Here Come The Romans
Here Come The Romans is a progressive survey on the historical influence of Rome and how it influenced the times, events, customs, religious institutions, and specifically the life of Jesus, the Jewish people, and the New Testament. Its progressive style guides the reader through a six-hundred and seventy-five-year period of selected history to educate how Rome fitted the Biblical narrative and story. The Bible ascribes divine inspiration to the Scriptures, but we often forget the human side. The birth of prophecy or all Scriptures originated out of human struggles, circumstances and situations. It is important to begin the discussion in the Old Testament in order to layout the ground-work. This book will teach and inform readers about the origin of parties, sects, authorities, and the background of the times that influenced the Biblical writers as they wrote the New Testament books. Rome had its starting point before 605 BC (viz. 753 BC), but its presence in the land of Judea and Jerusalem was not solidified until a little more than a half-century before the birth of Jesus Christ. It emerged from a simple monarchy, to a senate-ruled republic, and then into a major world superpower ruled by Caesars and Procurators. The presence of Rome, with Jews and Christians, vastly affected the writings of all twenty-seven New Testament books as we have them today.