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New Testament


Literary, Historical, and Socio-Cultural Context

A research guide intended to assist students and researchers navigate key resources and tools for research and paper-writing.

The New Testament is a complex text that represents a myriad of intersections of different cultures, languages, societies, religions, and people.  Because of this, modern scholarship examines the New Testament through a variety of lenses that focus on specific aspects of the literary, historical, and socio-cultural contexts.  The following resources were selected to assist students navigate the various methodologies scholars use when studying the context of the New Testament.  

Books on Context and Methodologies

Dead Sea Scrolls

Oxford Handbook Series on NT Topics