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The historical Jesus in context

Author: Amy-Jill Levine; Dale C Allison; John Dominic Crossan
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2006
Series: Princeton readings in religions
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Placing the gospel narratives in their full literary, social, and archaeological context, this collection includes translations and descriptions of texts that shed light on the Jesus of history. It  Read more...

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Named Person: Jesus Christ
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy-Jill Levine; Dale C Allison; John Dominic Crossan
ISBN: 9780691009926 0691009910 9780691009919 0691009929
OCLC Number: 487543307
Description: 440 s.
Contents: Princeton Readings in Religions Contributors Introduction --
Amy-Jill Levine 1. Archaeological Contributions to the Study of Jesus and the Gospels Jonathan Reed 2. Josephus on John the Baptist and Other Jewish Prophets of Deliverance Craig Evans 3. ¿Abba and Father: Imperial Theology in the Contexts of Jesus and the Gospels Mary Rose D¿Angelo 4. Miraculous Conceptions and Births in Mediterranean Antiquity Charles Talbert 5. First and Second Enoch: A Cry Against Oppression and the Promise of Deliverance George W.E. Nickelsburg 6. Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls Peter Flint 7. The Chreia David Gowler 8. The Galilean Charismatic and Rabbinic Piety: The Holy Man in the Talmudic Literature Alan J. Avery-Peck 9. Miracle Stories: The God Asclepius, the Pythagorean Philosophers, and the Roman Rulers Wendy Cotter, C.SJ. 10. The Mithras Liturgy Marvin Meyer 11. Apuleius of Madauros Ian H. Henderson 12. The Parable in the Hebrew Bible and Rabbinic Literature Gary G. Porton 13. The Aesop Tradition Lawrence M. Wills 14. Four Types of Comparison between the Targumim and the New Testament Bruce Chilton 15. The Psalms of Solomon Joseph Trafton 16. Moral and Ritual Purity Jonathan Klawans 17. Rabbinic Legal Argument Herbert W. Basser 18. Philo of Alexandria and the Historical Jesus Gregory E. Sterling 19. The Law of Roman Divorce in the Time of Christ Thomas A.J. McGinn 20. Associations in the Ancient World John Kloppenborg 21. Anointing Traditions Teresa Hornsby 22. The Passover Haggadah Calum Carmichael 23. Joseph and Aseneth: Ritual Meal Randall D. Chesnutt 24. The Pliny and Trajan Correspondence Bradley M. Peper and Mark DelCogliano 25. The Death of Jesus and the Death of Hector: Imitations of Greek Epic in the Gospels Dennis R. MacDonald 26. Narratives of Noble Death Robert Doran 27. Isaiah 53:1-12 (Septuagint) Ben Witherington, III 28. Thallus on the Crucifixion Dale C. Allison, Jr. Glossary Index
Series Title: Princeton readings in religions
Responsibility: A.J. Levine, Dale C. Allison, Jr., and John Dominic Crossan, editors

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