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.
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
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