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Ways into the topic Dimensions of the context of NT times

Historical Overview 500 BC to 100AD or "600 years of the Eastern Mediterranean in 60 minutes."

Books on Hellenic Culture

Books on other ancient texts

Links about context

 

 

 

 

 

Political
  Roman rule - during this time, the "lands of the Bible" were under the control of Rome. We forget that Jesus was murdered by the Romans, not the Jews.
Social
 

Wealth/poverty/slavery

Women/men
PBS Frontline (Karen King) Women in Christianity, The New Discoveries

Economics
K. C. Hanson, The Galilean Fishing Economy and the Jesus Tradition

Education

Religion
  Judaism
Classical religion
Mystery religions
Eastern religions
Philosophy
  Platonism
Epicureanism
Sophists
Philo
Gnosticism
Last updated 11/11/06; first posted 10/24/00; © 2006 John P. Nordin