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Zondervan The New Testament in Antiquity: A Survey of the New Testament Within Its Cultural Contexts

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.
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Date:October 31, 2012
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Well, written and a good synopsis of the New Testament.
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A Valuable Tool

Date:December 19, 2010
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One of the most important things to know when studying the bible is context. This book gives you the cultural context in an easy to understand yet very informative format. As a layperson that loves the bible, I recommend this to be along side any study bible. I also recommend this to Pastors and students of the bible. I hope to find a similar book on the OT with the same quality.
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A Solid Resource

Date:December 10, 2010
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This book is an amalgamation of New Testament introduction, survey, and of course backgrounds. The quality of production is excellent with numerous pictures, maps, and diagrams. The text is comprehensive in scope, touching upon most major issues related to the study of the New Testament. But at slightly less than 500 pages, many of the more technical discussions are more introductory than exhaustive. What The New Testament in Antiquity does well is expose the reader to the major issues. In the preface, the authors state four goals which can be summarized as (1) academically rigorous, (2) accessible to students, (3) emphasis on the ancient context of the New Testament, and (4) responsive to confessional commitments of the evangelical tradition. To this end I believe that The New Testament in Antiquity has met its self-imposed goals rather well. Helpful features include questions for discussion and an introductory and advanced bibliography at the end of every chapter.
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