The New Testament: Its Background, Growth, & Content - eBook

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The New Testament: Its Background, Growth, & Content - eBook
Writer James A. Metzger
Publisher Abingdon Press
Publication Date 9/2011
Binding E-Book
ISBN 9781426749780

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This text is a classic by one of America's most widely respected New Testament scholars. It provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to the New Testament.

In a straightforward and understandable style--without distortion or oversimplification--Prof. Metzger closely examines the historical background and content of the New Testament and details the role of scribes and translators in handing the Scriptures down through the centuries. Dr. Metzger looks at the people, societies, and events that produced the New Testament. Palestinian Judaism, Greco-Roman paganism, sources of our knowledge of Jesus Christ, essential aspects of Christ's teaching, sources and chronology of the apostolic age, the work of Paul, the general letters, and the Book of Revelation are all clearly illuminated.

  • an appendix on the formation of the canon of the New Testament and the work of scribes.
  • a substantial update of the 1965 text based on the New Revised Standard Version
  • updates of the text regarding research on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi tractates
  • a glossary