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The World of the New Testament

DMN 9971
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Spring 2022

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Summer 2022

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Fall 2022

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Spring 2023

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D. deSilva

Remote-Live & On-Demand

Zoom every other week

ONL

This course increases student awareness of the geographical and cultural settings in which the early church took shape and the New Testament writings arose and which significantly impact the interpretation of the latter. As in DMN 9970, readings and lectures will be supplemented through museum work. These resources will illustrate the distance between the Bible’s original context and our own, while also providing tools to aid in spanning this distance in ways that benefit today’s church. Consistent attention will be given throughout these courses to how particular backgrounds enhance a close reading of particular texts.  (This course could easily serve as the home for the “literature review” assignment, since many “NT background” topics make for great literature reviews – e.g., the Dead Sea Scrolls and early Christianity; Paul and Stoic thought; archaeology of Galilee and Historical Jesus research; etc.).

Prerequisites

No prerequisites required