People living in first-century Palestine flocked to hear Jesus teach. But how can we know what he actually meant when he told his famous parables? Burge digs deep into the customs, literature, and values of the ancient world to reveal the hidden meanings of Jesus' messages. Includes colorful maps, photographs, and illustrations. 112 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 112 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 9.25 X 5.25 (inches) ISBN: 0310280451 ISBN-13: 9780310280453 Availability: In Stock
The parables of Jesus come alive as never before when Gary M. Burge uncovers the culture that gives them their deepest meaning. His expert, illustrated guide shows in everyday terms how the customs, literature and values of the ancient world can inform and grow your faith in todays digital age.
Gary M. Burge (PhD, King's College, Aberdeen University) is a professor of New Testament in the Department of Biblical and Theological Studies at Wheaton College and Graduate School, Wheaton, Illinois. Gary has authored a number of books, including Who Are Gods People in the Middle East? What Christians Are Not Being Told About Israel and the Palestinians; John and Letters of John in the NIV Application Commentary series; The New Testament in Antiquity (coauthored with Lynn Cohick and Gene Green); and the first three volumes in the Ancient Context, Ancient Faith series, The Bible and the Land and Jesus, the Middle Eastern Storyteller, and Encounters with Jesus. Gary specializes in the Middle East, its churches, and its history in the Hellenistic period.