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The World of Jesus

Making Sense of the People and Places of Jesus' Day

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Popular Author Provides the Market's Most Accessible Introduction to the World of Jesus' Time

To understand Jesus' life and ministry, we need to understand the history and culture of his world. Marty, author of the popular The Whole Bible Story, provides readers with a thoroughly readable, easy-to-understand history of Israel leading up to the time of Christ. Each chapter ties closely to the events of the New Testament as Marty carefully answers such questions as

•Who were the Pharisees and why was Jesus upset with them?
•Why didn't anyone like the Samaritans?
•When and why did the Jews start worshiping in "synagogues" rather than the Temple?

The book will include call-out boxes, summaries, and other tools to make this the most accessible book available on the topic.

From Publishers Weekly

May 13, 2013 – Students of religious history understand that prophets and messiahs, kings and priests, do not arise in a vacuum, but rather come to life in often hostile and volatile environments. Jesus of Nazareth, arguably the central figure of human history, is no exception. New Testament literature is filled with references to movements and leaders, many arising in the 400-year period of history before the birth of Jesus and after the events described in the Old Testament leave off. Marty argues that teachings and thought currents from that period strongly influenced the Jewish people and, in important ways, defined the ministry and teachings of Jesus. Who were the Pharisees and the Sadducees? Who was Herod? Why was Greek culture so influential in Jewish history? Who were the Essenes? These questions, and so many more, are answered in this concise and very readable work from Marty, Professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Solidly historical in nature and aimed toward a nonscholarly audience, the author lays out the political and religious context of Jesus world in a clear, concise manner that will appeal to a wide audience.
The World of Jesus
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  • $8.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Bible Studies
  • Published: Jun 01, 2013
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Seller: Baker Book House Company
  • Print Length: 192 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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