Jesus and Temple: Textual and Archaeological Explorations [NOOK Book]

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The New Testament provides abundant evidence that Jesus frequented the temple; according to Acts, so did his followers after his death. But the Gospels also depict Jesus in conflict with temple authorities, and questions about his attitude to the temple swirl around what the Gospels label false accusations from his opponents and around the dramatic but inconsistent accounts of Jesus “cleansing” the temple.

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Jesus and Temple: Textual and Archaeological Explorations

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Overview

The New Testament provides abundant evidence that Jesus frequented the temple; according to Acts, so did his followers after his death. But the Gospels also depict Jesus in conflict with temple authorities, and questions about his attitude to the temple swirl around what the Gospels label false accusations from his opponents and around the dramatic but inconsistent accounts of Jesus “cleansing” the temple.

Jesus’ attitude toward the temple is at the center of current historical Jesus research, yet those discussions are often not current with the latest archaeological and related findings regarding the temple and its history, architecture, liturgy, and function. James H. Charlesworth here gathers essays from world-renowned archaeologists and biblical scholars to address the current state of knowledge regarding the temple and to consider anew vital questions about its significance for Jesus, for his followers, and for New Testament readers today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451481808
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/1/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 932,182
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

James H. Charlesworth is George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Princeton Theological Seminary and editor of the seminary’s Dead Sea Scrolls project. He has edited Hillel and Jesus (1997, with Loren L. Johns) and The Messiah (1992), from Fortress Press, and The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, 2 vols. (1983, 1985). He has also authored numerous works, including The Good and Evil Serpent: How a Universal Symbol Became Christianized (2010); The Historical Jesus (2008); and Jesus and Archaeology (2006).
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