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John the Baptist in history and theology

Author: Joel Marcus
Publisher: Columbia, South Carolina : The University of South Carolina Press, [2018]
Series: Studies on personalities of the New Testament.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An analysis that challenges the conventional Christian hierarchy of John the Baptist and Jesus of Nazareth.
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Marcus, Joel, 1951-
John the Baptist in history and theology.
Columbia, South Carolina : The University of South Carolina Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018007341
Named Person: John, the Baptist Saint.; John, the Baptist Saint.
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Marcus
ISBN: 9781611179002 1611179009
OCLC Number: 1023814086
Description: x, 278 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The Competition Hypothesis --
Qumran --
The Elijah Role --
Baptism --
Jesus --
Herod Antipas --Conclusion --
Appendix 1. The Chronology of John's Life --
Appendix 2. Is Josephus's Account of John the Baptist a Christian Interpolation? --
Appendix 3. Database by Source of Information about John the Baptist in the Canonical Gospels and Josephus --
Appendix 4. Was John from a Priestly Background? --
Appendix 5. The "Others" in Josephus, Antiquities 18.118 --
Appendix 6. Knut Backhaus's Interpretation of Acts 19:1-7 --
Appendix 7. The "Day-Baptists" --
Appendix 8. John the Baptist's Use of Isaiah 40:3 --
Appendix 9. The Baptist in the Slavonic Version of Josephus's Jewish War --
Appendix 10. Apocalyptic Belief and Perfectionism --
Appendix 11. The Meaning of "Purification" in John 3:25.
Series Title: Studies on personalities of the New Testament.
Responsibility: Joel Marcus.

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While the Christian tradition has subordinated John the Baptist to Jesus of Nazareth, John himself would likely have disagreed with that ranking. In this book, Joel Marcus makes a powerful case that  Read more...

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