This volume offers valuable perspectives from biblical scholars on the background of the New Testament texts, including the Jewish and Greco-Roman cultures of the time. It ranges from the law of Moses and intertestamental period to the First Jewish Revolt of AD-66-73 and the canonization of the New Testament. Over forty New Testament scholars and experts contributed to this comprehensive volume. Here is just a small sampling of those writers: Robert L. Millet, John W. Welch, Andrew C. Skinner, Kent P. Jackson, Thomas A. Wayment, Terry B. Ball, Noel Reynolds, and Frank F. Judd Jr. The book is divided into several themes, including Jesus in the Gospels, the Apostle Paul, New Testament issues and contexts, and what transpired after the New Testament.
About the Author
Lincoln H. Blumell is an associate professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University. He completed his PhD at the University of Toronto in the Department for the Study of Religion in 2009. He also holds an MSt from the University of Oxford (Christ Church) and an MA and BA from the University of Calgary. His research focus is Christianity in the Roman and Byzantine periods with a special emphasis on Christianity in Egypt and Greek papyrology.