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Scholarly literature on Jesus has often attempted to relate his miracles to their Jewish context, but that context has not been surveyed in its own right. This volume fills that gap by examining both the ideas on miracle in Second Temple literature (including Josephus, Philo, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha) and the evidence for contemporary Jewish miracle workers. The penultimate chapter explores insights from cultural anthropology to round out the picture obtained from the literary evidence, and the study concludes that Jesus is distinctive as a miracle-worker in his Jewish context while nevertheless fitting into it.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841273150
ISBN-10: 1841273155
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Pages: 442
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 27-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Eric Eve

Eric Eve is junior research fellow and college lecturer in Theology at Harris Manchester College, Oxford

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