Introduction to the New Testament

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Introduction to the New Testament
1. Explain two similarities in Judaism and the Greco Roman religions. Two similarities in Judaism and the Greco Roman religions were:
1) Both religions believe in extensive ceremonies and ritual. In Niswonger’s scholarly text, New Testament History (1992), he states that the Christian faith, deeply rooted in Judaism, began increasingly to assert its independence by A.D. 100 (282). However, this was after the early Greco-Roman religions, which were largely based on “paganism.” The similarities to Judaism in ceremony and ritual were striking. For example, Huston Smith, the biblical scholar states that the Jewish religion emphasizes practice and that Jews are united more by what they do than by what they...
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....., Stephen R. The New Testament: A Student’s Introduction, sixth edition. New York: McGraw Hill, 2008.
Niswonger, Richard L. New Testament History. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1992. Web. Retrieved from, http://books.google.com/books?id=uyAXaNnz9sUC&printsec=frontcover&dq=new+testament+history&ei=hOraTaaXNongkATN56CJAg&cd=1#v=onepage&q&f=false
Smith, Huston. The World’s Religions 50th Anniversary Edition. New York: HarperOne, 2009. Web. Retrieved from, http://books.google.com/books?id=1G4eNRWYT6gC&dq=huston+world+religions+study&printsec=frontcover&source=bn&hl=en&ei=zy1GTLOtKYGesQPz1sDSAg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CC4Q6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=judaism&f=false