NT History and Religion

A list of the best books on NT History and Religion ranked by scholars, journal reviews, and site users.

All Books on NT History and Religion

Score Cover Author Title Pages Series Year Tags Links
Backgrounds of Early Christianity Ferguson, Everett 648 2003
The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament Keener, Craig S. 842 1994
New Testament History Bruce, F. F. 462 1980
The New Testament and the People of God (Christian Origins and the Question of God: Volume 1) Wright, N. T. 535 1992
The Greco-Roman World of the New Testament Era: Exploring the Background of Early Christianity Jeffers, James S. 352 1999
Jesus & the Rise of Early Christianity: A History of New Testament Times Barnett, Paul W. 448 2002
New Testament History: A Narrative Account Witherington III, Ben 431 2003
In the Shadow of the Temple: Jewish Influences on Early Christianity Skarsaune, Oskar 455 2008
History of Christian Doctrines Berkhof, Louis 285 1969
Jesus: First Century Rabbi Zaslow, David 220 2013
The Sages - Character, Context & Creativty: Volume I: The Second Temple Period Lau, Binyamin 383 2010
The Sages - Character, Context & Creativity: Volume II: From Yavne to the Bar Kokhba Revolt Lau, Binyamin 250 2010
The Sages - Character, Context & Creativity: Volume III: The Galilean Period Lau, Binyamin 420 2013
The Jewish People in the First Century: Volume 1: Historical Geography, Political History, Social, Cultural and Religious Life and Institutions. Section One, Volume One eds. Safrai, Shmuel; Stern, M.; Flusser, David; Van Unnik, W. C. CRINT 1974
The Jewish People in the First Century: Volume 2: Historical Geography, Political History, Social, Cultural and Religious Life and Institutions, Section One, Volume Two eds. Safrai, Shmuel; Stern, M.; Flusser, David; Van Unnik, W. C. 734 CRINT 1988
Kerygma and Didache: The Articulation and Structure of the Earliest Christian Message McDonald, James I. H. 264 SNTSMS 2004
The Mission of the Early Church to Jew and Gentiles (Wissunt Zum Neuen Testament) Marshall, I. Howard 313 2000
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity: Volume 1 (A-E) eds. Berardino, Angelo Di; Oden, Thomas C.; Elowsky, Joel C.; Hoover, James 1000 2014
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity eds. Berardino, Angelo Di 3200 2014
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity: Volume 2 (F-O) eds. Berardino, Angelo Di; Oden, Thomas C.; Elowsky, Joel C.; Hoover, James 1000 2014
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity: Volume 3 (P-Z) eds. Berardino, Angelo Di; Oden, Thomas C.; Elowsky, Joel C.; Hoover, James 1200 2014
Athanasius Leithart, Peter J. 224 FTECS 2011
Basil of Caesarea Hildebrand, Stephen M. 240 FTECS 2014
Vincent of Lérins and the Development of Christian Doctrine Guarino, Thomas G. 192 FTECS 2013
Among the Gentiles: Greco-Roman Religion and Christianity Johnson, Luke Timothy 480 AYBRL 2010
The Dead Sea Scrolls and Christian Origins Fitzmyer, Joseph A. 308 SDSSRL 2000
Riches, Poverty, and the Faithful: Perspectives on Wealth in the Second Temple Period and the Apocalypse of John Mathews, Mark D. 291 SNTSMS 2013
Greco-Roman Culture and the Galilee of Jesus Chancey, Mark A. 304 SNTSMS 2008
The Myth of a Gentile Galilee Chancey, Mark A. 248 SNTSMS 2004
Jews and Christians in the First and Second Centuries: How to Write Their History eds. Tomson, Peter J.; Schwartz, Joshua CRINT 2014
The Mystery of God: Early Jewish Mysticism and the New Testament Rowland, Christopher; Morray-Jones, Christopher R. A. 688 CRINT 2009
Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature: Volume 1: Paul and the Jewish Law: Halakha in the Letters of the Apostle to the Gentiles Tomson, Peter J. 348 CRINT 1990
 Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature: Volume 2: Jewish Historiography and Iconography in Early and Medieval Christianity  Schreckenberg, Heinz; Schubert, Kurt 328 CRINT 1992
 Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature: Volume 3: Philo in Early Christian Literature Runia, David T. 438 CRINT 1993
 Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature: Volume 4: Jewish Apocalyptic Heritage in Early Christianity eds. VanderKam, James C.; Adler, William 300 CRINT 1996
Second Temple Studies IV: Historiography and History Lemche, Niels Peter; Mandell, Sara; Dever, William G.; Knight, Douglas A.; Edelman, Diana Vikander; Thompson, Thomas L.; Neyrey, Jerome H.; Hjelm, Ingrid; Blenkinsopp, Joseph; Davies, Philip R.; Hoglund, Kenneth G.; Berquist, Jon L.; Gottwald, Norman K.; Halligan, John; Grabbe, Lester L. 144 LHBOTS 2014
The Many Faces of Herod the Great Marshak, Adam Kolman 2015
Judaism and Christianity in First-Century Rome Donfried, Karl P.; Richardson, Peter 343 SHJ 1998
The Immerser: John the Baptist Within Second Temple Judaism Taylor, Joan E. 380 SHJ 1997
Judah Between East and West: The Transition from Persian to Greek Rule (ca. 400-200 BCE) Aitken, James K.; Finkelstein, Israel; Grabbe, Lester L.; Honigman, Sylvie; Kasher, Aryeh; Kloner, Amos; Lipschits, Oded; Mor, Menachem; Ray, John; van der Steen, Eveline; Stuckenbruck, Loren T.; Tal, Oren; Tiemeyer, Lena-Sofia 336 LSTS 2012
The Chosen People: Election, Paul and Second Temple Judaism Thornhill, A. Chadwick 336 2015
Foundations for Sociorhetorical Exploration: A Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity Reader eds. Robbins, Vernon K.; von Thaden Jr., Robert H.; Bruehler, Bart B. RRA 2016
Moral Formation and the Virtuous Life eds. Blowers, Paul M. 205 AF 2019
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