The New Testament: Its Background, Growth, and Content

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Abingdon Press, 1983 - Bible - 309 pages
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In this classic text, one of America's most widely respected New Testament scholars provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to the New Testament in a straightforward and understandabe style, without distortion or oversimplification.

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User Review  - Dan Stewart - Christianbook.com

This book is an excellent text introducing the primary ancient manuscripts of the New Testament and the history and rationale involved in the development of today's primary critical Greek texts. The ... Read full review

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Curious about how the New Testament came to be, was written, and then how the canon was formed? So was I until I read this book! It's a phenomenal read! You'll go through a pack of highlighters before ... Read full review

Contents

THE POLITICAL AND SOCIAL BACKGROUND
17
THE CULTURAL AND RELIGIOUS BACKGROUND
34
THE PHILOSOPHICAL AND RELIGIOUS BACKGROUND
61
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About the author (1983)

Bruce M. Metzger is the George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature Emeritus at Princeton Theological Seminary. A past president of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, he has made valuable contributions to the areas of textual criticism, philology, paleography, and translation.

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