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This website contains several articles which explore the society into which Jesus was born and from which the Christian scriptures emerged. Some of the articles are quite academic in tone, others very approachable and easily understood.
This was a time in the history of the biblical world that was extraordinarily complex. Three major forces were at work, contributing to and shaping the world into which Jesus came and in which the NT was written: Greek culture,
This chronology of the New Testament period provides approximate dates for the birth of Christ, the death and resurrection of Jesus, the dates for the Roman Emperors who reigned during the lifetime of Jesus and the apostles, the conversion of
Let’s go back two centuries before Christ. There was ‘Hellenisation’ – the cultural and religious influence of all things Greek. A group of strict Jews emerged who resisted any Greek influences – especially religious influences. They were called ‘the separate
Many people used to think of first-century Judaism as a monolithic block, a solidly unified religion, from which Christianity split off as a new religion. In contrast, we now know that there were many different sub-groups within ancient Judaism, and