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The Greco-Roman World of the New Testament Era: Exploring the Background & Early Christianity

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What was life like for first-century Christians? Imagine a modest-sized Roman home of a well-to-do Christian household wedged into a thickly settled quarter of Corinth. In the lingering light of a summer evening, men, women and children, merchants, working poor and slaves, a mix of races and backgrounds have assembled in the dimly lit main room are are spilling into the central courtyard. This odd assortment of gathered believers--some thirty in number--are attentive as the newly arrived and travel-weary emissary from Paul reads from the papyrus scroll he has brought from their apostolic mentor. But if you were to be transported to this scene you would perhaps be overwhelmed by a flood of unexpected difference. The voice of the reader recedes as through open windows the din and clamor of the city assault your ears. Hooves clunk and cart wheels grind and echo from the street while drivers shout, vendors call and neighbors gather and converse. And later, as you accompany a family through darkened and dangerous streets to their third-story tenement apartment, you might try to mask your shock at the cramped and unsafe conditions. In The Greco-Roman World of the New Testament Era James Jeffers provides an informative and scenic tour of daily life during the time of Jesus and the apostles. He affords you-are-there glimpses of everything from legal codes to dinner foods, from social hierarchy to apartment living, from education to family dynamics. His eye-opening book will advance your understanding of the New Testament and early Christianity and enrich your reading and application of the Bible.

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In The Greco-Roman World of the New Testament Era, James Jeffers provides an informative and scenic tour of the various facets of the Roman world — class and status, family and community, work and leisure, religion and organization, city and country, law and government, death and taxes, and the epochal events of Roman history. Here is an eye-opening book that advances our understanding of the New Testament and early Christianity.

Synopsis:

James S. Jeffers provides an informative tour of the various facets of the Roman world--class and status, family and community, work and leisure, religion and organization, city and country, law and government, death and taxes, and the events of Roman history.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [330]-337) and indexes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780830815890
Author:
Jeffers, James S.
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Location:
Downers Grove, Ill.
Subject:
Bible - Study - New Testament
Subject:
Bible
Subject:
Church History
Subject:
Religion - Church History
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
Subject:
Christianity -- History.
Subject:
Christianity - History - General
Subject:
Biblical Studies - New Testament
Subject:
Church history - Pr
Subject:
World History-Ancient History
Series Volume:
105-352
Publication Date:
19991031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.99x6.09x.97 in. 1.07 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In The Greco-Roman World of the New Testament Era, James Jeffers provides an informative and scenic tour of the various facets of the Roman world — class and status, family and community, work and leisure, religion and organization, city and country, law and government, death and taxes, and the epochal events of Roman history. Here is an eye-opening book that advances our understanding of the New Testament and early Christianity.
"Synopsis" by , James S. Jeffers provides an informative tour of the various facets of the Roman world--class and status, family and community, work and leisure, religion and organization, city and country, law and government, death and taxes, and the events of Roman history.
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