Jesus Within Judaism: New Light from Exciting Archaeological Discoveries

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Doubleday, 1988 - Religion - 265 pages
"As James H. Charlesworth points out in Jesus Within Judaism, we cannot understand Jesus, nor fully appreciate him, without knowing the times in which he lived and the culture in which his thoughts were formed. Drawing on a series of spectacular recent discoveries in archaeology and in the literature of the period, Charlesworth begins the scholarly process of filling a critical gap in our historical records"--Jacket.

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Basing his work on manuscript and archaeological discoveries that include the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Nag Hammadi Codices, and excavations in Jerusalem, Biblical scholar Charlesworth eschews a ... Read full review

Contents

Research on the Historical Jesus in
9
Jesus and the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha
30
Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls
54
Jesus the Nag Hammadi Codices
77
The Jesus of History and the Archaeology
103
Jesus Concept of God and His Self
131
CONCLUSION
165
List of Documents in the Old Testament
173
List of Documents in the Nag Hammadi
182
ABBREVIATIONS
209
SELECTED AND ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
223
INDEX OF TEXTS QUOTED
245
INDEX OF NAMES
253
INDEX OF SUBJECTS
260
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About the author (1988)

James H. Charlesworth is the George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature, and Director and Editor of the Princeton Theological Seminary Dead Sea Scrolls Project.

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