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BITH 213 (Peeler): Historical Context

NT Lit & Interpretation

Ancient texts, Greek & Latin

Engaging with Greco-Roman and Jewish authors contemporary to the New Testament to inform your understanding of the Bible.  

  1. Access the Digital Loeb Classical Library, an extensive collection of ancient Greek and Latin texts, which enables you to search the series by English keyword together with an author (e.g. Philo, Josephus, Plutarch, Cicero). You can also limit to a particular century (e.g. 1 AD-100 AD)
  2. Another strategy is to find references to ancient sources in the secondary literature using Google Scholar or Google Books (e.g. views women philo alexandria)
  3. Explore online or in print the following, all of which may provide specific references to these ancient authors:

Ancient Jewish Texts

Useful Websites

Prof Morrison's online presentation

Subject Guide

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Greg Morrison
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