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(PUBEerdmans)A collection of the most important papers from a 5-year project of the Seminar on New Testament Texts in Their Cultural Environment sponsored by Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas. Archaeological, epigraphic, sociocultural, historical, and literary findings are lucidly, accurately presented.
Judaism and Christianity in the first century is a broad, but also immensely important, subject. This collection of eleven papers is the mature product of the five-year work of the Seminar on New Testament Texts in Their Cultural Environment sponsored by the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas. Wide-ranging in subject matter and deep in scholarship, this volume includes archaeological and epigraphic contributions, social and historical contributions, and developmental studies. Written by leading scholars in the field, these essays elucidate more precisely the social, historical, and religious character of Judaism and Christianity in first-century Rome.