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Title The historical Jesus in context / Amy-Jill Levine, Dale C. Allison, Jr., and John Dominic Crossan, editors.

Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2006.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (x, 440 pages) : maps.
Series Princeton readings in religions
Princeton readings in religions.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Archaeological contributions to the study of Jesus and the Gospels / Jonathan L. Reed -- Josephus on John the Baptist and other Jewish prophets of deliverance / Craig A. Evans -- Abba and Father: imperial theology in the contexts of Jesus and the Gospels / Mary Rose D'Angelo -- Miraculous conceptions and births in Mediterranean antiquity / Charles H. Talbert -- First and Second Enoch: a cry against oppression and the promise of deliverance / George W.E. Nickelsburg -- Jesus and the Dead Sea scrolls / Peter Flint -- The Chreia / David B. Gowler -- The Galilean charismatic and Rabbinic piety: the holy man in the Talmudic literature / Alan J. Avery-Peck -- Miracle stories: the god Asclepius, the Pythagorean philosophers, and the Roman rulers / Wendy Cotter -- The Mithras liturgy / Marvin Meyer -- Apuleius of Madauros / Ian H. Henderson -- The parable in the Hebrew Bible and Rabbinic literature / Gary G. Porton -- The Aesop tradition / Lawrence M. Wills -- Targum, Jesus, and the Gospels / Bruce Chilton.
The Psalms of Solomon / Joseph L. Trafton -- Moral and ritual purity / Jonathan Klawans -- Gospel and Talmud / Herbert W. Basser -- Philo of Alexandria / Gregory E. Sterling -- The law of Roman divorce in the time of Christ / Thomas A.J. McGinn -- Associations in the ancient world / John S. Kloppenborg -- Anointing traditions / Teresa J. Hornsby -- The Passover Haggadah / Calum Carmichael -- Joseph and Aseneth: food as an identity marker / Randall D. Chesnutt -- The Pliny and Trajan correspondence / Bradley M. Peper and Mark DelCogliano -- Imitations of Greek epic in the Gospels / Dennis R. MacDonald -- Narratives of noble death / Robert Doran -- Isaiah 53:1-12 (Septuagint) / Ben Witherington III -- Thallus on the Crucifixion / Dale C. Allison Jr.
Summary The Historical Jesus in Context is a landmark collection that places the gospel narratives in their full literary, social, and archaeological context. More than twenty-five internationally recognized experts offer new translations and descriptions of a broad range of texts that shed new light on the Jesus of history, including pagan prayers and private inscriptions, miracle tales and martyrdoms, parables and fables, divorce decrees and imperial propaganda. The translated materials--from Christian, Coptic, and Jewish as well as Greek, Roman, and Egyptian texts--extend beyond single phrases to e.
Other author Levine, Amy-Jill, 1956-
Allison, Dale C., Jr., 1955-
Crossan, John Dominic.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Jesus Christ -- Historicity.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781400827374 (electronic bk.)
140082737X (electronic bk.)
0691009910 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780691009919 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0691009929 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780691009926 (pbk. ; alk. paper)