The Missing Jesus: Rabbinic Judaism and the New Testament / Edition 1

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How can Jesus be said to be "missing"? What is "missing" is not by any means reference to Jesus: what is missing is rather an entire dimension of his identity. The "missing" Jesus is Jesus within Judaism.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780391041837
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Series: Biblical Studies and Religious Studies
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Chilton is Professor of Hebrew Bible and New Testament at Bard College.
Craig A. Evans is Payzant Distinguished Professor of Biblical Studies at Acadia Divinity College.
Jacob Neusner is Research Professor of Religion and Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Finding a Context for Jesus 1
The Misplaced Jesus: Interpreting Jesus in a Judaic Context 11
Response: Mapping a Place for Jesus 41
Contexts of Comparison: Reciprocally Reading Gospels' and Rabbis' Parables 45
Response. Neusner's "Contexts of Comparison" 69
The Gospels and Rabbinic Halakah 77
Response. Reconstructing the Halakah of Jesus: Appropriating Early and Late Sources 101
Getting It Right: Jesus, James, and Questions of Sanctity 107
Response: Dividing it Right: Who is a Jew and What is a Christian? 125
Conclusion: Jesus within Judaism 135
Some Significant Dates in the History of Judaism and Christianity 157
Index of Ancient Writings 161
Index of Modern Authors 170
Index of Subjects 173
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