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Historical Context of the New Testament
11th December, 2015

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,

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New Testament Chronology
11th December, 2015

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

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Jewish Religious Groups
11th December, 2015

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

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Jewish Groups in the New Testament
11th December, 2015

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

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