An international group of scholars who met in Jerusalem in 1992 examined and compared the traditions that describe the historical figures Hillel (a prominent first century B.C.E. Rabbinic teacher) and Jesus (early first century C.E.). The fascinating results of the study are compiled in this magnificent work of interest to clergy, professors, students, libraries and general readers alike.
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Table of Contents
Contributors iiForeword xiii Preface xvii Abbreviations xxv PART ONE INTRODUCTION 3 1. Hillel and Jesus: Why Comparisons Are 3 Important 2. Hillel and Jesus: Are Comparisons 31 Possible? 3. Hillel and the Misunderstanding of 56 Judaism in Modern Scholarship 4. Hillel and Jesus: Two Ways of 71 Self-Awareness PART TWO SOCIAL AND HISTORICAL STUDIES 110 5. Archaeology and the Religious Ethos of 110 Pre-70 Palestine 6. Apocalypticism in the Time of Hillel and 121 Jesus 7. Who Were the Pharisees? 137 8. Jesus and Factionalism in Early Judaism 156 9. Jesus and Cynics in First-Century 176 Palestine: Some Critical Considerations 10. Jesus and His Community: Between Essenes 193 and Pharisees 11. Jesus' Socioeconomic Background 225 12. The Relationship of Paul to Jesus 256 PART THREE THE SAYINGS OF HILLEL AND JESUS 291 13. The Sayings of Jesus and Archaeology 291 14. Sayings and Legends in the Hillel 306 Tradition 15. The Sayings of Hillel: Their 321 Transmission and Reinterpretation 16. Hillel and Scripture: From Authority to 335 Exegesis 17. Jesus and the Golden Rule 363 18. Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls 389 19. Reconstructing Jesus' Teaching: Problems 397 and Possibilities 20. Hillel and Jesus on Prayer 427 EPILOGUE 460 21. Retrospective and Prospective Reflections 460 Indexes 463