The New Testament Era: The World of the Bible from 500 B.C. to A.D. 100, Part 100

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Fortress Press, 1968 - Bible - 336 pages
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This book does what no other introductory work does; it displays clearly and simply the interplay of forces, people, and events that were key to the birth and gradual expansion of early Christianity.
 

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Contents

JUDAH UNDER PERSIAN RULE 539332 BC
5
1 THE IRANIAN SPHERE OF INFLUENCE
6
2 THE EARLY ACHAEMENIDS 539425 BC
8
B Ezra and Nehemiah in Jerusalem
13
C Judaism in the Persian Empire
23
3 THE LATE ACHAEMENIDS 424331 BC
25
B The Samaritan Schism
27
C The Last Persian Wars
30
I Pilate Golgotha the Primitive Church
174
2 The Last Passover of Jesus
176
b The Drama of Golgotha
184
3 The Pentecost Season of the Church Ad 3341
188
b The Deposition of Pilate and the Persecution of Stephen
190
c Caligulas Reign and the Spread of the Gospel
192
d Agrippas Rise and the Cultural Struggle
195
4 PALESTINE IN THE TIME OF JAMES AND PAUL AD 4166
197

D The Effects of Persian Rule on Judaism
31
JUDEA UNDER HELLENISTIC RULE 332142 BC
35
B Hellenism
37
C Diadochi and Epiconi
41
2 EGYPTIAN HEGEMONY 320200 BC
42
B Jerusalem under the Ptolemies
45
C Ptolemy IV Ptolemy V and the Decline of Egypt
48
3 SYRIAN HEGEMONY 200142 BC
49
B Religious Oppression
54
C Maccabeus Jonathan and Simon
57
THE HASMONEAN RULE 14263 BC
63
B Hyrcanus I
66
2 KINGS 10463 BC
67
B Janneus
69
C Alexandra Hyrcanus II and Aristobulus II
74
PALESTINE UNDER ROME AND HEROD 634 BC
77
B Pompey Occupies Palestine
82
2 TRIUMVIRS ANTIPATER AND HEROD 634 BC
84
Chronological Table
85
B Herod I
90
C The Date of Jesus Birth
106
PALESTINE AT THE TIME OF JESUS AND THE APOSTLES 4 BCAD 66
109
1 THE DIVISION OF HERODS KINGDOM 4 BC
110
Chronological Table
111
2 GALILEEPEREA AND NORTHERN TRANSJORDAN AT THE TIME OF JESUS
115
B Jesus Homeland
116
C The Synagogues
119
D The Reign of Antipas 4 BCAD 39
124
E The Land and Rule of Philip
126
3 JUDEA AND SAMARIA IN THE TIME OF JESUS AND THE PRIMITIVE CHURCH 4 BCAD 41
127
Chronological Table
128
B The Reign of Archelaus 4 BCAD 6
131
C The Establishment of the First Procuratorship AD 6
134
D Roman Government AD 641
138
E The Jewish Administration
141
F The High Council
142
2 The High Priest as Praeses
143
3 The Members of the Council
145
a The High Priests as a Consistory
146
b The Elders
150
G Sadducees and Pharisees
152
the Sadducees
153
the Pharisees
156
H Priests and Essenes
163
2 The Community Life of the Essenes
168
A Acrippa I as King of Judea AD 4144
198
Chronological Table
199
2 The Martyrdom of James the Son of Zebedee
200
3 The Death of Agrippa I and His Survivors
201
B The Second Procuratorship the Zealot Movement and the Church AD 4466
202
2 The Seven Procurators and the Growing Terror
204
b Felix after Ad 54 Festus Albinus and Florus
206
3 The Churchs Mission to Jews and Gentiles AD 4466
210
a James the Brother of the Lord
212
b Paul the Apostle to the Gentiles
217
c Peters Move from lion to Rome
223
THE ROMAN EMPIRE IN THE TIME OF JESUS AND THE APOSTLES 4 BCAD 66
225
1 THE EMPIRE THE JEWS AND THE CHRISTIANS
226
2 AUGUSTUS AND TIBERIUS 30 BCAD 37
227
B The Provinces Under Augustus and Afterward
228
2 Senatorial Provinces Including Asia Cyprus Macedonia and Achaea
229
3 The Pax Romana
234
C The Status Quo under Tiberius
235
3 CALIGULA CLAUDIUS AND NERO AD 3768
237
B Developments under Claudius
238
C Disintegration under Nero
240
2 Nero and the Jews to AD 66
243
3 Nero and the Christians
245
THE ROMAN EMPIRE IN THE SUBAPOSTOLIC PERIOD AD 67ca 100
253
Chronological Table
254
1 THE JEWISH WAR AND THE CIVIL WARS AD 6670
255
A The First Jewish War AD 6670
256
B The Roman Civil Wars AD 6869
260
1 Galba and Otho in Rome
261
2 Vitellius in the West
262
3 Vespasian in the East
263
C The Fall of Jerusalem AD 70
265
1 The Siege and Fall of Zion
266
2 VESPASIAN TITUS AND DOMITIAN AD 6996
267
B Relief under Titus
270
C Tension under Domitian
271
D Jews and Christians under the Flavians
283
b The Social Attitude
286
2 Christianity
291
b The Social Attitude
302
3 Nerva Trajan and the Beginnings of the Martyr Period
314
BIBLIOGRAPHY
319
INDEX OF NAMES AND SUBJECTS
331
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