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Readings from the First-Century World: Primary Sources for New Testament Study
Edited by Walter A. Elwell amd Robert W. Yarbrough
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Though an understanding of the historical/cultural environment of the New Testament is essential for sound exegesis, acquiring such information can be difficult. This volume in the Encountering Biblical Studies series pulls together information from disparate sources to help readers better understand the world of the New Testament.
"To interpret the New Testament (or the Old) without at least basic understanding of prominent features of its historical setting, " says Robert Yarbrough, "is a serious wresting of its contents." Readings from the First-Century World helps Bible students avoid this error by introducing them to a collection of compelling readings from ancient sources.
The editors have compiled this resource with the beginning New Testament student in mind. 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. Among the many contributions are works by Tacitus, Josephus, and Philo. Other features include a bibliography, illustrations, indexes, and a helpful introduction to each reading.
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Table of Contents
PART 1: The Gospels and Jesus
PART 2: Acts and Paul
PART 3: General Epistles and Revelation
Complete List of Readins
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