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Judas Iscariot and the myth of Jewish evil

Author: Hyam Maccoby
Publisher: New York : Free Press ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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In this speculative study of the early Church, Hyam Maccoby raises the question of whether anti-Semitism has roots in Christian theology. This would not have been a controversial question a few generations ago, yet strangely, no one formally involved in Jewish-Christian dialogue was willing to be quoted, pro or con, for attribution on the subject. This refusal to discuss a legitimate issue that should deeply concern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Maccoby, Hyam, 1924-
Judas Iscariot and the myth of Jewish evil.
New York : Free Press ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, 1992
(OCoLC)624384113
Named Person: Judas Iscariot.; Judas Iscariote.; Judas Iscariot.; Judas (Iskariot); Judas, Iskariot.; Judas Iscariote.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hyam Maccoby
ISBN: 0029195551 9780029195550
OCLC Number: 25317178
Awards: Winner of Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize: Non-fiction 1993.
Description: ix, 213 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Judas in the Western imagination --
The enigma of the early sources --
The story develops : Mark and Matthew --
Judas Iscariot in Luke and Acts --
Judas Iscariot in John --
The beginnings of folklore --
Judas and the growth of antisemitism --
Who was Judas Iscariot? --
Prince Jude : a reconstruction --
The Judas myth --
Appendix: St. John Chrysostom on Judas Iscariot.
Responsibility: Hyam Maccoby.

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Maccoby shows that in the earliest texts relating to the life of Jesus, no special or sinister role was ascribed to Judas Iscariot. He argues that the evil Judas was an invention of later Christians  Read more...

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