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The New Testament Background: Selected Documents
The New Testament Background Selected Documents Author:C. K. Barrett "This is a book which can give great help to students of the New Testament. It presents in English translation instructive brief portions of a wide variety of ancient documents. In each case a concise introduction gives the setting of the portion translated, and added notes provide historical data and explanation which clarify the ancient author... more »'s meaning and show the relevance of what he says.
The twelve chapters deal with the Roman Empire, the Papyri, Inscriptions, The Philosophers, The Hermetic Literature, Mystery Religions, Jewish history, Rabbinic Literature and Rabbinic Judaism, Philo, Josephus, the Septuagint, and Apocalyptic. An Appendix adds exerpts from the Zadokite documents and the Manual of Discipline."« less