Ancient Jewish and Christian Perceptions of Crucifixion

Ancient Jewish and Christian Perceptions of Crucifixion

by David W. Chapman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801039053

ISBN-13: 9780801039058

Pub. Date: 07/01/2010

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

This thorough study covers all the primary data on how early Jews and Christians perceived crucifixion. The author examines Second Temple and early rabbinic literature and material remains to demonstrate the range of ancient Jewish perceptions. He also surveys ancient Jewish historical accounts of crucifixion, magical literature, and the proverbial use of crucifixion…  See more details below

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This thorough study covers all the primary data on how early Jews and Christians perceived crucifixion. The author examines Second Temple and early rabbinic literature and material remains to demonstrate the range of ancient Jewish perceptions. He also surveys ancient Jewish historical accounts of crucifixion, magical literature, and the proverbial use of crucifixion imagery. The volume pays special attention to Jewish interpretations of key Old Testament texts and early Christian literature that reflects on Jewish perceptions of the cross in antiquity. Originally published by Mohr Siebeck and now available as an affordable North American paperback edition, the book provides indispensable background for scholarly work on the death of Jesus.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801039058
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
Part 1: Ancient Jewish Perceptions of Crucifixion
2. Crucifixion and Suspension in Extra-Biblical Jewish Historical Narratives
3. Biblical Suspension Texts and Traditions
4. Crucifixion in Symbology and Magic
5. Crucifixion in Imagery, Proverb, and Case Law
6. Perceptions of Crucifixion In Ancient Jewish Communities: A Summary
Part 2: Ancient Jewish Perceptions of Crucifixion and the Cross of Christ
7. Jewish Perceptions of Jesus' Crucifixion and the Early Church
Appendix: Two Fragmentary Qumran Text
Indexes

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