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The New Testament in Antiquity: A Survey of the New Testament within Its Cultural Context
Burge, Gary, Lynn Cohick and Gene Green

Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2009 pp. 479. $49.99

Description: Today many Christians know the basic elements of this story and enjoy an intimate, deeply personal love for numerous passages of the New Testament. However, few understand the breadth of this story, much less how to interpret each book. Many gravitate to familiar texts but donít feel confident interpreting other more difficult chapters. The aims of this book are simple: to assist students to become alert, capable readers of the New Testamentóto guide them through its many books, giving not only essential background information but also a digest of the New Testamentís most important teachings. Readers will grow in knowledge of the Scriptures by understanding not only their own interpretative contexts, but also the original context of the New Testament. The context of antiquity should control how we understand the New Testament today.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Early Church Origins

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Review by Mark Fairchild
Published 12/11/2009
Citation: Mark Fairchild, review of Gary Burge, Lynn Cohick, and Gene Green, The New Testament in Antiquity: A Survey of the New Testament within Its Cultural Context, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2009).

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