Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Historical Theology

First Advisor

Alfred Rehwinkel


To fully understand this era in history with which the New Testament deals, and to appreciate the environment of Jesus and His Apostles, it is of the greatest importance to have a clear and graphic understanding of the political situation of their day and time. Jesus and His disciples lived and labored in Palestine during the period of Roman domination, and this foreign influence figured largely in their lives, particularly in the lives of Christ and the Apostle Paul.

How did this Roman domination come about? How did it influence Jewish political life? What role did the Herods play in this vassal state? These and similar questions all have their answers in the political history of the Jews during this period.

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