Jesus the Jew: A Historian's Reading of the Gospels

Synopsis

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 title 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.

Additional information

Contributors:
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Minneapolis
Publication year:
  • 1981

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