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The Birth of the Messiah (Anchor Bible) Hardcover – Aug 1998


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  • Hardcover: 752 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell; Revised edition edition (Aug 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385472021
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385472029
  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 5.7 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,915,179 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"One of the premier events in biblical publishing... One thing is sure: This book will become a classic study of the nature and message of the infancy narratives."-The Bible Today The Bible Today "Brown's treatment of the infancy narratives is definitive. It will undoubtedly be the standard work on the subject for years to come."-Best Sellers Best Sellers --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 5 April 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is an astounding achievement of Biblical criticism and commentary. Brown's famous detective work is in full-swing, here, and the final effect is a strengthening of the value of the Infancy Narratives rather than a detraction. Marvellous!
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Just a short review here.

Raymond Brown was a man full of insight and wisdom and applied that in particular to the gospel of John and then to the infancy narratives. His main theme is that they are more than history and attempt to demonstrate that Jesus is the fulfilment of the old testament and the personification of the people of God. Its challenging, interesting and importantly readable. Not for the closed mind fundamentalist but mainstream Christians will enjoy and value this work.
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The birth of Jesus has puzzled many people. It is full of contradictions, not least the gap between the infancy narratives of Matthew and Luke. The Jewish tax collector and Greek physician might be expected to have different perspectives, but both strive to be honest -- so why the contradictions?? This book towers over most biographies of Jesus and New Testament Commentaries. It is distinguished by Raymond Brown's scholarship and sincerity combined with clarity of organization, thought and expression. He engages the reader in the best way possible. He reconciles difficult issues of conflict by means of courtesy rather than glossing over. If the reader's perspective is Catholic, Protestant, or other he or she will be gently confronted with one insight after another which at least assures learning at the feet of a master. The greatness of the book is possibly indicated by its substantial length and the fact that it is not one page too long. If you want to know the secret at the heart of Christianity, forget about Dan Brown.
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Once again Father Brown provides a fascinating way of discovering biblical texts and of exploring the differences between the 4 gospels and the reasons for this
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By Jacqueline Rees on 5 Nov 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Excellent condition.
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