Introduction to the New Testament

Week 1:  The Background of the New Testament


    Before we can begin a study of the NT, we first have to cover background information.  This idea is the same, for example, before you marry someone (you and your family want to know about the person) or buy a car (you want to know about the carís abilities and any past history if it is used).  Before you can start to study the NT in depth, you need to develop a understanding of three areas:

1.       The Roman world of the NT

2.       The Jewish world of the first century

3.       An overview of the NT as a whole