This is the last topic that i will address. i thought it pertinent to the rich heritage of Israel as a defining factor in the views of the Jews during the New Testament era. I will reserve my composition to afford others the unbiased opportunity to respond in this topic.  This, then will mark the conclusion of my inputs.  I have began to correlate the subject matter and the information offered so far.  

I'm sure some are wondering about the intent of the work in general. 

It is the investigation of the extremely complex society and "world" that encompassed the New Testament period.  More than just another discussion on the Christian background, it is hopefully a contemplative - reflective illuminating commentary; one that includes more that facts and data but the human experience in retrospect of the most earthshaking period of human history. It is the sharing of perspectives and topics between those who still enjoy and emply study in the Christian walk.