Beneath the modern world of the Holy Land and its surrounding area lies the ancient world of the New Testament. It is a world vastly different from our own, and understanding it can help us put the life and teachings of Jesus Christ into context.
Jesus Christ and the World of the New Testament is the perfect guide to New Testament culture, language, history, and teachings. It is richly illustrated with hundreds of color images, original artwork, rare artifacts, detailed maps, and informative timelines.
Readers will uncover the origins of the New Testament and learn how stories of Christ's life and teachings were preserved after His death. Explore the relationships between Greek, Roman, and Jewish cultures that explain much about how the gospel was shared and recorded. Examine scriptural issues that have been debated by scholars throughout the ages. Learn how cultural clashes, religious conflicts, and political quarrels helped shape the world of Jesus and His disciples.
Nearly 300 topics provide valuable context to understanding New Testament times, from the role of women and families to portraits of key personalities to controversial legends that have persisted to our day.
Walk with the authors as they lead us on a guided tour through the world of the New Testament, following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ and His disciples.