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Jesus according to Scripture : restoring the portrait from the Gospels

Jesus according to Scripture : restoring the portrait from the Gospels

Author: Darrell L Bock; Benjamin I Simpson
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Baker Academic, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
In this work Darrell Bock, a leading evangelical New Testament scholar who speaks and teaches around the world, and Benjamin Simpson show that a coherent portrait of Jesus emerges from the four Gospels when they are taken seriously as historical documents. When read together, the Gospels provide a clear picture of Jesus and his unique claims to authority. This book surveys all the Gospel units and relates them to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jésus-Christ; Jesus Christ.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Darrell L Bock; Benjamin I Simpson
ISBN: 9780801098086 0801098084 9781540964854 154096485X
OCLC Number: 953927551
Description: xxviii, 740 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: ContentsPreface to the Second EditionPreface to the First EditionIntroductionPart 1: The Four Gospels: Distinctive Voices and How We Got Them1. Witnessing the Gospel2. Remembering the Gospel3. Retelling the Gospel4. Overviews of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and JohnPart 2: Jesus according to the Synoptists5. The Birth and Childhood of Jesus: The Hope of Promise (Matt. 1-2; Luke 1-2)6. The Backdrop to Jesus's Ministry: John the Baptist, Jesus's Baptism and Temptations (Matt. 3:1-4:11; Mark 1:1-13; Luke 3:1-4:13)7. The Initial Portrait of Jesus's Galilean Ministry: Teaching, Healing, and Controversy (Matt. 4:12-25; Mark 1:14-3:19a; Luke 4:14-6:16)8. Jesus's Teaching on Relating to God and Others: The Sermon on the Mount and the Sermon on the Plain (Matt. 5:1-7:29; Luke 6:20-49)9. More Galilean Ministry: Miracles, Mission to the Outcasts, and Discipleship in the Face of Opposition (Matt. 8:1-12:50; Mark 3:19b-35; Luke 7:1-8:3)10. From Kingdom Teaching to Confession: How the Disciples Began to Understand Jesus (Matt. 13:1-16:12; Mark 4:1-8:26; Luke 8:4-9:17)11. Confession and Prediction: The New Reality, Part 1 (Matt. 16:13-18:35; Mark 8:27-9:50; Luke 9:18-50)12. Toward Jerusalem: The New Reality, Part 2 (Luke 9:51-18:14)13. Continuing toward Jerusalem: Ministry in Judea and Final Lessons (Matt. 19:1-21:9; Mark 10:1-11:10; Luke 18:15-19:44)14. The Passion Week: Controversy, Prediction of Judgment and Return, Trial, Death, and Resurrection (Matt. 21:10-28:20; Mark 11:11-16:8; Luke 19:45-24:53)Part 3: Jesus according to John15. Introducing Jesus in John's Gospel: The Word Incarnate and the First Witnesses--John the Baptist and the Disciples (John 1)16. The Book of Signs: Before the Hour (John 2-12)17. The Book of Glory: The Farewell Discourse and the Johannine Passion Account--The Hour Has Come (John 13-21)Indexes
Responsibility: Darrell L. Bock with Benjamin I. Simpson.


Seeks to show the coherent portrait of Jesus that emerges from the Gospels when they are taken seriously as historical documents. Now substantially updated including three new chapters.  Read more...


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