Bandits, prophets, and messiahs: popular movements in the time of Jesus

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Harper & Row, 1988 - History - 271 pages
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A brilliant portrait of Jewish culture in the first century rediscovers the common people in the time of Jesus, and contains a fresh evaluation of Jesus' relation to this complex society.

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User Review  - Pianojazz - LibraryThing

An interesting look at all the various political, religious, and terrorist groups active in lst century Judea. There some some very nasty characters active in those days in that part of the world, and ... Read full review

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Very difficult read. Gave me the impression that the New Testament was not too esteemed by the author. Read full review


Chapter OneHistorical Background
Chapter TwoAncient Jewish Social Banditry
Chapter ThreeRoyal Pretenders and Popular

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Richard A. Horsley is Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and the Study of Religion at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. He is a prolific author with twenty New Testament studies to his credit, including Scribes, Visionaries, and the Politics of Second Temple Judea, and editor of In the Shadow of Empire: Reclaiming the Bible as a History of Faithful Resistance, both from Westminster John Knox Press.

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