Rabbi Jesus: an Intimate Biography
The Jewish Life and Teachings That Inspired Christia
By (author) Bruce D. Chilton
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Rabbi Jesus: an Intimate Biography by Bruce D. Chilton
Book DescriptionBeginning with the Gospels, interpretations of the life of Jesus have flourished for nearly two millennia, yet a clear and coherent picture of Jesus as a man has remained elusive. In" Rabbi Jesus," the noted biblical scholar Bruce Chilton places Jesus within the context of his times to present a fresh, historically accurate, and revolutionary examination of the man who founded Christianity. Drawing on recent archaeological findings and new translations and interpretations of ancient texts, Chilton discusses in enlightening detail the philosophical and psychological foundations of Jesus ideas and beliefs. His in-depth investigation also provides evidence that contradicts long-held beliefs about Jesus and the movement he led. Chilton shows, for example, that the High Priest Caiaphas, as well as Pontius Pilate, played a central role in Jesus execution. It is, however, Chilton s description of Jesus role as a rabbi, or "master," of Jewish oral traditions, as a teacher of the Cabala, and as a practitioner of a Galilean form of Judaism that emphasized direct communication with God that casts an entirely new light on the origins of Christianity. Seamlessly merging history and biography, this penetrating, highly readable book uncovers truths lost to the passage of time and reveals a new Jesus for the new millennium."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780385497930
(244mm x 165mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Image Books
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Bruce D. Chilton
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A look at the use of Scriptural law by early Christian and Rabbinical Jews, assessing points of tension, emphasis and conflict.
Targums, Hardback (July 2011)
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Author Biography - Bruce D. Chilton
BRUCE CHILTON is the Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Religion at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson and priest at the Free Church of Saint John in Barrytown, New York. He is the author of many scholarly articles and books, including "Redeeming Time" and" A Galilean Rabbi and His Bible."
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