The study of the background to the New Testament is a growth industry. Hoards of fascinating comparative studies drawing on both new and previously known materials promise to shed shafts of light in every direction. On the other hand, a lack of consensus on almost any given issue or text continues to dog genuine progress in our understanding of the intersection of the New Testament with its world. Everyone seems to have their parallels and is convinced of their critical nature for New Testament exegesis and history, while at the same time conflicting hypotheses abound.
|Title of host publication||The New Testament in its first century setting|
|Subtitle of host publication||essays on context and background : in honour of B.W. Winter on his 65th birthday|
|Editors||P.J. Williams, Andrew D. Clarke, Peter M. Head, David Instone-Brewer|
|Place of Publication||Grand Rapids, Mich|
|Publisher||William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|