The class in New Testament Introduction will introduce the student to a number of items that are essential. The student will grasp some understanding concerning how the environment and people were during the First Century (from AD 1 to AD 100). A number of topics will be discussed that will add more understanding to Judaism. Discussions will note how the Jewish people and their government functioned while they were under Roman jurisdiction as well as how the Sanhedrin and kings of Judea functioned under Rome. And how did the Jewish people evaluate and work with or not work with the nations that surrounded Judea. Also, the Samaritans will be especially noted. The class may be taken for one or two hours. If student takes class for two hours, extra reading will be assigned.