New Testament Bible Characters

New Testament Bible Characters

A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, Volume II: Mentor, Message, and Miracles

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In this book on the real, historical Jesus, Meier sifts the evidence of 2000 years to portray neither a rural magician nor a figure of obvious power, but a marginal Jew.
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1901-12-13
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A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, Volume III: Companions and Competitors

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In this book on the real, historical Jesus, Meier sifts the evidence of 2000 years to portray neither a rural magician nor a figure of obvious power, but a marginal Jew.
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9780300140323
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1901-12-13
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A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, Volume IV: Law and Love

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John Meier s previous volumes in the acclaimed series "A Marginal Jew" are founded upon the notion that while solid historical information about Jesus is quite limited, people of different faiths can nevertheless arrive at a consensus on fundamental historical facts of his life. In this eagerly anticipated fourth volume in the series, Meier approaches a fresh topicthe teachings of the historical Jesus concerning Mosaic Law and moralitywith the same rigor, thoroughness, accuracy, and insightfulness on display in his earlier works.After correcting misconceptions about Mosaic Law in Jesus time, this volume addresses the teachings of Jesus on major legal topics like divorce, oaths, the Sabbath, purity rules, and the various love commandments in the Gospels. What emerges from Meier s research is a profile of a complicated first-century Palestinian Jew who, far from seeking to abolish the Law, was deeply engaged in debates about its observance. Only by embracing this portrait of the historical Jesus grappling with questions of the Torah do we avoid the common mistake of constructing Christian moral theology under the guise of studying Jesus and the Law, the author concludes."
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9780300140965
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1901-12-13
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Accidental Executive Lessons on Business Faith & Calling from the Life of Joseph

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For people in the workplace, there is a great deal to learn from Joseph in the book of Genesis. He spent time both at the top and at the bottom--as a leader and as a slave in Egypt. In this new book about faith and work, author Albert M. Erisman shares lessons learned from the frontlines of business, government, and education, and how they connect to Joseph's life. Through the author's own work experiences and interviews with business leaders across the world, you'll learn that Joseph dealt with issues that are still common in the business world today. Studying his life can offer guidance and encouragement in any workplace.

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9781619706217
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2015-05-01
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After Acts: Exploring the Lives and Legends of the Apostles

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"What really happened after Acts?"

If you ve ever wondered what happened to the biblical characters after Acts from the well-known Matthew to the lesser-known Bartholomew then this book is for you. Join Dr. Bryan Litfin as he guides you through Scripture and other ancient literature to sift fact from fiction, real-life from legend.

Skillfully researched and clearly written, "After Acts"is as accurate as it is engaging. Gain a window into the religious milieu of the ancient and medieval church. Unearth artifacts and burial sites. Learn what really happened to your favorite characters and what you should truly remember them for.

  • Did Paul ever make it to Spain? Was he beheaded in Rome?
  • Is it true that Peter was crucified upside down?
  • Was the Virgin Mary really bodily assumed into heaven?
  • The book of Acts ends at chapter 28. But its characters lived on."

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    2015-01-31
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    Moody Publishers

    All Things to All Cultures: Paul among Jews, Greeks, and Romans

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    "All Things to All Cultures" sets Paul in his first-century context and illuminates his interactions with Jews, Greeks, and Romans as he spread the gospel in the Mediterranean world. In addition to exploring Paul's context and analyzing his letters, the book has chapters on the chronology of Paul's life, the text of the Pauline letters, the scholarly contributions to our understanding of Paul over the last 150 years, and the theology of the Pauline corpus.
    There is no comparable introduction to Paul that integrates the Jewish, Greek, and Roman influences on him and the letters that make up a substantial portion of the New Testament.
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    Mike Bird
    Cavan Concannon
    David Eastman
    Chris Forbes
    Mark Harding
    Tim Harris
    Jim Harrison
    Paul McKechnie
    Brent Nongbri
    Ian Smith
    Murray Smith
    Larry Welborn
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    9780802866431
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    2013-11-30

    Anomalous Jew Paul Among Jews Greeks & Romans

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    Lively, well-informed portrait of the complex figure who was the apostle Paul

    Though Paul is often lauded as the first great Christian theologian and a champion for Gentile inclusion in the church, in his own time he was universally regarded as a strange and controversial person. In this book Pauline scholar Michael Bird explains why.

