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Jewish law from Jesus to the Mishnah : five studies

Author: E P Sanders
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Fortress Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this volume E.P. Sanders presents five studies that advance the re-examination of the nature of Jewish law that he began in Jesus and Judaism (Fortress Press, 1985). As usual, he is able to shed new light on old questions and demonstrate that many accepted interpretations are misguided. A chapter on "The Synoptic Jesus and the Law" considers how serious the legal issues discussed between Jesus and his opponents  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jezus, van Nazareth; Jesus Christ.; Jezus, van Nazareth
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E P Sanders
ISBN: 9781506406091 1506406092
OCLC Number: 919104230
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: London : SCM Press ; Philadelphia : Trinity Press International, 1990.
Description: xviii, 526 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The Synoptic Jesus and the law : conflicts and agreements in comparison with other contemporary debates --
Did the Pharisees have oral law? --
Did the Pharisees eat ordinary food in purity? --
Purity, food and offerings in the Greek-speaking diaspora --
Jacob Neusner and the philosophy of the Mishnah.
Responsibility: E.P. Sanders.

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In this volume E.P. Sanders presents five studies that advance the re-examination of the nature of Jewish law that he began in Jesus and Judaism (Fortress Press, 1985). As usual, he is able to shed new light on old questions and demonstrate that many accepted interpretations are misguided. A chapter on "The Synoptic Jesus and the Law" considers how serious the legal issues discussed between Jesus and his opponents would have been, had they been authentic. Two chapters explore whether the Pharisees had oral law, and whether they ate ordinary food in purity (the thesis of Jacob Neusner). A study of Jewish food and purity laws in the Greek-speaking Diaspora bears on the particular point of law which led to the argument between Peter and Paul at Antioch. At last, Sanders turns to a pointed essay that sets his own approach to rabbinic traditions and the Mishnah in distinct contrast from that of Jacob Neusner. A new preface points to the enduring contribution of these compelling and influential studies. (Publisher).

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