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by Charles K. Barrett

  • Author: Charles K. Barrett
  • ISBN: 0060608811
  • ISBN13: 978-0060608811
  • ePub: 1773 kb | FB2: 1881 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Bible Study & Reference
  • Publisher: HarperOne; Revised edition (October 13, 1995)
  • Pages: 400
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 519
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New Testament Background: Selected Documents: Revised and Expanded Edition ePub download

Barrett's book should give the reader a fine background into the period of the New Testament. I personally think every New Testament class should require this text, if anything as a side textbook to be consulted when necessary.

Barrett's book should give the reader a fine background into the period of the New Testament. Barrett saves us the work of finding the appropriate background writings on our own.

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Barret's classic work presents 280 ancient writings that bring the spiritual world of first century vividly to life. Pages: 400 Publisher: HarperOne Published: 1995 ISBN-10: 0060608811 ISBN-13: 9780060608811. Find at a Library Find at Google Books.

New Testament Background. New Testament Background. by Charles K. Barrett.

K. Barrett's selection of background documents to the New Testament has been an essential reference book for students of Christian origins for nearly forty years. Carefully chosen from a wide range of sources, and annotated with the impeccable scholarship for which Professor Barrett is renowned, this collection brings the world of the first century vividly to life.

Charles Kingsley Barrett FBA (4 May 1917 – 26 August 2011) was a British biblical scholar and Methodist minister. Barrett was born in Salford, and studied at Shebbear College, Devon, Pembroke College, Cambridge, and Wesley House in Cambridge.

The Epistle to Romans, Revised. Charles Kingsley Barrett. good background for early NT environment. com User, February 24, 2003

book by Charles Kingsley Barrett. Barret's classic work presents 280 ancient writings that bring the spiritual world of first century vividly to life. The Epistle to Romans, Revised. Church, Ministry, and Sacraments in the New Testament. com User, February 24, 2003. The book is basically a collection of quotes from contemporary authors -Jewish, Christian or pagan - living in the decades during and after the rise of early Christianity.

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Containing Roman, Jewish, gnostic, apocalyptic, Rabbinic sources and more, Barrett is a standard and reliable text with good translations and to the point introductions. These introductions give context not only to the immediate source, but also to the movements or hical notions in question. A collection like this is mandatory for any student of the New Testament or its formation, and Barrett's work is as good and thorough as they come. PastorBob, April 8, 2011.

invaluable essays and a short book on the Fourth Gospel

invaluable essays and a short book on the Fourth Gospel.

C.K. Barret's classic work presents 280 ancient writings that bring the spiritual world of first century vividly to life.
Gann
Interesting snippets of histories written in the first century AD which explain many details of Jewish and Roman life. These excerpts can help make clear some cultural and religious practices (obviously foreign and anachronistic to us) which shed new light on biblical statements.
Nikojas
I didn't understand this was a list of sources. My bad, but useless to me.
Gagas
Good info
Elildelm
Great book. Great condition
MrDog
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Froststalker
THE NEW TESTAMENT BACKGROUND Much more than I wanted. Probably very good for an academic or Ph D candidate. But way too much to try to understand why Paul was as strungout as he seems to be. But with this and another book , I am understanding how unique his message and mission was. Paul just preached that all folks , male-female , free-slave , rich-poor ,etc were to be accepted and loved. His message was not to the sexual exploitation ; rather , that the exploiters were the abomination.
Kelerana
A resource this expansive can only be successfully created by a scholar of the first rank. Fortunately, C.K. Barrett is such a scholar. He has written top commentaries on many of Paul's letters, as well as the Acts of the Apostles and the Gospel of John.

This book is exactly what it purports to be. It provides a wealth of primary source evidence relevant to the culture and history in which New Testament arose. All of it nonChristian.

Barrett organizes the material by topic and then provides the primary evidence relevant to each. For example, for the Roman Empire he includes topics such as Augustus, Claudius, and Nero. Under the topics, Barrett provides selections from the primary evidence relevant to each, such as Suetonius, Tacitus, and Dio Cassius. He also leads off with an informative introduction to the topic.

The topics are:

The Roman Empire
Papyri
Inscriptions
Mystery Religion
The Philosopher and Poets
Jewish History
Rabbinic Literature and Rabbinic Judaism
Qumran
Philo
Josephus
Septuagint
Apocalyptic
Mysticism

Probably my favorite topic was the Mystery Religions. Given some of the wilder claims being made about comparisons between the Mystery Religions and Christianity, it is helpful to see what we really know about the former. Too often, references to what the Mystery Religions supposedly believed are to outdated secondary sources or from much later periods (which raises the more likely possibility that it was Christianity doing the influence). Barrett brings a healthy dose of reality to the situation and enables us to read what the ancient sources themselves had to say about Mystery Religions.

However, all of the sections are very helpful and valuable resources for studying the New Testament and early Christianity. Which makes this book a valuable addition your library. I highly recommend it.
Many have the idea in their minds that Christianity simply appeared in a vacuum, or that Christianity began when one's church was built. However, Jesus was born into a much different world than ours today. We must also remember that the New Testament writers and Church fathers were writing under different conditions as well, and these influences are seen in their writings.
Barrett's book should give the reader a fine background into the period of the New Testament. I personally think every New Testament class should require this text, if anything as a side textbook to be consulted when necessary. Barrett saves us the work of finding the appropriate background writings on our own. He has collected them and given us pertinent excerpts.
He gives writings from the:
Roman Empire- Here he has writings from Roman Statesmen and Emperors, showing policies towards the Jews, etc.
Papyri- He translates various everyday letters, wills, and deeds in Koine Greek, perhaps showing us what the average Christian or Jew may have experienced in everyday life.
Inscriptions- here he translates inscriptions on synagogues, tombs, and other buildings.
Philosophers and Poets- Excerpts from Plato, Epicurus, the Stoics, and many others show us the prevailing pagan philosophies of the day.
Gnosticism and Gnosis- this section has writings discovered at Nag-Hammadi and from other Gnostic groups lacking Christian influence. He has divided Gnosticism (the full blown heresy of the 2nd century) and Gnosis (the developing religion perhaps addressed in Colossians) into 2 groups for clarity.
He also has sections on the Mystery Religions, Jewish History (including readings from the apocrypha), Rabbinic Literature, Qumran Texts, Philo, Josephus, the Septuagint, the Targums, and finally from Jewish apocalyptic literature.
As can be seen, Barrett gives a fine survey of the time period using the writings of important Jews and Gentiles. Chronologically, the writings are all from the New Testament and the Ante-Nicene time periods in the Church. Overall, this is an essential text, which should introduce the student to the influences upon Christian Thought and writings, as well as to the world Jesus was born into and in which generations of Christians lived.
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