Over twenty-five years have passed since this book was first published, and the first edition went through nine impressions. Originally it was intended to provide students and others with a sketch of the ministry of Jesus which made serious use of the sources underlying the synoptic gospels. Much has happened in New Testament studies during that time, and this completely revised edition takes recent developments into consideration. In particular, since many scholars believe the Fourth Gospel to be independent of the first three and to preserve much early tradition, Dr Hunter draws on its testimony for some aspects of Jesus' ministry. The text of the RSV and NEB has been substituted for the RV throughout the body of the book. This revised edition provides an account of the work and words of Jesus which, while not ignoring the contribution of German critics, reflects the less radical approach to be found in the writings of many distinguished British scholars. 'An excellent introduction to the ministry of Jesus for interested laymen, students and ministers' (Baptist Times).