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The Greco-Roman world of the New Testament era : exploring the background of early Christianity

Author: James S Jeffers
Publisher: Downers Grove, Ill. : InterVarsity Press, ©1999.
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Provides a clear description of life in the time of Jesus and the apostles - Life and death in the first century - The city in the Greco-Roman world - Nature of ancient religion - The Greek gods - Gods of Rome - Roman attitudes towards religion in the New Testament era - Roman attitudes towards Christianity - Roman government of the provinces and Palestine during the second and third centuries.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James S Jeffers
ISBN: 0830815899 9780830815890
OCLC Number: 41662570
Description: 352 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Historical background to the New Testament era --
Life & death in the first century --
The city in the Greco-Roman world --
Influences on Christian organization --
Religion in the Greco-Roman world --
Governing of the provinces & Palestine --
Tools of governance : finances, law & the military --
Social class & status in the empire --
Citizenship --
The Jews in the cities --
Slavery --
The family, women & education --
Provinces & cities of the New Testament era.
Responsibility: James S. Jeffers.

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Provides a clear description of life in the time of Jesus and the apostles - Life and death in the first century - The city in the Greco-Roman world - Nature of ancient religion - The Greek gods - Gods of Rome - Roman attitudes towards religion in the New Testament era - Roman attitudes towards Christianity - Roman government of the provinces and Palestine during the second and third centuries.

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