Here Come The Romans

Here Come the Romans is a progressive survey on the historical influence of Rome and how it influenced the times, events, customs, religious institutions, and specifically the life of Jesus, the Jewish people, and the New Testament. Its progressive style guides the reader through a six-hundred and seventy-five-year period of selected history to educate how Rome fitted the biblical narrative and story. The Bible ascribes divine inspiration to the Scriptures, but we often forget the human side. The birth of prophecy or all Scriptures originated out of human struggles, circumstances, and situations. This book will teach and inform Bible readers on the origins of parties, sects, authorities, and the backgrounds of the times that influenced the writers as they wrote the New Testament books. Rome had its starting point before 605 BC (viz. 753 BC), but its presence in the land of Judea, and Jerusalem, was not solidified until a little more than a half-century before the birth of Christ. It emerged from a simple monarchy, to a senate-ruled republic, into the world's first major superpower ruled by Caesars and Procurators. The presence of Rome, with Jews and Christians, vastly affected the writings of all twenty-seven books of the New Testament as we have them today.

--John M. Powell



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