New Testament History: A Narrative Account
Publisher Baker Academic
Essential to an understanding of the New Testament is a comprehension of the individuals, events, and social movements that shaped the setting from which Jesus and his followers emerged. Unfortunately, many accounts by historians can leave readers feeling overwhelmed and confused. New Testament History provides a worthy solution to this problem. A well-known expert on the social situation of the New Testament, Ben Witherington offers an engaging look into the world that gave birth to the Christian faith.
Thouroughly enjoyable read. Greco-Roman background and figures presented in a memorable narrative fashion. Will use it in the future. Only pull back is his denial of nearly half of traditional NT authorship and oft wild speculation(although some of his speculation was welcome). Wouldn't recommend to anyone who's not already engaged in or reading from critical scholarship.