Jesus and the World of Judaism

Jesus and the World of Judaism

In particular, this volume contains the Riddell Memorial Lectures, 'The Gospel of Jesus the Jew', which represent a continuation of Jesus the Jew. `New Testament scholarship owes an increasing debt to Geza Vermes for opening up perspectives ...

Author: Géza Vermès

Publisher: Trinity PressIntl

ISBN: UCBK:B000761511

Category: Religion

Page: 197

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These studies develop further the investigation carried out in Dr Vermes' books Jesus the Jew and The Dead Sea Scrolls and shed light on many important and controversial issues from that period. Subjects include the importance of the Dead Sea Scrolls for Jewish studies and New Testament studies; the relationship of Jewish studies to the interpretation of the New Testament; and Jesus' understanding of himself. In particular, this volume contains the Riddell Memorial Lectures, 'The Gospel of Jesus the Jew', which represent a continuation of Jesus the Jew. `New Testament scholarship owes an increasing debt to Geza Vermes for opening up perspectives on the understanding of the New Testament in its Jewish context. In this collection of lectures and articles dated between 1974 and 1981 we have a useful student's guide to essential Vermes. The material is mostly intended for a non-specialist audience, and so while it is sometimes inevitably oversimplified, it is more accessible to those who are not at home in the complexities of Jewish scholarship .. . No student of the New Testament should be unaware of Venues' positive contributions to our understanding of the world Jesus lived in, and of his challenges to traditional Christian approaches. This collection is a suitable lead-in. You will find it sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating, but generally a salutary challenge to re-examine your historical perspective on Jesus the Jew' (Themelios). Geza Vermes is Reader in Jewish Studies and Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford.
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The World of Jesus

The World of Jesus

This book examines the social, economic, political, and cultural context of first-century Judaism.

Author: John Riches

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521386764

Category: Religion

Page: 151

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This book examines the social, economic, political, and cultural context of first-century Judaism. Precipitated by the coming of the Romans during the previous century, Judaism experienced a crisis of cultural erosion in the first century A.D. The author first describes the ways in which foreign domination threatened the Jewish community - for example, by causing a migration away from the countryside into cities. He then discusses how various groups of Jews tried to preserve their cultural identity through their definitions of Jewishness and through the ethical codes they devised. Groups examined include the Pharisees, the Sadducees, the Zealots, the Essenes, and John the Baptist and his followers. The author locates Jesus' teaching in relation to the teachings of these groups, arguing that Jesus was deeply committed to the values of the Jewish tradition even while he proposed radical change that he believed would bring renewal.
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Judaism Before Jesus

Judaism Before Jesus

Persian impact on Judaism - Greeks in the East - Jewish diversity in the Hasmonean era - Hellenistic inheritance - Romans and the Jews - Messianic hopes.

Author: Anthony J. Tomasino

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830827307

Category: Religion

Page: 345

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Persian impact on Judaism - Greeks in the East - Jewish diversity in the Hasmonean era - Hellenistic inheritance - Romans and the Jews - Messianic hopes.
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Jesus in the Jewish World

Jesus in the Jewish World

In this collection of occasional pieces, he explores the world and the context in which Jesus of Nazareth lived and tells the story of the exploration of first-century Palestine by twentieth-century scholars.Informed by the work of a world ...

Author: Geza Vermes

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 9780334047605

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Geza Vermes is the greatest living Jesus scholar. In this collection of occasional pieces, he explores the world and the context in which Jesus of Nazareth lived and tells the story of the exploration of first-century Palestine by twentieth-century scholars.Informed by the work of a world-class scholar, the articles in this book open to the general reader the findings of some of the major discoveries of the twentieth century such as the Dead Sea Scrolls.This collection of shorter popular pieces, many of which appeared in The Times and other newspapers, makes Vermes' research on Christian origins, the Dead Sea Scrolls and most importantly Jesus the Jew accessible to a wider readership.
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The Jewish World Around the New Testament

The Jewish World Around the New Testament

This book contains twenty-four studies that shed essential light on the religious and biblical-interpretive matrix in which early Christianity emerged.

