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The World That Shaped the New Testament


Already known from his clear and succinct guide The Letters of Paul, Professor Roetzel here brings the same approach to the New Testament world. In little more than a hundred pages he discusses the political setting of early Christianity; contemporary forms of religious expression, both Jewish and Hellenistic; institutions from temple and synagogue to the Greek polis and Hellenistic kingship; scripture and its interpretation, from Philo via Qumran to the rabbis; and the feeling dominant at the time of being involved in a ...

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The World that Shaped the New Testament
1987, SCM Press, London

ISBN-13: 9780334018179


World That Shaped the New Testament
1986, Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN-13: 9780804204552

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