One of the great historians and NT scholars of my era is Richard Bauckham, now retired and happily living in Cambridge and writing away on more important projects. Baker has helpfully now published many of his seminal articles of various sorts (historical, literary, theological, exegetical, etc.) in one collection entitled The Christian World around the New Testament (Baker 2017; also published in Europe by Mohr Siebeck). Like his fellow Cambridge man J.B. Lightfoot, Richard is polymath, highly skilled in numerous fields related to the NT, and like Lightfoot everything in grounded in a clear and firm grasp of the importance of history. This volume should be seen as a companion to his earlier compendium of essays entitled The Jewish World around the NT .
The volume is only in paperback in terms of an affordable format, not in Kindle.