The Kregel Pictorial Guide to New Testament Archaeology
An Exploration of the History and Culture of the World Jesus Knew
by John McRay
In this informative and colorful introduction to New Testament archaeology, author John McRay explores the history, culture and social forces that shaped the world of the early church.
Beginning with a basic explanation of the role and method of archaeology, McRay outlines the civic, religious, and domestic structures that were foundational to the New Testament world. Moving from the general to the specific, he then explores the significant influence of Herod the Great, whose building program set the stage for Second Temple Judaism in the first century and the life and ministry of Jesus.
With the rise of the early church, the author turns to survey the sites of Paul’s travels in Asia Minor and the major cities of the Mediterranean world such as Athens and Rome.
Richly illustrated with color maps, photographs, illustrations,and diagrams, The Kregel Pictorial Guide to New Testament Archaeology makes archaeology accessible and is the perfect resource for either personal or classroom use.
John McRay is a former professor of New Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School where he taught for many years. He is the author of Archaeology and the New Testament and Paul: His Life and Teaching.