New Testament Background and Context

New Testament Background and Context January 22, 2021

Note the sections below: General Resources, Jewish History and Literature, Greco-Roman Literature and Context, Primary Sources and Translationsand Other Resources


General Resources

Dictionary of New Testament Background [<– Click Here]

 

 

 

Warren Carter, Seven Events That Shaped the New Testament World

 

 

 

David A. deSilva, Honor, Patronage, Kinship, and Purity: Unlocking New Testament Culture

 

 

 

Craig A. Evans, Ancient Texts for New Testament Studies

 

 

 

Joel Green and Lee Martin McDonald, ed. The World of the New Testament: Cultural, Social, and Historical Contexts [<– Click Here]

 

 

 

Craig S. Keener, The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament

 

 

 

N.T. Wright, The New Testament and the People of God

 

 

 


Jewish History and Literature

coming soon

Shaye Cohen, From the Maccabees to the Mishnah

 

 

 

John J. Collins and Daniel C. Harlow, ed. The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism [<– Click Here]

 

 

 

David deSilva, Introducing the Apocrypha, 2nd ed. 

 

 

 

Susan Docherty, The Jewish Pseudepigrapha: An Introduction to the Literature of the Second Temple Period [<– Click Here]

 

 

 

James D.G. Dunn, The Parting of the Ways: Between Christianity and Judaism and Their Significance for the Character of Christianity

 

 

 

Daniel M. Gurner,  Introducing the Pseudepigrapha of Second Temple Judaism

 

 

 

Matthias Henze, Mind the Gap: How the Jewish Writings between the Old and New Testament Help Us Understand Jesus [<– Click Here]

 

 

Steve Mason, Josephus and the New Testament, 2nd ed.

 

 

 

E.P. Sanders, Judaism: Practice and Belief, 63 BCE-66 CE

 

 

 

Oskar Skarsaune, In the Shadow of the Temple: Jewish Influences on Early Christianity

 

 

 

Kenneth Schenck, A Brief Guide to Philo

 

 

 

James VanderKam, The Dead Sea Scrolls Today, Revised Edition

 

 

 


Greco-Roman Literature and Context

coming soon


Primary Sources and Translations

coming soon

SEPTUAGINTA New English Translation of the Septuagint

 

 

 

OT PSEUDEPIGRAPHA: The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha (Charlesworth)

 

 

JOSEPHUSThe Complete Works

 

 

 

PHILOThe Works of Philo

 

 

 

DEAD SEA SCROLLS: The Dead Sea Scrolls, Study Edition

 

 

 


Other Resources

coming soon

Reading Romans in Context: Paul and Second Temple Judaism

 

 

 

Reading Revelation in Context: John’s Apocalypse and Second Temple Judaism

 

 

Reading Mark in Context: Jesus and Second Temple Judaism

 

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