To understand Jesus' life and ministry, we need to understand the history and culture of his world. Marty, author of the popular The Whole Bible Story, provides readers with a thoroughly readable, easy-to-understand history of Israel leading up to the time of Christ. Each chapter ties closely to the events of the New Testament as Marty carefully answers such questions as: Who were the Pharisees and why was Jesus upset with them? Why didn't anyone like the Samaritans? When and why did the Jews start worshiping in synagogues rather than the Temple? The book will include call-out boxes, summaries, and other tools to make this the most accessible book available on the topic.
Dr. William H. Marty (ThD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is Professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute and has published two textbooks, Surveying the New Testament and Survey of the Old Testament. He is unique among Bible college professors in that he teaches and writes on both the New and Old Testaments.
William H. Marty
Baker Publishing Group
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Christianity: Bibles & Liturgy
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Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group