In order to understand the New Testament, it is crucial to comprehend the social values and social institutions of ancient Palestine. Through a judicious use of the social-science methodology, Hanson's and Oakman's enormously helpful volume explains in a readable way the primary social institutions and structures there, with a view to how they are reflected in and shape the early Jesus movement. Book with CD-ROM
Along with an overview of the ancient Mediterranean worldview, it explores major domains and institutions of Roman Palestine: kinship, politics, economy, and religion. The volume/CD-ROM contains copious aids: charts; study questions; complete, searchable text of the book; glossary hyperlinked; NRSV hyperlinks; further primary documents, additional photographs and bibliographies; student helps for writing papers; Internet links; and notetaking, bookmarking, and highlighting capabilities.
Computer/Processor: Pentium 133MHz (Pentium 300MHz processor recommended); CD-ROM drive;
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 98 or later (Will run on Windows 98/98SE/Me/NT 4.0 (SP3)/2000/XP);
Memory: Windows 98/Me/NT: 64 MB. Windows 2000/XP: 64 MB (128 MB recommended) ;
Hard Drive Space: 60 MB minimum.
Monitor Resolution: 800 x 600 or larger.
Note to Macintosh users: Will run on a Macintosh if Connectix Software's Virtual PC for MacOS is installed (G3/G4 processor required).
Winner of Academy of Parish Clergy - Book of the Year Award