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The World That Shaped the New Testament

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The World that Shaped the New Testament - Roetzel, Calvin J.
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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

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

ISBN-13: 9780804204552

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