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Published: 18 September 2019

624 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190909000

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The New Testament

A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings

Seventh Edition

Professor Bart D. Ehrman

  • The #1-selling New Testament introduction in the U.S., featuring the most engaging writing, by NY Times best-selling author Bart D. Ehrman
  • Takes a strong historical and comparative approach, not a doctrinal or theological one, and also presents literary and material aspects of the New Testament
  • Incorporates a multitude of pedagogical features and boxes: "What to Expect," "At a Glance," "Another Glimpse into the Past," "What Do You Think?," and "Take a Stand"
  • Time lines, illustrations, maps, and more than 100 photos, including three photo essays, further enhance the text
  • Oxford Learning Link includes a Computerized Test Bank, PowerPoint lecture outlines, and an Instructor's Manual with chapter summaries and discussion questions
  • A Companion Website offers a wealth of free and open-access student resources, including chapter summaries, flashcards of key terms, and self-quizzes

New to this Edition:

  • A dozen new boxes covering compelling topics like the discovery of the Nag Hammadi Library, the size of the Christian church in the New Testament period (and later), the role of miracle stories in the spread of the religion at the time, and Jesus' view of hell
  • An excursus on the importance of digital technology for Bible study
  • A streamlined structure that reduces the chapter count by two
  • Updated suggestions for further reading and reworked study questions