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The World of Jesus: First-Century Judaism in Crisis / Edition 1
     

The World of Jesus: First-Century Judaism in Crisis / Edition 1

by John Riches
 

ISBN-10: 0521386764

ISBN-13: 9780521386760

Pub. Date: 04/28/1990

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book examines the social, economic, political, and cultural context of first-century Judaism. During the first century AD Judaism experienced a crisis of cultural erosion due to foreign influences. Professor Riches describes the ways in which foreign domination threatened the Jewish community and discusses the ways in which various groups of Jews tried to

Overview

This book examines the social, economic, political, and cultural context of first-century Judaism. During the first century AD Judaism experienced a crisis of cultural erosion due to foreign influences. Professor Riches describes the ways in which foreign domination threatened the Jewish community and discusses the ways in which various groups of Jews tried to preserve their cultural identity. Relating Jesus' teaching to that of the Pharisees, the Sadducees, the Zealots, the Essenes, and John the Baptist, Riches argues that Jesus was deeply committed to the values of the Jewish tradition, even while he proposed radical change that he believed would bring renewal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521386760
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1990
Series:
Understanding Jesus Today Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
4.84(w) x 7.32(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The political, economic, social and cultural context of first-century palestinian Judaism; 2. Unity and diversity in Judaism from the third century B.C.; 3. Membership of the people of God; 4. Setting priorities and maintaining group standards; 5. Hopes for the future; 6. Jesus and his kingdom; Conclusion; Index.

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