Background to the New Testament

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Background to the New Testament

Between the two Testaments is a vast period, consisting of fascinating people and events. Background to the New Testament provides insight to the significant events and movements that shape the world of Jesus and of the Apostles. The course will explore the nature of inter-testamental Judaism, its most important movements, significant literature, and the culture of Palestine and the Roman world.

Weeks: 12 Day: Thursday Time: 9:00am–12:30pm
Commencing: 9th January Credits: 2
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Instructor

BA (Hons), ThM, PhD Principal of CTS. Graduate of the London School of Theology, UK (1996), and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA (2004) where he earned the ThM in Old Testament and Semitic Languages. He was awarded the PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Cape Town, South Africa (2015) for his thesis that argued for the reexamination of the meaning of the Pauline phrase ‘The God of this Age’ in 2 Corinthians 4:4. He is a leader of the Kollupitiya Methodist Church, and ministers primarily through preaching, youth-guidance, and teaching 13-17 year olds in Sunday School. Ivor and Denisa are parents to two adult daughters.

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