The Religion of Jesus the Jew

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Fortress Press, 1993 - Religion - 244 pages
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This book completes a remarkable trilogy... The basic premise on which the project is founded is that a careful and impartial reconstruction of Jesus' Jewish background is an essential preliminary to any reconstruction of Jesus himself.
  

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Interesting subject matter, but boringly written. An added advantage is the excellent discussions of the methodologies used in verifying conclusions about what Jesus himself said as opposed to what ... Read full review

Contents

Jesus the Jew and his Gospel
1
Jesus and the Law The Judaism of Jesus
11
Jesus the Teacher Scriptural and Charismatic Authority
46
Proverbs and Parables
76
Jesus and the Kingdom of God
120
Abba Father The God of Jesus
152
Jesus the Religious Man
184
The Religion of Jesus and Christianity
208
Bibliography
221
Index of Names
227
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About the author (1993)

Geza Vermes was a religious scholar who became one of the "essential translators and a vocal advocate for their broad dissemination" of the Dead Sea Scrolls, according to the New York Times. Until his death, he was a Professor Emeritus of Jewish Studies and Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, but continued to teach at the Oriental Institute in Oxford. He was born on June 22, 1924, in Hungary and died on May 8, 2013, after a recurrence of cancer. He was 88.

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