Author: Richard Bauckham

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801039034

Category: Religion

Page: 560

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Renowned biblical scholar Richard Bauckham believes that the New Testament texts cannot be adequately understood without careful attention to their Judaic and Second Temple roots. This book contains twenty-four studies that shed essential light on the religious and biblical-interpretive matrix in which early Christianity emerged. Bauckham discusses the "parting of the ways" between early Judaism and early Christianity and the relevance of early Jewish literature for the study of the New Testament. He also explores specific aspects or texts of early Christianity by relating them to their early Jewish context. Originally published by Mohr Siebeck, this book is now available as an affordable North American paperback edition.
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Rebecca s Children

Rebecca   s Children

Renowned scholar Alan F. Segal offers startlingly new insights into the origins of rabbinic Judaism and Christianity.

Author: Alan F. Segal

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674256064

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Renowned scholar Alan F. Segal offers startlingly new insights into the origins of rabbinic Judaism and Christianity. These twin descendants of Hebrew heritage shared the same social, cultural, and ideological context, as well as the same minority status, in the first century of the common era. Through skillful application of social science theories to ancient Western thought, including Judaism, Hellenism, early Christianity, and a host of other sectarian beliefs, Segal reinterprets some of the most important events of Jewish and Christian life in the Roman world. For example, he finds: That the concept of myth, as it related to covenant, was a central force of Jewish life. The Torah was the embodiment of covenant both for Jews living in exile and for the Jewish community in Israel. That the Torah legitimated all native institutions at the time of Jesus, even though the Temple, Sanhedrin, and Synagogue, as well as the concepts of messiah and resurrection, were profoundly affected by Hellenism. Both rabbinic Judaism and Christianity necessarily relied on the Torah to authenticate their claim on Jewish life. That the unique cohesion of early Christianity, assuring its phenomenal success in the Hellenistic world, was assisted by the Jewish practices of apocalypticism, conversion, and rejection of civic ritual. That the concept of acculturation clarifies the Maccabean revolt, the rise of Christianity, and the emergence of rabbinic Judaism. That contemporary models of revolution point to the place of Jesus as a radical. That early rabbinism grew out of the attempts of middle-class Pharisees to reach a higher sacred status in Judea while at the same time maintaining their cohesion through ritual purity. That the dispute between Judaism and Christianity reflects a class conflict over the meaning of covenant. The rising turmoil between Jews and Christians affected the development of both rabbinic Judaism and Christianity, as each tried to preserve the partly destroyed culture of Judea by becoming a religion. Both attempted to take the best of Judean and Hellenistic society without giving up the essential aspects of Israelite life. Both spiritualized old national symbols of the covenant and practices that consolidated power after the disastrous wars with Rome. The separation between Judaism and Christianity, sealed in magic, monotheism, law, and universalism, fractured what remained of the shared symbolic life of Judea, leaving Judaism and Christianity to fulfill the biblical demands of their god in entirely different ways.
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The Religious World of Jesus

The Religious World of Jesus

This textbook provides a basic introduction to the pivotal era in biblical history known as the Second Temple period (520 B.C.E. to 70 C.E.), the formative milieu of Jesus and the earliest Christians.

Author: Frederick James Murphy

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015021828820

Category: Religion

Page: 406

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This textbook provides a basic introduction to the pivotal era in biblical history known as the Second Temple period (520 B.C.E. to 70 C.E.), the formative milieu of Jesus and the earliest Christians. Designed for maximum convenience for students and teachers, it contains suggestions for primary readings, a bibliography, glossary, full index and chronology.
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Abandoned

Abandoned

"-Arthur F. Glasser, Ph.D., dean emeritus, School of World Mission, Fuller Theological Seminary "What Stan tells you in this book may come as a revelation. Certainly it will be controversial.

Author: Stan Telchin

Publisher: Chosen Books

ISBN: 9780800792497

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Christians must reexamine God's Word and become equipped to reach out to and receive Jewish people with the love of God in their hearts.
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Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews

Jesus of Nazareth  King of the Jews

The author of From Jesus to Christ presents a richly textured portrait of the historical Jesus that draws on biblical narratives, the Dead Sea Scrolls, early rabbinic writings, and other sources to create a study of of a man living in the ...

