This guide was created by T. R. Parker and Dr. Mark Dubis to assist students with the Biblical Backgrounds course at Union University. The course is a survey of the history, literature, archaeology, geography, and culture of biblical times.
Written by experts in their fields, this wealth of knowledge of the New Testament era is carefully aimed at the needs of contemporary students of the New Testament. With its full bibliographies and cross-references to other volumes, this book is an entire library of scholarship made available in summary form.
The book explores and unpacks the Roman, Greek, and Jewish political, social, religious, and philosophical backgrounds necessary for a good historical understanding of the New Testament and the early church.