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The New Testament in Its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians (Video Lectures)

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Enter the world of the New Testament. A companion to The New Testament in Its World by N. T. Wright and Michael F. Bird, these lectures serve as your passageway from the twenty-first century to the era of Jesus and...

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Enter the world of the New Testament. A companion to The New Testament in Its World by N. T. Wright and Michael F. Bird, these lectures serve as your passageway from the twenty-first century to the era of Jesus and the first Christians.

Professors Wright and Bird will guide you through how to read the New Testament, the world of Jesus and the early church, deep studies on both Jesus and the Apostle Paul, lectures on every book of the New Testament, as well as how to live the story of the New Testament today.

In addition to numerous studio lectures, on-location sessions will immerse you into the world of the New Testament. Filmed around the world, this series takes you on a journey with Wright and Bird to Jerusalem, Corinth, Athens, Rome, Nazareth, Qumran, Capernaum, and the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

At over 13 hours of content, these lectures are the definitive video introduction to the history, literature, and theology of the New Testament. Numerous bonus lectures are also included.


The New Testament in Its World Video Lectures accompany the definitive seminary-level introduction to the New Testament by N. T. Wright and Michael F. Bird. It presents the New Testament books as a literary, narrative, and social phenomena located in the world of second temple Judaism and early Christianity covering the third century BCE to the mid-second century CE.


  • Catalogue Code 540648
  • Product Code 9780310528753
  • ISBN 0310528755
  • EAN 9780310528753
  • UPC 025986528751
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category New Testament
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Nov 2019
  • Sales Rank 2181
  • Dimensions 190 x 135 x 12mm
  • Weight 0.136kg
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Michael F Bird

Michael F. Bird (Ph.D., University of Queensland) is Lecturer in Theology at Ridley College, Melbourne. Previously he has lectured at the Bible College of Queensland, and tutored at Highland Theological Institute in Dingwell, Scotland. He is a member of the Studiorum Novi Testamentum Societas, the Institute for Biblical Research, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the Tyndale Fellowship.

He has written The Saving Righteousness of God: Studies on Paul, Justification and the New Perspective (Paternoster Biblical Monographs); A Bird's Eye View of Paul; Jesus and the Origins of the Gentile Mission (Library of New Testament Studies); Are You the One Who Is to Come?: The Historical Jesus and the Messianic Question; Colossians (New Covenant Commentary); Crossing over Sea and Land: Jewish Missionary Activity in the Second Temple Period and Romans (Regula Fidei Zondervan Commentary series)
Koorong -Editorial Review.

N T Wright

N.T.(Tom) Wright (D.Phil., University of Oxford) is Reseach Professor in Christian Origins at St Mary's College in the Divinity School of St Andrew's University, Scotalnd. Formerly Bishop of Durham, he was recently named by Christianity Today as one of the top five theologians in the world. Once Canon Theologian of Westminster Abbey and dean of Lichfield Cathedral, he taught New Testament studies for twenty years at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universities.
Wright's full-scale works The New Testament and the People of God; Jesus and the Victory of God; and The Resurrection of the Son of God are part of a projected six-volume series entitled Christian Origins and the Question of God.

Among his many other published works are The Original Jesus; What Saint Paul Really Said and The Climax of the Covenant. He is also co-author with Marcus Borg of The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions

His commentaries include Colossians and Philemon (The Tyndale New Testament Commentary series), the 12 volume For Everyone series, Romans (New Interpreter's Bible Commentary); Galatians (The Horizons Theological Commentary) and The Letter to the Philippians (International Critical Commentary)

Most recently he has released Surprised by Hope; Small Faith--Great God; Virtue Reborn and Justification: God's Plan and Paul's Vision.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

  • :two Lectures Per Chapter
  • Introduction
  • 1. Reading The New Testament
  • 2. The People Of God In The Greco-roman World
  • 3. Jesus And The Victory Of God
  • 4. The Resurrection Of The Son Of God
  • 5. Paul And The Faithfulness Of God
  • 6. The Gospels And The Story Of God
  • 7. The Early Christians And The Mission Of God
  • 8. The Making Of The New Testament
  • 9. The Mission Of The Church

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