Author: Paula Fredriksen

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780679767466

Category: Religion

Page: 327

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The author of From Jesus to Christ presents a richly textured portrait of the historical Jesus that draws on biblical narratives, the Dead Sea Scrolls, early rabbinic writings, and other sources to create a study of of a man living in the world of late Second Temple Judaism. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
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The Jewish Gospels

The Jewish Gospels

This provocative book will change the way we think of the Gospels in their Jewish context.” —John J. Collins, Yale Divinity School “It’s certainly noteworthy when one of the world’s leading Jewish scholars publishes a book about ...

Author: Daniel Boyarin

Publisher: New Press/ORIM

ISBN: 9781595587114

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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“[A] fascinating recasting of the story of Jesus.” —Elliot Wolfson, New York University In July 2008, a front-page story in the New York Times reported on the discovery of an ancient Hebrew tablet, dating from before the birth of Jesus, which predicted a Messiah who would rise from the dead after three days. Commenting on this startling discovery at the time, noted Talmud scholar Daniel Boyarin argued that “some Christians will find it shocking—a challenge to the uniqueness of their theology.” Guiding us through a rich tapestry of new discoveries and ancient scriptures, The Jewish Gospels makes the powerful case that our conventional understandings of Jesus and of the origins of Christianity are wrong. In Boyarin’s scrupulously illustrated account, the coming of the Messiah was fully imagined in the ancient Jewish texts. Jesus, moreover, was embraced by many Jews as this person, and his core teachings were not at all a break from Jewish beliefs and teachings. Jesus and his followers, Boyarin shows, were simply Jewish. What came to be known as Christianity came much later, as religious and political leaders sought to impose a new religious orthodoxy that was not present at the time of Jesus’s life. In the vein of Elaine Pagels’s The Gnostic Gospels, here is a brilliant new work that will break open some of our culture’s most cherished assumptions. “A brilliant and momentous book.” —Karen L. King, Harvard Divinity School “Raises profound questions . . . This provocative book will change the way we think of the Gospels in their Jewish context.” —John J. Collins, Yale Divinity School “It’s certainly noteworthy when one of the world’s leading Jewish scholars publishes a book about Jesus . . . Extremely stimulating.” —Daniel C. Peterson, The Deseret News
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The Jewish World in the Time of Jesus

The Jewish World in the Time of Jesus

Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing.

Author: Charles Guignebert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136201844

Category: History

Page: 302

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Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up to date findings and theories of historians, anthropologists, archaeologists and sociologists. This reprinted material is available as a set or in the following groupings: * Prehistory and Historical Ethnography Set of 12: 0-415-15611-4: £800.00 * Greek Civilization Set of 7: 0-415-15612-2: £450.00 * Roman Civilization Set of 6: 0-415-15613-0: £400.00 * Eastern Civilizations Set of 10: 0-415-15614-9: £650.00 * Judaeo-Christian Civilization Set of 4: 0-415-15615-7: £250.00 * European Civilization Set of 11: 0-415-15616-5: £700.00
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Jesus in the World s Faiths

Jesus in the World s Faiths

What Jesus as his teachings mean to contemporary Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Jews, and Christians in the context of their traditions and in their personal faith experiences.

Author: Gregory A. Barker

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123397460

Category: Religion

Page: 198

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Goose picks the silliest places to make her nest! Clever chant-along text, animated illustrations, and an endearingly bewildered heroine.
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Twenty six Reasons why Jews Don t Believe in Jesus

Twenty six Reasons why Jews Don t Believe in Jesus

In this seminal work, an attorney puts Jesus on trial, explaining to Jews, Christians and the theologically curious; why Jesus did not qualify as the Jewish messiah; why believing in Jesus cuts Jews off from G-d forever in the World To Come ...

Author: Asher Norman

Publisher: Feldheim Publishers

ISBN: 0977193705

Category: Religion

Page: 266

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In this seminal work, an attorney puts Jesus on trial, explaining to Jews, Christians and the theologically curious; why Jesus did not qualify as the Jewish messiah; why believing in Jesus cuts Jews off from G-d forever in the World To Come; how the Christian Bible has strategically mistranslated key verses in the "Old Testament" to shoehorn Jesus into the text." This compelling new book calls "unorthodox" Jews back to Torah Judaism. Black, White and Read Publishing.
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The World of Jesus and the Early Church

The World of Jesus and the Early Church

This book's emphasis on a variety of communities of faith (not just Christian) and their early (and critical) influence on the development of religious canonical materials sets it apart from others on New Testament-period culture.

