Customer Reviews


3 Reviews
5 star:
 (1)
4 star:
 (1)
3 star:
 (1)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 

The most helpful favourable review
The most helpful critical review


1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting!
A few gems of gold along the way, this book is well worth reading. The only down side is on mythical figures in one chapter regarding baal etc, but it is good revealing of the (idols/gods) of Cannan. This book is definitely insightful.
Published 22 months ago by pastor Sam

versus
4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Old conceptions
Daniel Boyarin's 'The Jewish Gospels', is far from a new exposé. The apparently explosive contention that the concept of a divine messiah was not an alien import but part of classical Judaism is well known. The key phrase 'Son of God', which was previously thought to be indicative of Jesus in the New Testament, was, as has been pointed out in 'The Secret Initiation...
Published 23 months ago by Robert Feather


Most Helpful First | Newest First

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting!, 7 May 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Jewish Gospels, The (Hardcover)
A few gems of gold along the way, this book is well worth reading. The only down side is on mythical figures in one chapter regarding baal etc, but it is good revealing of the (idols/gods) of Cannan. This book is definitely insightful.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant commentary, 25 Aug. 2013
By 
Cjbevan "CJBevan" (Monmouthshire, Wales, UK) - See all my reviews
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Jewish Gospels, The (Hardcover)
Boyarin can always be counted upon for brilliant and idiosyncratic analysis. I do not always agree with him, but he is never dull, and have found his unique perspectives stimulating and exciting to read. It is hardly the last word on the small amount of text covered, but I have never read anything quite like it elsewhere, and it is a great complement to other material on Mark and the Gospels.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Old conceptions, 25 April 2013
By 
Robert Feather (London) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
This review is from: Jewish Gospels, The (Hardcover)
Daniel Boyarin's 'The Jewish Gospels', is far from a new exposé. The apparently explosive contention that the concept of a divine messiah was not an alien import but part of classical Judaism is well known. The key phrase 'Son of God', which was previously thought to be indicative of Jesus in the New Testament, was, as has been pointed out in 'The Secret Initiation of Jesus at Qumran', already in one of the Dead Sea Scrolls (4Q246). These texts, that pre-date Jesus, are much more demonstrative than the Book of Daniel (who Boyarin cites) for pre-existent Jewish ideas on messianism that find their way into Christianity.

In fact the `Yahad' at Qumran were waiting for two messiahs - one kingly and one priestly and close analysis of their attributes shows that these were incorporated into the character and teachings of Jesus.

This latter finding is not surprising as there is now strong evidence that Jesus was a member of the Jewish Qumran 'Yahad' from the age of about 12 to 30. Even the previous Pope has written about Jesus' membership of this so-called Essene community. The idea that Christianity came out of Judaism is nothing new and has been written about by many previous authors.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

Jewish Gospels, The
Jewish Gospels, The by Daniel Boyarin (Paperback - 11 July 2013)
£12.99
In stock
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Only search this product's reviews