Book Giveaway – New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity, Vol. 10

NewDocs 10

I happen to have an extra copy of the latest NewDocs, edited by S. R. Llewelyn and J. R. Harrison, with E. J. Bridge. I reviewed it when it came out a year ago and have found all ten volumes to be valuable resources. This volume has about 100 pages of cumulative index for volumes 6-10 as well as 175 pages of newly published inscriptions and papyri.

For those unaware of the New Documents series, it began under the editorship of G. H. R. Horsley in 1981. E. A. Judge was a contributor to that first volume and now serves as the director of the project. He wrote the preface to the first volume explaining the rationale for the series. Since the publication of Deissmann’s Light from the Ancient Near East (1908) and Moulton and Milligan’sVocabulary of the Greek New Testament illustrated by the Papyri (1930), there has been a flood of new published papyri documents and inscriptions, many which are important to historians of early Christianity as well as interpreters of the New Testament. The New Document series proposed to survey newly published material and collate that material into a single printed volume as a “fresh digest of the ancient evidence.”

As I concluded in my previous review of the book, virtually every section of New Documents Volume 10 is worthy of attention.  The entries make for fascinating reading and they all contribute to our understanding of the world of the New Testament and early Christianity. I highly recommend this volume to students and scholars. Every serious library should own all ten volumes of this important series.

To have a chance at winning this book, leave a comment mentioning , or at least your name.  I suppose some other snarky comment will do as well.  I will announce the winner picked at random on April 15.

24 thoughts on “Book Giveaway – New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity, Vol. 10

  1. Probably the best use of this book would be to give it to me as a Missionary to America with BDTLB.

  2. “some other snarky comment”

    Thanks for this giveaway and your blog writing,
    Dwight Gingrich

  3. Do you ship to Finland? If that is the case, I’m in. I love coffee, and teach at a local seminary. And I do also listen to music, but doing three things at a time is getting challenging…

    Greetings from Finland, Cai

  4. I have thoroughly enjoyed my subscription to this blog and would welcome a chance to win this great book. Thanks! Ben

  5. I would love a copy of this book, if for no other reason than to show my wife I’m basing my opinion on historical Christianity. Also to grow in knowledge. 🙂

  6. I’ve always been fascinated by the “new documents” series…. And not enough of a scholar to actually look at one!

  7. Oh, a tax day giveaway. Perhaps something good can happen on April 15th! Greatly enjoy your work here Dr. Long.

  8. Would love to win the book, and have the pleasure of giving it to someone
    who could make use of it better than me. And, to practice more on being a giver, also. You have gone a ‘long’ way in setting a good example.

  9. I would share it with my son, Joshua, who always loves a good book. 🙂

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