The New Testament : Its Background, Growth, and Content

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Metzger closely examines the historical background and content of hte New Testament and details the role of scribes and translators in handing the scriptures down through the centuries. Utilizing the finest modern scholarship, Metzger looks at the people, societies, and events that produced the New Testament. Palestinian Judaism, Greco-Roman paganism, sources and chronology of the apostolic age, and the work of Paul are all clearly illuminated. A new appendix looks at the formation of the canon of the New Testament and explores the work of the scribes.

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One of the world's best-known scholars on the text of the New Testament - has taught for many years at Princeton Theological Seminary - The author or editor of thirty-five books - served as General Editor of the Reader's Digest Condensed Bible - Chairman of the NRSV Translation Committee.

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