From: Kevin W. Woodruff (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jul 19 2000 - 10:13:19 EDT
Jeffers book is a really interesting read. You have to understand that most
Americans that are my age (37) and younger have never studied anything about
the Ancient Greek and Roman world. Latin is almost non-existent in our
schools these day. Things that were common knowledge to many students 75
years ago about Roman society and law are not known. Another good book in a
similar vein is Albert Bell's _Exploring the New Testament World_.
Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, 1998, which is written on still more
At 02:13 PM 7/19/2000 +0100, Maurice A. O'Sullivan wrote:
>At 13:47 19/07/00, Kevin W. Woodruff wrote:
>>The article you referred to is:
>> Malina, Bruce J. "Christ and Time: Swiss or Mediterranean?" Catholic
>>Biblical Quarterly 51:1-31 January 1989.
>>Hope this helps
>Indeed it does, thank you. Only I'm amazed to find that it is now _ten_
>years since I first read this article.
>>I've been reading lot of Malina this summer in preparation for my Exegesis
>>course I'm teaching. I would recommend his Social-ScienceCommentaries on the
>>Synoptics, Gospel of John and Revelation. I'm amazed how little we often
>>know about the sociology of the Biblical world and thereby make awful
>>exegetical and hermeneutical mistakes because we assume that the social
>>rules and order of Palestine are those of America and Europe.
>Yes, I agree completely.
>Indeed, only this week the RBL has posted a review of:
>Jeffers, James S. The Greco-Roman World of the New Testament Era: Exploring
>the Background of Early Christianity
>The review makes clear that is introductory, rather than scholarly, material.
>Nevertheless, I think it may well be of interest --- and use -- to some on
>Maurice A. O'Sullivan [ Bray, Ireland ]
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