Books on NT History and Religion

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75.21001 The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament
74.91002 Backgrounds of Early Christianity Backgrounds of Early Christianity
74.61001 The New Testament and the People of God (Christian Origins and the Question of God) The New Testament and the People of God (Christian Origins and the Question of God)
74.31001 New Testament History: A Narrative Account New Testament History: A Narrative Account
73.41002 The Greco-Roman World of the New Testament Era: Exploring the Background of Early Christianity The Greco-Roman World of the New Testament Era: Exploring the Background of Early Christianity
73.21001 Jesus & the Rise of Early Christianity: A History of New Testament Times Jesus & the Rise of Early Christianity: A History of New Testament Times
72.71001 In the Shadow of the Temple: Jewish Influences on Early Christianity In the Shadow of the Temple: Jewish Influences on Early Christianity
1000 Second Temple Studies IV: Historiography and History Second Temple Studies IV: Historiography and History LHBOTS
1000 The Many Faces of Herod the Great The Many Faces of Herod the Great
1000 Judaism and Christianity in First-Century Rome Judaism and Christianity in First-Century Rome SHJ
1000 The Immerser: John the Baptist Within Second Temple Judaism The Immerser: John the Baptist Within Second Temple Judaism SHJ
1000 New Testament History New Testament History
1000 History of Christian Doctrines History of Christian Doctrines
1000 Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
1000 Vincent of Lérins and the Development of Christian Doctrine Vincent of Lérins and the Development of Christian Doctrine FTECS
1000 Jesus: First Century Rabbi Jesus: First Century Rabbi
1000 The Sages - Character, Context & Creativty: Volume I: The Second Temple Period The Sages - Character, Context & Creativty: Volume I: The Second Temple Period
1000 The Sages - Character, Context & Creativity: Volume II: From Yavne to the Bar Kokhba Revolt The Sages - Character, Context & Creativity: Volume II: From Yavne to the Bar Kokhba Revolt
1000 The Sages - Character, Context & Creativity: Volume III: The Galilean Period The Sages - Character, Context & Creativity: Volume III: The Galilean Period
1000 Athanasius Athanasius FTECS
1000 Basil of Caesarea Basil of Caesarea FTECS
1000 The Myth of a Gentile Galilee The Myth of a Gentile Galilee SNTSMS
1000 Jews and Christians in the First and Second Centuries: How to Write Their History Jews and Christians in the First and Second Centuries: How to Write Their History CRINT
1000 The Mystery of God: Early Jewish Mysticism and the New Testament The Mystery of God: Early Jewish Mysticism and the New Testament CRINT
1000 The Jewish People in the First Century: Volume 1: Historical Geography, Political History, Social, Cultural and Religious Life and Institutions. Section One, Volume One The Jewish People in the First Century: Volume 1: Historical Geography, Political History, Social, Cultural and Religious Life and Institutions. Section One, Volume One CRINT
1000 The Jewish People in the First Century: Volume 2: Historical Geography, Political History, Social, Cultural and Religious Life and Institutions, Section One, Volume Two The Jewish People in the First Century: Volume 2: Historical Geography, Political History, Social, Cultural and Religious Life and Institutions, Section One, Volume Two CRINT
1000 Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature: Volume 1: Paul and the Jewish Law: Halakha in the Letters of the Apostle to the Gentiles Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature: Volume 1: Paul and the Jewish Law: Halakha in the Letters of the Apostle to the Gentiles CRINT
1000  Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature: Volume 2: Jewish Historiography and Iconography in Early and Medieval Christianity  Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature: Volume 2: Jewish Historiography and Iconography in Early and Medieval Christianity CRINT
1000  Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature: Volume 3: Philo in Early Christian Literature Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature: Volume 3: Philo in Early Christian Literature CRINT
1000  Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature: Volume 4: Jewish Apocalyptic Heritage in Early Christianity Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature: Volume 4: Jewish Apocalyptic Heritage in Early Christianity CRINT
1000 The Chosen People: Election, Paul and Second Temple Judaism The Chosen People: Election, Paul and Second Temple Judaism
1000 Kerygma and Didache: The Articulation and Structure of the Earliest Christian Message Kerygma and Didache: The Articulation and Structure of the Earliest Christian Message SNTSMS
1000 Riches, Poverty, and the Faithful: Perspectives on Wealth in the Second Temple Period and the Apocalypse of John Riches, Poverty, and the Faithful: Perspectives on Wealth in the Second Temple Period and the Apocalypse of John SNTSMS
1000 Greco-Roman Culture and the Galilee of Jesus Greco-Roman Culture and the Galilee of Jesus SNTSMS
1000 Among the Gentiles: Greco-Roman Religion and Christianity Among the Gentiles: Greco-Roman Religion and Christianity AYBRL
1000 The Dead Sea Scrolls and Christian Origins The Dead Sea Scrolls and Christian Origins SDSSRL
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