Jesus the Jew: A Historian's Reading of the Gospels (Google eBook)

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Fortress Press, Jan 1, 1981 - Religion - 286 pages
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This now classic book is a significant corrective to several recent developments in the study of the historical Jesus. In contrast to depictions of Jesus as a wandering Cynic teacher, Geza Vermes offers a portrait based on evidence of charismatic activity in first-century Galilee. Vermes shows how the major New Testament titles of Jesus-prophet, Lord, Messiah, son of man, Son of God-can be understood in this historical context. The result is a description of Jesus that retains its power and its credibility.
  

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Contents

I Jesus the Jew
19
2 Jesus and Galilee
42
3 Jesus and charismatic Judaism
58
THE TITLES OF JESUS
83
4 Jesus the prophet
86
prophetic celibacy
99
5 Jesus the lord
103
lord and the style of the Gospel of Mark
127
the cloud a means of heavenly transport
186
debate on the circumlocutional use of son of man
188
8 Jesus the son of God
192
son of God and virgin birth
213
Postscript
223
Abbreviations
226
Notes
230
Acknowledgements
267

6 Jesus the Messiah
129
Jesus son of David
156
the metaphorical use of to anoint
158
7 Jesus the son of man
160

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Page 15 - God of God, Light of Light, Very God of Very God, Begotten, not made, Being of one substance with the Father, By Whom all things were made; Who, for us men, and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate.
Page 13 - Art Thou He that cometh or look we for another? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Go your way and tell John the things which ye do hear and see : the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up and the poor have good tidings preached to them : and blessed is he whosoever shall find none occasion of stumbling in Me.
Page 15 - And he shall come again with glory, to judge both the quick and the dead, whose kingdom shall have no end. And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the lord and giver of life, who proceedeth from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, who spake by the prophets. And I believe one Catholic and apostolic church.
Page 15 - Light, Very God of Very God, Begotten, not made, Being of one substance with the Father ; By Whom all things were made, Who for us men, and for our salvation, came down from Heaven, And was incarnate by the HOLY GHOST of the Virgin Mary, And was made man, And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried, And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures...

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