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Jesus and His Contemporaries: Comparative Studies (Arbeiten Zur Geschichte Des Antiken Judentums Und Des Urchristentums, Bd. 25.) [Paperback]

Craig A. Evans
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24 Feb 2012 Arbeiten Zur Geschichte Des Antiken Judentums Und Des Urchristentums, Bd. 25.
This book offers several points of comparison between Jesus and his approximate contemporaries. It concludes that Jesus is not a Cynic of Stoic philosopher but a charismatic prophet who was recognized as Messiah through whom the Kingdom of God would appear. This publication has also been published in hardback (no longer available).

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  • Paperback: 546 pages
  • Publisher: BRILL (24 Feb 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0391041185
  • ISBN-13: 978-0391041189
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 3.4 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,084,272 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Craig A. Evans is a Professor of Biblical Studies and the Director of the Graduate Program in Biblical Studies at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia.

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5.0 out of 5 stars If only there were 6 stars! 10 Jan 2007
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This work is a truly eye-opening study, looking at the First-Century religious context in Palestine as key to understanding the historical Jesus. Evans includes much analysis of the Dead Sea Scrolls, especially the newly-published materials, and considers vital Rabbinical traditions. Though it's a very scholarly work by a world expert in the area, the text is surprisingly accessible, and the intelligent non-expert will benefit from it greatly. If you're presently persuaded by Jesus Seminar scholars and the like, I recommend you balance up by reading this - because, frankly, once this quality of scholarship is encountered, the more fashionable stuff that's on offer begins to look embarrassing. I cannot recommend this highly enough.
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