The New Testament: Its Background, Growth, and Content

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Abingdon, 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  - SheilaDeeth - LibraryThing

My sonís gone back to college. He left this book lying around on his bedroom floor, so I decided to read it. After all, Iím leading a Bible study on the book of Mark on Tuesday mornings. Knowing more ... Read full review

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This is an excellent book for those yearning to know more about the background of the New Testament. Bruce Metzger is an excellent teacher, knowledgeable and amply able to express exactly as he intends to do. I highly recommend this book to the student of the New Testament. 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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