Introduction to the New Testament

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Walter de Gruyter, 1995 - Religion - 409 pages
 

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Oct '07 This is a very informative, if not overwhelming in places, near full depth of historical background in the Greco-Judaic Hellenistic world of the first century. The publisher states it is not ... Read full review

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I have not read it all, but the few pages that deals with the Maccabean Insurrection was excellent and thorough. It is hard read, though, but very helpful for research. It uses other sources very carefully.

Contents

Alexander the Great
6
The Diadochi and the Formation of their Empires
13
Political Ideology and Ruler Cult
34
2 SOCIETY AND ECONOMICS
41
The Society
53
The Hellenistic City
71
Manufacturing and Industry
79
Trade Monetary Systems and Banking
87
The Development of Greek Religion
156
The New Religions
176
5 THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL IN THE HELLENISTIC PERIOD
197
Diversity in the Religion of Israel
217
The Literature of Hellenistic Israel
235
6 THE ROMAN EMPIRE AS THE HEIR OF HELLENISM
273
e Augustus
290
Administration and Economy
309

3 EDUCATION LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
97
The Language
104
The Sciences
114
Literature
120
4 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION
137
The Spirit of the Hellenistic Age
148
4
321
The Religions of the Roman Imperial Period
347
Palestine and Judaism in the Roman Period
371
Index of Names and Places
393
Index of Writings
403
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