New Testament History & Background
 

PALESTINE IN THE TIME OF JESUS  
http://www.kchanson.com/ 
A very rich site for teaching. Accompanies the author's book on Palestine in the time of Jesus. 1) Social Styles of Roman Palestine (maps, five gospel parallels, Gospel of Thomas etc.),  2) Kinship (marriage, divorce etc.),  3) Power and Politics (list of emperors, Qumran, crucifixion etc.),  4) Social Structures and Social Conflicts (taxes, synagogues, fishing and economy, coins etc.),  5) Political Religion in Roman Palestine (Herodian Temple etc.).

ROMAN EMPERORS AND RULERS 
http://www.fidnet.com/~weid/romanemperors.html 

ONLINE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ROMAN EMPERORS
http://www.roman-emperors.org/ 

ANCIENT ROME. EXPLORING ANCIENT WORLD CULTURES 
http://eawc.evansville.edu/www/ropage.htm 

PONTIUS PILATE 
http://www.bibleinterp.com/articles/pontiuspilate.htm

ANCIENT GREECE. EXPLORING ANCIENT WORLD CULTURES 
http://eawc.evansville.edu/grpage.htm 

EARLY JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY 
http://www.lasalle.edu/~dolan/early.html 
Andrew T. Dolan

THE JEWISH ROMAN WORLD OF JESUS   
http://www.uncc.edu/jdtabor/index.html
By Dr. James Tabor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

INTO HIS OWN. PERSPECTIVES ON THE WORLD OF JESUS
http://virtualreligion.net/iho/
By Mahlon H. Smith, Rutgers University.

 INTERNET ANCIENT HISTORY SOURCEBOOK. CHRISTIAN ORIGINS
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/asbook11.html 
Very rich source on New Testament and later centuries.

Wars Between  Jews and Romans
http://www.livius.org/ja-jn/jewish_wars/jwar01.htm 

Judea
http://www.livius.org/judaea.html
Articles on Ancient History: Judea

Judaica
http://ntgateway.com/judaica.htm 
Mark Goodacre. Dead Sea Scrolls, Flavius Josephus etc.

Holy Land Photos
http://www.holylandphotos.org/ 

Pontius Pilate
http://www.bibleinterp.com/articles/Carter-Pontius_Pilate_Roman_Governor.htm
Warren Carter

Pilate, the Politics of Rome, and Evangelical Politics 
http://www.bibleinterp.com/articles/Chilton_Pilate_Politics1.htm
Bruce Chilton

 From Jesus to Christ. Frontline 
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/religion/jesus/
About Jesus.  What Can we Know, The Historian's Task, Faith and  History, A Jew, Social Class, Sepphoris, Religious Identity, Ministry and Teaching, Arrest and Execution, Searching for Jesus.
About Christianity: Jesus' World, Storytellers, First Christians, Why Christianity Succeeded.

Messiah   
http://ntgateway.com/weblog/2007/05/logos-lecture-did-jews-in-jesus-day.html
Mark Goodacre. Did Jews in Jesus' day expect a Messiah