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By Charles Foster Kent / Charles Scribner’s Sons / 1916
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The Apostolic Age is the most complex period of biblical history. Students of the Bible studying the period before the death of Jesus focus on the Hebrew race, but after that great turning point in human history, the focus suddenly goes worldwide. Rome soon takes the place of Jerusalem as the center of Christianity—bringing with it all the history of the great Greco-Roman world. It is during the Apostolic Age that the relatively narrow current of Jewish thought mingles with the currents that flow from the ancient East, from cultured Hellas, and from Rome itself. The mingling of these currents explains the resulting complexity of apostolic life and thought, and the New Testament writings vividly reflect this mingling of civilizations and ideas. In this final volume of The Historical Bible, Charles Foster Kent synthesizes the material from Acts and the material of the epistles chronologically. Contents include:
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We know of no work on the Bible that makes it appear such a vital force among men as does this series, and now that it is completed the student of the Scriptures can get from the constructive modern standpoint a systematic working knowledge of the entire biblical field.
The book makes use of the best and most largely accepted of the critical results of modern study of the New Testament. It puts biblical discovery and research in the most accessible forms. Professor Kent’s comments are masterly and illuminating.
Charles Foster Kent (1867–1925) was born in Palmyra, New York, and educated at Yale, Yale Divinity School, and the University of Berlin. After working as an instructor at the University of Chicago and a professor of biblical literature and history at Brown University, he became Woolsey Professor of Biblical Literature at Yale University in 1901. He was a prolific author and editor, and his works include The Wise Men of Ancient Israel and Their Proverbs, Origin and Permanent Value of the Old Testament, Israel’s Laws and Legal Precedents, and Israel’s Historical and Biographical Narratives.