WILLIAM A. SIMMONS
Title: Peoples of the New Testament World: An Illustrated Guide
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers October 2008
159856630X / 9781598566307
Seller ID: 20090408154202
Making sense of the New Testament requires navigating your way through the labyrinth of different cultural, religious, political, and economic groups that existed in first-century Jewish society as well as in the Roman Empire at large. In this introduction to the major people groups of the New Testament world, William Simmons clarifies New Testament history and teaching by providing a historical analysis of major Jewish groups such as Pharisees, Sadducees, and Scribes, as well as important Greco-Roman groups such as Philosophers, Herodians, and Centurions. Important sub-groupings within the first-century church, such as Hebrews and Hellenists, are set in the larger context of the Judeo-Romanmix. Color photographs of ancient sites and archaeological discoveries highlight the descriptions. A helpful resource for anyone interested in understanding the world of the New Testament better, this book would alsomake an excellent textbook for an introductory college or seminary course on early Christian history or backgrounds.