Today many Christians know the basic elements of the New Testament story and enjoy an intimate, deeply personal love for numerous passages of these texts. However, few understand the breadth of this story, much less how to interpret each book. Many gravitate to familiar texts but don’t feel confident interpreting other more difficult passages. Here, in the New Testament in Antiquity online course, Gary Burge and Gene Green will assist learners of all ages to become alert, capable students of the New Testament and to guide you through its many books, uncovering the great treasure to be found within.
The New Testament in Antiquity course skillfully develops how Jewish, Hellenistic, and Roman cultures formed the essential environment in which the New Testament authors wrote their books and letters. Students will learn how understanding the land, history, and culture of this world brings remarkable new insights into how we read the New Testament itself. Scholars Gary Burge and Gene Green provide an engaging and accessible overview of the entire New Testament, while challenging learners to explore the depths of the New Testament within its cultural worlds.
By completing this course, you’ll gain
A deeper understanding of the cultures of the New Testament
Greater ability to bridge the gap between the first-century understanding of the kingdom and our lives as twenty-first-century Christians
Wisdom and insight into each New Testament book, including its significance, textual content, and cultural setting, along with implications for Christian life today
Confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions and unit assessments