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The New Testament in Antiquity: A Survey of the New Testament Within Its Cultural Contexts [Hardcover]

By Gary M. Burge (Author), Lynn H. Cohick (Author) & Gene L. Green (Author)
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Today many Christians know the basic elements of this story and enjoy an intimate, deeply personal love for many passages of the New Testament. However, few understand the breadth of this story, much less how to interpret each book. Many of us gravitate to familiar texts but dont feel confident interpreting more difficult chapters. The aims of this book are simple: to assist students to become alert, capable readers of the New Testament?to guide them through its many books, giving not only essential background information but also a digest of the New Testament?s most important teachings. Scriptures by understanding not only our own interpretative contexts, but also the original context of the New Testament. The context of antiquity should control how we understand the New Testament today.

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The New Testament in Antiquity is a textbook for college and seminary students penned by three evangelical scholars with over fifty years of combined experience in the classroom. Their challenge was to build a text that would be engaging, academically robust, richly illustrated, and relevant to the modern student. This book strikes a balance between being accessible to all students and challenging them to explore the depths of the New Testament within its cultural worlds.The New Testament in Antiquity carefully develops how Jewish and Hellenistic cultures formed the essential environment in which the New Testament authors wrote their books and letters. It argues that knowing the land, history, and culture of this world brings remarkable new insights into how we read the New Testament itself. Numerous sidebars provide windows into the Jewish, Hellenistic, and Roman worlds and integrate this material directly with the interpretation of the literature of the New Testament. This is an ideal introductory text for classroom use, with ample discussion questions and bibliographies.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Zondervan
Pages   479
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.4" Width: 7.6" Height: 1.3"
Weight:   3.05 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2009
Publisher   Zondervan Publishing
Age  18
ISBN  0310244951  
ISBN13  9780310244950  
UPC  025986244958  

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More About Gary M. Burge, Lynn H. Cohick & Gene L. Green

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Gary M. Burge (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is professor of New Testament at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. His published works include "The New Testament in Antiquity" (with Lynn H. Cohick and Gene L. Green); "Jesus and the Land"; "Jesus, the Middle Eastern Storyteller"; and NIV Application Commentary volumes on John and on the Johannine Letters.

Gary M. Burge currently resides in the state of Illinois. Gary M. Burge was born in 1952.

Gary M. Burge has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Ancient Context, Ancient Faith
  2. Bringing the Bible to Life
  3. Comentarios Biblicos Con Aplicacion NVI
  4. NIV Application Commentary

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beautiful  Apr 22, 2010
In a word, this survey of the New Testament is beautiful. Practically every page of it presents images, maps, or excurses which illuminate the text of the NT by bringing the background to life. For instance, on page 128, when discussing the birth of Jesus and the census that was taken (as recorded in the gospels), there is an excursus which features a fascinating piece of writing from a work by the early church father Lactantius on what happened during a typical Roman census. Another example is on page 394 in the chapter on the epistle to the Hebrews. The whole page is a scaled drawing of the entire Temple complex that existed during Jesus' days on earth. There are wonderful features like this on practically every page of the book.

One aspect of this book, which some would see as either a negative or positive, is that it comes from a decidedly conservative evangelical view. In the preface, the three authors stated that they wanted "a volume that is responsive to the confessional commitments of the evangelical tradition... We wanted a scholarly text that treated the pages of the New Testament as Scripture, which has spoken to the church through the centuries." (pg 9). Interestingly, all three of the authors are professors at the same institution - Wheaton College.

Naturally, because of the evangelical outlook of the book, the traditional stance is taken in regards to such issues like the authorship of the New Testament books. However, due to this evangelical stance, I would recommend to someone to use this New Testament survey in conjunction with a less conservative one. I mean, after all, the three authors view on something like the authorship of the Pastoral Epistles is the minority view in scholarship today. And while the authors do deal with what the "other side" says about such issues in the book, a more in-depth look at the "other side" would be desirable from using another book in combination with this one. Some would disagree, but I think it is very wise for people to have a very good understanding from both sides of the fence. For a less evangelical-conservative survey on the New Testament, I would recommend the surveys by Ehrman or Brown.

This book contains a total of 27 chapters. The first four chapters concentrate on how to study the New Testament, the historical setting of the New Testament, the world of Jesus in His Jewish Homeland, and the Mediterranean world of Paul. The next three chapters are on the story and teachings of Jesus, as well as the sources of His story (e.g. the canonical gospels, Q, Gospel of Thomas, Pliny, Josephus, etc). There is a good, but brief, section on the inter-relatedness of the Gospels as well as the Q source. The next 19 chapters deal with the books of the New Testament. And the final chapter is on the transmission of the New Testament throughout the centuries and gives an introductory look at textual critical issues. There are two appendices - a Scripture Index, and Subject Index.

All in all, a very splendid and wonderful looking survey of the New Testament.
Traditional, but good  Feb 10, 2010
I was assigned this book for my New Testament class this semester, the course is a General Education requirement for my college. It gives an excellent historical context of the Jews and how the time that Jesus lived in affected his ministry and the person himself. The book also gives detailed outlines of each gospel. The one issue I had with the book was it's very conservative and traditional views on certain things. For instance, their view of the identity of the author of Mark is lacking, in my opinion. They offer a single view, that Mark was written by one of Paul's companions from Rome, a view that now has been thought to be rather inaccurate and simply accepted because of the church tradition of Papias. Many scholars will agree that the book was written by a Christian Jew for Gentiles, but have not found a historical person to attach the book of Mark to. However, this book has been very useful in figuring out the context of each New Testament book. I would very much recommend this book for anyone studying the New Testament, but I would not consider it the sole authority of the subject.
Extremely useful  Nov 12, 2009
One of the most useful books available to a New Testament student. A real must have.

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