The HarperCollins Visual Guide to the New Testament: What Archaeology Reveals About the First Christians  -     By: Jonathan L. Reed
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The HarperCollins Visual Guide to the New Testament: What Archaeology Reveals About the First Christians

HarperOne / 2007 / Paperback

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Ever wish you could travel through time to visit the world of the first Christians? This full-color, photo-saturated resource will transform your understanding of Jesus, Paul, and the early church. Jonathan Reed presents New Testament archaeological information in an accessible, way for students of all faiths. With this guide you will visit homes and temples, view monuments and artifacts, examine maps, papyri, understand Paul's warnings against sexual immorality, know the relation of the Bible to archaeology, and with graphic detail see the wonder of the New Testament social world.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: HarperOne
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 12.00 X 9.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0060842490
ISBN-13: 9780060842499
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This one-of-a-kind presentation of the New Testament world and its archaeological treasures provides a new, more complete understanding of the world in which Christianity was born. Through lavish photographs, architectural plans, extensive maps, and detailed charts, you can explore the landscape of Nazareth where Jesus grew up; sit at the shores of Galilee where he preached; and enter the streets and temple of Jerusalem where his ministry was fulfilled. An experienced archaeologist and biblical expert will guide you throughout your journey around Israel and beyond—on the Mediterranean voyages of Paul to the homes and synagogues of the Roman Empire, where he planted the seeds of Christianity. Visit Emperor Nero's "Golden House," witness the desperation of the Jewish revolutionaries at Masada, and explore the magnificent basilicas of Constantine the Great.

The HarperCollins Visual Guide to the New Testament features:

  • Rich descriptions of the worlds of Jesus, Paul, and the first Christians
  • Full-color photographs of excavations, artifacts, coins, and pottery from New Testament sites
  • Extensive maps
  • Architectural floor plans of temples, palaces, and synagogues
  • Commentary on how archaeology relates to the Bible
  • Examination of modern excavation techniques and methods
  • A beginners' guide to understanding pottery, coins, temples, and inscriptions

Author Bio

Jonathan L Reed is a leading authority on the archaeology of early Christianity and has excavated in Galilee since 1987. He has conducted research at the Albright Institute for Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, the American Academy in Rome, and the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. He is author of Archaeology and the Galilean Jesus and has co-authored with John Dominic Crossan two bestselling books, Excavating Jesus and In Search of Paul. He is professor of New Testament at the University of La Verne and is on the research council of Claremont Graduate University's world-renowned Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, where he is directing their Galilean Archaeology and the Historical Jesus project.

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