    An Anomalous Jew presents the figure of Paul in all his complexity with his blend of common and controversial Jewish beliefs and a faith in Christ that brought him into conflict with the socio-religious scene around him. Bird elucidates how the apostle Paul was variously perceived as a religious deviant by Jews, as a divisive figure by Jewish Christians, as a purveyor of dubious philosophy by Greeks, and as a dangerous troublemaker by the Romans. Readers of this book will better understand the truly anomalous shape of Paul s thinking and worldview.
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    9780802867698
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    2016-11-01
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    William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

    Apostle of the Last Days: The Life, Letters, and Theology of Paul

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    A single-volume treatment based on the eschatological center of Paul's message

    Paul's life, letters, and theology are unified by the theme of the overlapping of two ages--this age and the age to come. With the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the age to come (i e, kingdom of God) broke into this present age but didn't end it. Where other important doctrines such as justification by faith, reconciliation, and the cross of Christ were key players in Paul's theology, Marvin Pate compellingly demonstrates that the overarching theme driving the Pauline corpus was indeed Paul's inaugurated eschatology. In fact, Paul's apocalyptic framework was only one of a number of other rival eschatologically focused religious perspectives of the day, such as the Imperial Cult, Hellenistic/syncretistic religion, and the merkabah Judaizers. Paul's vigorous debates with the churches he served centered on the exclusivity of the gospel of Christ that he preached: the nonnegotiable apocalypse of Jesus the Messiah. Apostle of the Last Days will be welcomed in the classroom as a one-volume treatment of Paul's life and letters as well as his theology.

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    2013-11-06
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    Kregel Academic & Professional

    CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO ST PAUL

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    The apostle Paul has been justifiably described as the first and greatest Christian theologian. His letters were among the earliest documents to be included in the New Testament and, as such, they influenced Christian thinking from its very beginning. This Companion provides an important assessment of the apostle as well as a new appreciation of his continuing contemporary significance. With eighteen chapters written by a team of well-known international Pauline specialists, the collection will have wide appeal and be an invaluable point of departure for subsequent studies.
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    9780521786942
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    2011-04-14
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    Cambridge University Press

    Christ in Conflict Revised

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    We often imagine Jesus as the ultimate peacemaker, as one who saw all sides and kindly overlooked differences of belief or practice. The Gospels say this was not so. Jesus drew sharp lines. He disagreed with many. He rejected being broadminded on a variety of topics. He engaged in vigorous debate, especially with several different groups of religious leaders. What conflicts did he have?
  • He argued that we would experience a supernatural afterlife, that our natural existence is not all God has planned.
  • He disagreed that human tradition should not supersede Scripture, our foundational authority.
  • He clashed on whether the Bible was not an end in itself, contending that its purpose pointed beyond itself.
  • He sharply articulated that God accept us by virtue of what we receive from him, not by what we do for him.
  • These and other controversies clarify the core distinctives of the Christian faith which, John Stott boldly asserts, are nothing less than the distinctives of the evangelical faith. This text of Stott's classic, Christ the Controversialist, now edited by David Stone for the twenty-first century, was controversial when it was first published. It is no less controversial today.
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    9780830844029
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    2013-11-30
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    IVP Books

    Exploring People of the Bible: Exploring People of the New Testament (John Phillips Bible Characters Series)

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    Readers of this last volume in the series will gain fresh insight into the lives of more than forty people from the New Testament, including well-known characters such as Mary, Peter, and John, and lesser-known characters such as Anna and Nathanael. Includes outlines and numerous illustrations and quotations.
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    9780825433870
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    2007-04-01

    Face2face Simon Peter: Encountering the preacher at Pentecost

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    Simon Peter is one of Scriptures most fascinating characters. Plucked from obscurity to be a disciple of Jesus of Nazareth, he embarked on a journey that featured both stunning failures and impressive triumphs. Through it all, he was sustained and helped by the grace of God. He rises from the pages of Scripture to assure us that the same grace is sufficient for us. No one can ever fall so far as to be beneath the reach of that grace or rise so high as no longer to need it.
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    9781846250927
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    1901-12-13
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