Essential to an understanding of the New Testament is a comprehension of the individuals, events, and social movements that shaped the setting from which Jesus and his followers emerged. Unfortunately, many accounts by historians can leave readers feeling overwhelmed and confused. New Testament History provides a worthy solution to this problem. A well-known expert on the social situation of the New Testament, Ben Witherington offers an engaging look into the world that gave birth to the Christian faith.
Ben Witherington III is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is the author of over twenty books, including The Jesus Quest, and the coauthor of The Brother of Jesus.