This book is an attempt to bring together from many sources some of the more prominent features of the social, religious, and literary background of the New Testament – an endeavour to capture so far as is possible the atmosphere of thought and feeling in which our Lord and His contemporaries lived.
Table of Contents
Chronological Table Books Quoted or Referred to I. Introductory II. Social and Educational Conditions in Palestine III. Palestine Literature IV. Messiah V. The Scribes VI. The Pharisees VII. The Sadducees VIII. The Essenes IX. The Samaritans X. The Septuagint XI. Galilee XII. Canon and Apocrypha XIII. Time, Travel, and letter writing XIV. Our Lord’s Use of the Old Testament XV. The story of Akhikar Index
Bindley, Thomas Herbert was born on October 21, 1861, son of late T. R. Bourne Bindley. He studied at Merton College, Oxford. Master of Arts. Curate of Ixworth, Suffolk, 1889. Canon of Barbados, 1893. Before Ordination engaged in literary work.
Contributor to Church Quarterly Review, Guardian, Times, Expositor, Journal of Theological Studies. Principal of Codrington College, 1890-1909. D. D.; Archdeacon of Barbados since 1904; Examining Chaplain to the Lord Bishop of Barbados.