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1 Singapore Bible College Rick Griffith, ThM, PhD © January 2016 World of the New Testament

2 The Lord reigns, the Lord reigns, the Lord reigns let the earth rejoice let the earth rejoice Let the people be glad; that our God reigns. (repeat) The Lord reigns, the Lord reigns, the Lord reigns let the earth rejoice let the earth rejoice Let the people be glad; that our God reigns. (repeat) The Lord Reigns

3 The heavens declare His righteousness. The people see His glory For You, O Lord, are exalted over all the earth over all the earth. The heavens declare His righteousness. The people see His glory For You, O Lord, are exalted over all the earth over all the earth. The Lord Reigns

4 The Lord reigns, the Lord reigns, the Lord reigns let the earth rejoice let the earth rejoice Let the people be glad; that our God reigns, our God reigns, our God reigns. The Lord reigns, the Lord reigns, the Lord reigns let the earth rejoice let the earth rejoice Let the people be glad; that our God reigns, our God reigns, our God reigns. The Lord Reigns

5 Course Description vii A survey of biblical geography and political, socio-economic, religious, and literary developments of the intertestamental period that prepared for Christ's coming as well as factors in the first century that influenced the early church and affect us in our world mission today.

6 Course Objectives vii By the end of this course each student will be able to… A. Show how the geography of Israel and the Roman world enables a better comprehension of the NT and the modern church's world mission. B. Place the NT writings in their historical mould, which includes political, sociological (esp. economic), religious, and linguistic backgrounds for interpreting the NT and present society. C. Show how cultural values and practices in Roman, Hellenistic, and Jewish societies aid understanding of the NT and find parallels in the church and society today.

7 Course Requirements vii A. Research Paper /Translation Project (30%) B. Readings (20%) C. Quizzes (20%) D. Final Exam (30%)

8 How to Get on Moodle… 1 1 Log on at sbc.edu.sg/moodle/login/index.php Log on at sbc.edu.sg/moodle/login/index.php Type your normal SBC username Type your normal SBC username Type normal SBC password Type normal SBC password Click on the WNT course Click on the WNT course Take your quiz or post a message Take your quiz or post a message

9 All Quizzes and Exams are Closed Book!

10 Quiz #1 DistancesMiles From Jerusalem: Bethany2 Bethlehem6 Caesarea Philippi105 Cana69 Capernaum85 Emmaus 7 Jericho15 Jordan21 Mediterranean40 Sidon130 Sychar31 Tyre106 Zarephath118 From Capernaum: Bethsaida6 Caesarea Philippi27 Cana16 Nain22 Mediterranean32 Nazareth23 Zarephath45 Tyre37 Quiz #1: Every Geographical Location in the Gospels 2

11 Assignment File System

12 A Presentation of The Bible…Basically Ministries International Inc. Fort Worth, Texas ©2004 TBBMI TBB Materials PowerPoint (945 slides) Student Workbook (100 pages) Teacher Script (400 pages) Completed in English Chinese Hindi Indonesian Korean Malay Mongolian Russian Spanish

13 Other Matters xvi Copying Class Notes Copying Class Notes Contacting Me Contacting Me At SBC box L19 or phone ( ) At SBC box L19 or phone ( ) Home address is Block Home address is Block Mobile: Mobile: My office hours are after chapel (except Tuesdays) My office hours are after chapel (except Tuesdays) Let's have lunch too! Let's have lunch too!

14 NTS vs. NTB xv Geography Politics (History) Socio-Economic Context Religious Context Literary Context NT Survey NT Survey –Author, date, argument –Chronology of books –Unique characteristics

15 Our Main Texts You will read mostly primary sources You will read mostly primary sources

16 Where am I from?

17 I'm from the land of quakes

18 Susan, my wife Who's that beautiful woman?

19 2014

20 Cara & Kurt Katie & Stephen

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