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Published: 25 October 2012

416 Pages


ISBN: 9780199862306

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A Brief Introduction to the New Testament

Third Edition

Bart D. Ehrman

  • Offers streamlined coverage - this edition is over 100 pages shorter than The New Testament, fifth edition
  • Explores the New Testament from a historical, contextual, and comparative perspective, emphasizing the rich diversity of the earliest Christian writings
  • Written in Ehrman's inimitable style, bringing the story of the New Testament to life for students and general readers
  • Describes and models methods of studying ancient literature
  • Contains time lines, maps, line drawings, and over 75 color photos
  • Features five types of boxes: "What to Expect" boxes in the beginning of each chapter prepping readers for the discussion to come; "At a Glance" boxes at the end of each chapter summarizing key points; "Another Glimpse Into the Past" boxes containing useful supplementary information; "What Do You Think?" boxes presenting puzzling or controversial issues; and NEW "Take a Stand" boxes, which ask students to defend a specific position based on what they've learned in the chapter
  • Features two photo essays: The Material World of Jesus and the Gospels and Ancient Manuscripts of the New Testament
  • Features key terms boldfaced at their first appearance in each chapter and collected at the end of that chapter. The terms are defined in the glossary at the end of the book
  • Includes annotated "Suggestions for Further Reading" at the end of each chapter
  • Accompanied by an updated companion website with chapter summaries, key terms, guides for reading, and self-quizzes for students and summaries, key terms, and pedagogical suggestions for instructors

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