Author: Craig A. Evans

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

ISBN: 9781598568257

Category: Religion

Page: 257

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Prominent scholars in the fields of Archaeology, New Testament Studies, and the Dead Sea Scrolls have come together in "The World of Jesus and the Early Church" to focus on early Jewish and Christian communities of faith and their impact on the collections of texts that were their scriptures (and would become, in due time, part of their various canons). Professors, students, and pastors who are interested in how these communities lived--how they developed, what they believed, and how they regarded and preserved the written documents that were their scripture--will be interested in this comprehensive volume drawn from presentations made to key conferences on the subject. This book's emphasis on a variety of communities of faith (not just Christian) and their early (and critical) influence on the development of religious canonical materials sets it apart from others on New Testament-period culture.
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A Rabbi Talks with Jesus

A Rabbi Talks with Jesus

The author argues that the Torah was and is perfect and that there is no need for the teachings of Jesus as exemplified in the Sermon on the Mount

Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: UOM:39015029222083

Category: Religion

Page: 154

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The author argues that the Torah was and is perfect and that there is no need for the teachings of Jesus as exemplified in the Sermon on the Mount
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A Rabbi Looks at Jesus of Nazareth

A Rabbi Looks at Jesus of Nazareth

All of history hangs on the answer to one question: Who is Jesus of Nazareth? Raised in a traditional Jewish family, international television host Jonathan Bernis was taught from a young age that "Jews don't--and can't!--believe in Jesus.

Author: Jonathan Bernis

Publisher: Chosen Books

ISBN: 9780800795061

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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An internationally-known messianic rabbi shares his personal conversion journey while offering Christians the tools they need to share Jesus with their Jewish friends.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Messianic Judaism is Not Christianity

Messianic Judaism is Not Christianity

"-Arthur F. Glasser, Ph.D., dean emeritus, School of World Mission, Fuller Theological Seminary "What Stan tells you in this book may come as a revelation. Certainly it will be controversial.

Author: Stan Telchin

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781585585380

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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The apostle Paul wrote that all believers--Jewish and Gentile--are to serve the Lord together as "one new man." But a growing movement today seeks to keep that from happening. As Stan Telchin explains, proponents of Messianic Judaism are confusing both Jewish and Gentile followers of Jesus and dividing the church. Their insistence on following rabbinic form and their statements that Jewish believers need to be in Messianic synagogues in order to maintain their identities are unbiblical. Telchin discusses the growth of this movement, its unscriptural doctrines, and its ineffectiveness in Jewish evangelism. Those who have been swept up by the nostalgia and beauty of "Jewishness" or who have been hurt by division in the Body or who love Israel will find their hearts and minds freed by this firm but loving message.
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How on Earth Did Jesus Become a God

How on Earth Did Jesus Become a God

This book argues that whatever one makes of such devotion to Jesus, the subject deserves serious historical consideration. Mapping out the lively current debate about Jesus, Hurtado explains the evidence, issues, and positions at stake.

Author: Larry W. Hurtado

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802828612

Category: Religion

Page: 234

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In How on Earth Did Jesus Become a God? Larry Hurtado investigates the intense devotion to Jesus that emerged with surprising speed after his death. Reverence for Jesus among early Christians, notes Hurtado, included both grand claims about Jesus' significance and a pattern of devotional practices that effectively treated him as divine. This book argues that whatever one makes of such devotion to Jesus, the subject deserves serious historical consideration. Mapping out the lively current debate about Jesus, Hurtado explains the evidence, issues, and positions at stake. He goes on to treat the opposition to -- and severe costs of -- worshiping Jesus, the history of incorporating such devotion into Jewish monotheism, and the role of religious experience in Christianity's development out of Judaism. The follow-up to Hurtado's award-winningLord Jesus Christ (2003), this book provides compelling answers to queries about the development of the church's belief in the divinity of Jesus.
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