Jesus and Judaism

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Fortress Press, 1985 - Religion - 444 pages
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This work takes up two related questions with regard to Jesus: his intention and his relationship to his contemporaries in Judaism. These questions immediately lead to two others: the reason for his death (did his intention involve an opposition to Judaism which led to death?) and the motivating force behind the rise of Christianity (did the split between the Christian movement and Judaism originate in opposition during Jesus' lifetime?).
 

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Sanders is clearly one of the best New Testament scholars in the country today. His take on Jesus is well grounded in both text and culture, and cuts new ground, not for the sake of cutting new ground ... Read full review

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His points are good. His writing is extremely repetitive. He deliberately tops short of trying to make sense for the modern church of his conclusions. Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Method of proceeding
3
The sayings
13
A good hypothesis
18
State of the question
23
JESUS AND THE TEMPLE
61
The sayings about the destruction of the temple
71
NEW TEMPLE AND RESTORATION IN JEWISH LITERATURE
77
Jesus and the Gentiles
218
THE KINGDOM CONCLUSION
222
The nature of the kingdom
228
Jesus as religious type
237
THE LAW
245
The temple and the law
251
Let the dead bury the dead
252
The sinners
255

OTHER INDICATIONS OF RESTORATION ESCHATOLOGY
91
The twelve tribes
95
The twelve disciples
98
Repentance
106
Judgment
113
Conclusion
116
THE SAYINGS
123
the problem of the sayings material
129
The problem of diverse meanings
141
Conclusion
150
MIRACLES AND CROWDS
157
Miracles teaching and crowds in the Gospels
158
Motive
160
Miracles proclamation and crowds
164
Magic
165
Conclusion
170
THE SINNERS
174
The sinners the wicked the poor and the amme haarels
176
Terminology
177
The amme haarets and salvation
188
Jesus and the sinners
200
Tablefellowship
208
Conclusion
209
THE GENTILES
212
Jewish views of Gentiles
213
Divorce
256
Other antitheses and related sayings
260
Sabbath handwashing and food
264
Conclusion
267
OPPOSITION AND OPPONENTS
270
Persecution
281
Opponents
287
Conclusion
293
THE DEATH OF JESUS
294
The cause of the execution
296
The triumphal entry
306
The betrayal
309
Conclusion
317
CONCLUSION
319
Certainties possibilities and speculations
321
Meaning
327
The connecting link
334
the New Testament and Jewish restoration eschatology
335
Bibliography
341
Notes
355
Index of passages
414
Index of names
430
Index of subjects
437
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