Jewish Backgrounds of the New Testament

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Baker Books, Aug 1, 2000 - Religion - 416 pages
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This survey of intertestamental Judaism illuminates the customs and controversies that provide essential background for understanding the New Testament. Scott opens a door into the Jewish world and literature leading up to the development of Christianity. He also offers an accessible overview of the data through helpful charts, maps, and diagrams incorporated throughout the text to engage his readers.

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Good introduction and in-depth study of Intertestamental Judaism. Easy to read. Give us good understanding of the background of the thoughts of different parties, as well as the life of common Jews. Prepare us to be a better interpreter of the NT. Read full review


The Background and Setting of Intertestamental
Sources of Information
The Geography of the Land of Israel
A Survey of the Old Testament
Old Testament Ideas and Institutions
A Survey of the History of Intertestamental and
Covenant and Law in the Final
Intertestamental Jewish Attitudes toward Gentiles
Apocalyptic Literature and Inspired Scripture
How Scholarship Works

the Crises
Intertestamental Attempts to Reconstruct Traditional
Scribes and Tradition
The Religious Thought of Intertestamental
The Final
The Messianic Hope
Index of Scripture and Jewish Writings
Subject Index

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J. Julius Scott Jr., (Ph.D., University of Manchester) is emeritus professor of biblical and historical studies at Wheaton College Graduate School.

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