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Sin in the New Testament

Jeffrey Siker


This book examines what the different New Testament writings have to say about sin within the broader historical and theological contexts of first-century Christianity. These contexts include both the immediate world of Judaism out of which early Christianity emerged, as well as the larger Greco-Roman world into which Christianity quickly spread as an increasingly Gentile religious movement. The Jewish sacrificial system associated with the Jerusalem Temple was important for dealing with human sin, and early Christians appropriated the language and imagery of sacrifice in describing the salvif ... More

Keywords: sin, forgiveness, atonement, sacrifice, faith, Old Testament, Judaism, early Christianity, Greco-Roman

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190465735
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190465735.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey Siker, author
Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Loyola Marymount University