A practicum-style course that introduces to the work with ancient sources and images pertinent to New Testament Studies, including historiography, inscriptions, papyri, coins, sculpture and architecture, with a focus on Roman contexts. Recommended for students who are interested in 1st century CE history and contextual interpretation, but foundational for the work with New Testament texts across the board.

Prerequisite: BX 101 or NT 101 (or by permission of instructor).