Jesus in His Jewish Context

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SCM Press, Jan 1, 2003 - Religion - 198 pages
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Written by Geza Vermes, one of Jewish studies' leading figures, this text acts as a useful introduction for undergraduate students studying historical Jesus modules. New material covered by the book includes: the Jesus Notice of Josephus re-examined; a summary of the law by Flavius Josephus; Josephus' treatment of the Book of Daniel; new light on the "Binding of Isaac" from Qumran; and the Dead Sea Scrolls 50 years on.

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I don’t care for this author. I feel he poses as an an author that takes a academic / scholarly approach to the Real Jesus. However, I have found his works to be just a rehash of atheistic views of ... Read full review

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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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