Historical and Cultural

#13: The Background to Romans

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

#10: Honor & Shame

Familiarity with the significance of honor and shame in the ancient world will enhance your understanding of the Bible on every page.

#6: Patronage and Grace

A knowledge of biblical backgrounds can enhance our understanding of the Bible. In this episode we look at the first century cultural practice of patronage and its implications for deepening our understanding of grace and other important New Testament concepts.

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