding interest with the literature of John and Palestine (including Evangelical involvement with it).
His publications evidence this The New Testament in Antiquity; Whose Land? Whose Promise? What Christians are not being told about Israel and the Palestinians; Commentary on the Gospel of John (The NIV Application Commentary); Commentary on the Johannine Epistles. (The NIV Application Commentary), Interpreting the Gospel of John (Guides to New Testament Exegesis) and The Anointed Community. The Holy Spirit in the Johannine Tradition. Most recently he has launched a multivolume series Ancient Context, Ancient Faith with the first two volumes The Bible and the Land and Jesus, the Middle-Eastern Storyteller:
Lynn H. Cohick (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) is associate professor of New Testament at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, she previously taught at Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology. Dr Cohick is the co-author of The New Testament in Antiquity with Gary Burge and Evolution of the Synagogue with Howard Kee., her doctoral thesis was also published as The Peri Pascha Attributed to Melito of Sardis: Setting, Purpose and Sources( Brown Judaic Studies 327). Most recently she has authored Women in the World of the Earliest Christians: Illuminating Ancient Ways of Life and Ephesians (New Covenant Commentary).
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