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Jesus the Jew: A Historian's Reading of the Gospels / Edition 1

Jesus the Jew: A Historian's Reading of the Gospels / Edition 1

by Geza VermesGeza Vermes
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This now classic book is a significant corrective to several recent developments in the study of the historical Jesus. In contrast to depictions of Jesus as a wandering Cynic teacher, Geza Vermes offers a portrait based on evidence of charismatic activity in first-century Galilee. Vermes shows how the major New Testament titles of Jesus-prophet, Lord, Messiah, son of man, Son of God-can be understood in this historical context. The result is a description of Jesus that retains its power and its credibility.

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ISBN-13: 9780800614430
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 04/01/1981
Edition description: 1st Fortress Press ed
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Geza Vermeswas Emeritus Fellow of the British Academy, and Emeritus Professor of Jewish Studies and Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford University. He was an international leader in the field of Dead Sea Scrolls research for more than forty years, as recounted in his Providential Accidents: An Autobiography (1998).

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