The New Testament in Its World

By N. T. Wright, Michael F. Bird,

Book cover of The New Testament in Its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians

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This workbook accompanies The New Testament in Its World by N. T. Wright and Michael F. Bird. Following the textbook's structure, it offers assessment questions, exercises, and activities designed to support the students' learning experience. Reinforcing the teaching in the textbook, this workbook will not only help to enhance their…

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2 authors picked The New Testament in Its World as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

I am recommending this book because of its breadth and depth. At 960 pages long it covers a wide range of many different topics but part II is particularly helpful but it explores the history, literature, and ideas of the first century—both Jewish and Graeco-Romanif you want an in-depth study to open up the New Testament world, this is what you need. It isn’t short but it is accessible and well worth reading for anyone who is serious about getting into the world of the New Testament. 

A one-stop shopping introductory textbook that covers every angle. I use it for MA students who can only take one semester of New Testament studies, but it is designed for upper-division undergraduates as well. This multi-color work is filled with stunning photography, helpful charts and diagrams, fascinating sidebars, goals for reading each chapter and questions for review. Oxford-based Wright may be the world’s leading New Testament scholar and Bird is a prolific Australian with a great sense of humor. Both are good friends and Christians with integrity.

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