Institute for Early Christianity in the Graeco-Roman World

Picture from Tyndale House


Research Fellows


Dr. Bruce Winter:

Graeco-Roman Culture and the NT


Dr. Dirk Jongkind:

Greek Lexicography


Dr. Peter Head:

Greek Papyri and the text of the NT


Dr. David Instone-Brewer:

Traditions of the Rabbis in the Era of the NT





First Century Christians in the Graeco-Roman World

The First Christians were members of households, possibly associations, and certainly cities in the first-century Graeco-Roman world before they embraced the preaching of the gospel. This six-volume series, which gathers contributors who are specialists in the intersection of the new Testament with the Graeco-Roman world, seeks for the first time to describe systematically the challenges, difficulties, and necessary adjustments involved in being a Christian in Graeco-Roman society in the various spheres of life.

Series Editor

Andrew D. Clarke


Volumes in the Series

Seek the Welfare of the City: Christians as Benefactors and Citizens
by Bruce W. Winter (1994)

Serve the Community of the Church: Christians as Leaders and Ministers
by Andrew D. Clarke (2000)



Marriage & Divorce Papyri of the ancient Greek, Roman and Jewish world.

Online publication by David Instone-Brewer, 2000         



Contact the Director, Dr Bruce Winter for more details