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The world of the New Testament : cultural, social, and historical contexts

Author: Joel B Green; Lee Martin McDonald
Publisher: Grand Rapids : Baker Academic, 2013.
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"A team of distinguished specialists introduces the Jewish, Hellenistic, and Roman backgrounds necessary for understanding the New Testament and the early church"--Publisher's summary.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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World of the New Testament.
Grand Rapids : Baker Academic, 2013
(DLC) 2013003341
(OCoLC)795759475
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joel B Green; Lee Martin McDonald
ISBN: 9781441247971 1441247971 9781441240545 1441240543
OCLC Number: 854585782
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 616 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction / Joel B. Green and Lee Martin McDonald --
2. New Testament chronology / Lee Martin McDonald --
PART 1. SETTING THE CONTEXT: EXILE AND THE JEWISH HERITAGE --
3. Exile / Nicholas Perrin --
4. The Hasmoneans and the Hasmonean era --
5. The Herodian dynasty / Everett Ferguson --
6. Monotheism / Nathan MacDonald --
7. The scriptures and scriptural interpretation / Lidija Novakovic --
PART 2. SETTING THE CONTEXT: ROMAN HELLENISM --
8. Greek religion / Moyer V. Hubbard --
9. The imperial cult / Nicholas Perrin --
10. Greco-Roman philosophical schools / John T. Fitzgerald --
11. Civic and voluntary associations in the Greco-Roman world / Michael S. Moore --
12. Economics, taxes, and tithes / David J. Downs --
13. Slaves and slavery in the Roman world / S. Scott Bartchy --
14. Women, children, and families in the Greco-Roman world / Lynn H. Cohick --
15. Education in the Greco-Roman world / Ben Witherington III --
PART 3. THE JEWISH PEOPLE IN THE CONTEXT OF ROMAN HELLENISM --
16. Temple and priesthood / David Instoner-Brewer --
17. Jews and Samaritans / Lidija Novakovic --
18. Pharisees, Sadducees, and Essenes / Michelle Lee-Barnewall --
19. The Dead Sea Scrolls / C.D. Elledge --
20. Prophetic movements and zealots / James D.G. Dunn --
21. Apocalypticism / Larry R. Helyer --
22. Synagogue and Sanhedrin / Kenneth D. Litwak --
23. Jews in the diaspora / David A. DeSilva --
24. Noncanonical Jewish writings / Daniel M. Gurtner --
25. Jewish identity, beliefs, and practices / Archie T. Wright --
26. Jewish education / Kent L. Yinger --
27. Healing and healthcare / Joel B. Green --
PART 4. THE LITERARY CONTEXT OF EARLY CHRISTIANITY --
28. Reading, writing and manuscripts / E. Randolph Richards --
29. Pseudonymous writings and the New Testament / Lee Martin McDonald --
30. Literary forms in the New Testament / Thomas E. Phillips --
31. Homer and the New Testament / Thomas E. Phillips --
32. Josephus and the New Testament / Michael F. Bird --
33. Philo and the New Testament / Torrey Seland --
34. Rabbinic literature and the New Testament / Bruce Chilton --
35. Early noncanonical Christian writings / Nicholas Perrin --
PART 5. THE GEOGRAPHICAL CONTEXT OF THE NEW TESTAMENT --
36. Jesus research and archaeology / James H. Charlesworth --
37. Egypt / John D. Wineland --
38. Palestine / Thomas R. Hatina --
39. Syria, Cilicia, and Cyprus / Mark Wilson --
40. The province and cities of Asia / Paul Trebilco --
41. Galatia / Mark Wilson --
42. Macedonia / Gene L. Green --
43. Achaia / Gene L. Green --
44. Rome and its provinces / Thomas R. Hatina.
Responsibility: edited by Joel B. Green and Lee Martin McDonald.

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"A team of distinguished specialists introduces the Jewish, Hellenistic, and Roman backgrounds necessary for understanding the New Testament and the early church"--Publisher's summary.

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