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Hendrickson Publishers Peoples of the New Testament World

Scribes, Pharisees, people of the land . . . making sense of the biblical characters surrounding Jesus requires navigating a labyrinth of different cultural, religious, political, and economic realities. Simmons sets them in context by providing a historical analysis of major Jewish and Greco-Roman groups. Includes color photographs of ancient sites and archaeological discoveries. 350 pages, hardcover from Hendrickson.
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Review 1 for Peoples of the New Testament World
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Great Info, Great Presentation

Date:January 17, 2012
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Brad
Location:Fort Collins, CO
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The information in this book is fantastic. The organization, and beautiful presentation makes it a must have for understanding the context of the entire New Testament. I must have for any serious Bible Scholar. The price is also remarkably reasonable for the amount of information and high quality scholarship.
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Review 2 for Peoples of the New Testament World
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very informative

Date:February 23, 2011
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radharc
Location:Ireland
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enjoying reading this book, it is a mine of information.And as the ad says "does exactly what it says on the tin"
Great value for money.
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Review 3 for Peoples of the New Testament World
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Too many gramatical errors

Date:February 11, 2011
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Korea
Location:Modesto, CA
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I am delighted with the outlay and content of this book but it has way too many editing oversights--missing words, extra words, improper consonant breaking of words, and in one case a short duplication of a previous section. When I noticed that it was printed in Singapore I understood why the problems. This is not my first problem with grammatical mistakes in books printed in the Orient. But, a thumbs-up on the book as a whole.
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Review 4 for Peoples of the New Testament World
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has great features such as photos, etc

Date:January 12, 2011
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Location:Florida
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I am thrilled with this product....will find it very useful in mnay of the lectures I prepare for college classes in theology. Wonderful to just sit and find new information.
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Well documented

Date:October 22, 2010
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Pastor Alan Cushway
Location:Portland, Oregon
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This book met and even exceeded what I had hoped for in researching materials for a class I am teaching on Inter-Testemental history. I agree it may seem scholastic to a point but this should not be a barrier to purchasing it. The beginning student and the more seasoned learner can greatly benefit from this research work. His connections to biblical references help the learner see the relevance of the historical data to bible study. I will be recommending this to my students. Outside of that it is a fun read. We will see the Biblical people and movements not just as history, but as real people who were used to shape their times.
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Date:September 16, 2010
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Donald H. Shipp
After decades of hearing references in sermons and lessons concerning certain groups that existed in the First Century AD, I now have a much better idea of what the speaker was referring to.This book is not light literature, to be read in a day or two. It is evidently a seminary textbook, heavily annotated and referenced, but it explains so much that I often wondered about. For example, the relationships among pharasees, sadducees, and scribes was well described. The background information concerning the Hellenistic and Hebrew Jews was explained. I read the chapter on the Roman army, where the functions of a centurion are explained, the week before my pastor preached on Acts 10, and his message sent me back to the book to reread that chapter. I now can understand much more of what I hear.The only reason I didn't give the book five stars is, in my opinion, the book is so detailed that it occasionally is difficult to read. If I had a seminary instructor to ask questions, I possibly would have been less confused. Nevertheless, I am glad I ordered and read it.
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