How Studying Context Can Radically Shift Your Understanding of the Gospels

Dr. Craig Evans explains the difference in how the original audiences of Scripture read the texts (:10), and Dr. Mike Heiser talks about the significance of reading ancient texts that the biblical authors read as well.

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Learn more about the sociopolitical context behind the Gospels with the New Testament Backgrounds bundle Mobile Ed course. Dr. Craig Evans feeds your fascination with the ancient world of the Bible.
Find out how Jesus taught his disciples, how his methods compared to other Jewish teachers, and how his words and deeds were preserved in manuscripts for later generations. Survey the most recent discoveries in archaeology and grasp their impact upon the reliability of those manuscripts. Hear how the Dead Sea Scrolls were first discovered and how these ancient documents provide insight into elusive topics, such as the ministry of John the Baptist, the works of the Law, and the description of the New Jerusalem in Revelation. Examine how other ancient writers—both Roman and Jewish—described Jesus and his ministry. Deepen your understanding of the Bible by studying the context of the events that we read about today.
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