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Who's Who in the Age of Jesus

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An enlightening journey through the ancient world from "the greatest Jesus scholar of his generation" (The Sunday Telegraph)

Though the New Testament gospels are some of the most extraordinary documents ever written, the picture they provide of Jesus's world is a very partial one. This remarkable work paints a comprehensive and colorful picture of the world that Jesus knew. From detailed, convincing portraits of John the Baptist, Pontius Pilate, Herod, Jesus himself, and other ...

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Overview

An enlightening journey through the ancient world from "the greatest Jesus scholar of his generation" (The Sunday Telegraph)

Though the New Testament gospels are some of the most extraordinary documents ever written, the picture they provide of Jesus's world is a very partial one. This remarkable work paints a comprehensive and colorful picture of the world that Jesus knew. From detailed, convincing portraits of John the Baptist, Pontius Pilate, Herod, Jesus himself, and other key figures, to the Jewish and Hellenistic leaders often ignored in scripture, Who's Who in the Age of Jesus is a critical, in-depth look at one of the most tumultuous eras in human history.

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RunTime: 9 hrs 30 min, 1 CD. * Mp3 CD Format *. Though the New Testament gospels are some of the most extraordinary documents ever written, the picture they provide of Jesus's world is a very partial one. This remarkable work paints a comprehensive and colorful picture of the world that Jesus knew. From detailed, convincing portraits of John the Baptist, Pontius Pilate, Herod, Jesus himself, and other key figures, to the Jewish and Hellenistic leaders often ignored in scripture, "Who's Who in the Age of Jesus" is a critical, in-depth look at one of the most tumultuous eras in human history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780141017037
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 4/4/2006
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 544,505
  • Product dimensions: 5.14 (w) x 7.85 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Geza Vermes’s pioneering work on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the historical Jesus led to his appointment as the first professor of Jewish studies at Oxford University, where he is now professor emeritus. He is the author of several books, including The Authentic Gospel of Jesus.

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Table of Contents

Classified lists (chronologically arranged)
Roman emperors and statesmen 1
Jewish/Herodian rulers 2
Roman governors of Judaea 2
Roman governors of Syria 3
Proconsul of Achaia 3
Jewish high priests 3
Leading women 5
Rabbis 5
Jewish charismatics and ascetics 6
Jewish revolutionaries 6
Writers 7
New Testament personalities 7
Genealogical tables
The Hasmonaean family 9
The Herodian family 10
Map : Palestine in the age of Jesus 11
The age of Jesus in its wider context 13
Who's who 29
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