What do Emperor Claudius’ decree in AD49 and a mysterious figure called “Chrestus” have to do with Paul’s letter to the Romans?


We recommend any good Romans commentary for more information!

  • Craig Keener – Romans (NCC)
  • Thomas Schreiner – Romans (BECNT)
  • Douglas Moo – Romans (NICNT)

Randy has written 2 articles on the background of Romans.

Jews and Greeks in the First Century A.D.

The Church in Rome: Jews and Greeks