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Peter W L Walker
Revd Dr Peter Walker (PhD., Cambridge; DPhil., Oxford) is Tutor in New Testament & Biblical Theology and Director of Development at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, and a member of the Oxford Faculty of Theology.
A frequent visitor to Israel as a researcher, lecturer and accredited tour guide, he has been a regular participant in the Cyprus-Bethlehem Consultations on the Land, and he is co-editor of its recently published papers, The Bible and the Land: An Encounter (Musalaha, 2000).
Walker is also the author of Holy City, Holy Places (OUP, 1989), Jesus and the Holy City (Eerdmans, 1996), The Weekend That Changed the World (HarperCollins, 1999) and, with Graham Tomlin, Walking in His Steps (HarperCollins, 2000) and the companion volume In the Steps of Saint Paul and Enjoying the Good News (forthcoming IVP).
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This illustrated book following Luke's account in Acts supplemented by Pauline letter references seeks to reconstruct Paul's world and journeys in taking the good news. Walker takes the reader on Paul's extensive travels, from Jerusalem to Rome, helpfully describing the first century scene and challenges, highlighting the clash of Jewish and Greco-Roman cultures, supplementing this with contemporary sites to engage the modern traveller. It is helpful preparation for travelling through modern Greece and Turkey, orientating the reader to important sites, both in biblical and modern times. Walker includes interesting geographical information e.g. on the one month overland journey from Antioch to Ephesus (Acts 18:23, 19:1), it is likely Paul would have travelled through the Cicilian gates, the narrow pass cutting through Taurus mountains north of Tarsus and perhaps, he had this in mind when writing 2Cor 11:26; historical knowledge e.g. Domitian who proclaimed himself "lord and saviour' and persecuted Christians may have inspired the letter to Ephesus church to remain faithful (Rev 2:1-7); and social snippets e.g. Corinth as the site of the biennial Isthmian games helps explain Paul's athletic imagery of life (1Cor 9:24-25). These add much to reading the New Testament. Getting 'inside' Paul's world, his mind and heart helped my understanding of this controversial character and his passion for Jesus which enabled him to face such opposition and persecution.