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The Jewish world around the New Testament

Author: Richard Bauckham
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Academic, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
New Testament texts cannot be adequately understood without careful attention to their Judaic and Second Temple roots. This volume contains twenty-four studies that shed essential light on the religious and biblical-interpretative matrix in which early Christianity emerged. Richard Bauckham covers many aspects of the literature and thought of early Judaism, including life after death, the provenance of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Bauckham
ISBN: 9780801039034 0801039037
OCLC Number: 460060245
Notes: Originally published: Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck, 2008.
Description: vi, 548 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The martyrdom of Enoch and Elijah : Jewish or Christian? --
Enoch and Elijah in the Coptic Apocalypse of Elijah --
The rise of apocalyptic --
The delay of the parousia --
A note on a problem in the Greek version 1 of Enoch 1.9 --
The son of man: 'a man in my position' or 'someone'? --
The apocalypses in the new pseudepigrapha --
Pseudo-apostolic letters --
Kainam the son of Arpachshad in Luke's geneaology --
The list of the tribes of Israel in Revelation 7 --
The parting of the ways : what happened and why --
The messianic interpretation of Isaiah 10:34 --
The relevance of extra-canonical Jewish texts to New Testament study --
Josephus' account of the temple in Contra Apionem 2.102-109 --
Life, death, and the afterlife in second temple Judaism --
What if Paul had traveled east instead of west? --
Covenant, law and salvation in the Jewish apocalypses --
The restoration of Israel in Luke-Acts --
Paul and other Jews with Latin names in the New Testament --
The horarium of Adam and the chronology of the passion --
The spirit of God in us loathes envy (James 4:5) --
Tobit as a parable for the exiles of northern Israel --
The continuing quest for the provenance of Old Testament pseudepigrapha.
Responsibility: Richard Bauckham.


A leading biblical scholar shows that the New Testament texts cannot be understood without careful attention to their Judaic and Second Temple roots.  Read more...


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