Readings from the First-Century World: Primary Sources for New Testament Study

Walter A. Elwell and Robert W. Yarbrough

Readings from the First-Century World: Primary Sources for New Testament Study
Readings from the First-Century World: Primary Sources for New Testament Study

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Though an understanding of the historical/cultural environment of the New Testament is essential for critical interpretation, acquiring such information can be a daunting task. Readings from the First-Century World: Primary Sources for New Testament Study skillfully guides users through this challenging terrain. The selections are designed as a vehicle to move the learner with little or no knowledge of ancient sources to a basic understanding of the significant authors and texts. Readings from a variety of genres give insight into the archaeological, theological, and sociological background of the New Testament world. Among the many contributions are works by Tacitus, Josephus, and Philo.

Pages: 224
Publisher: Baker Academic
Published: 1998
ISBN-10: 080102157X
ISBN-13: 9780801021572

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