""'A painstakingly researched, meticulously documented, cogently reasoned and eminently readable book. It represents an important step forward in New Testament study which henceforward scholars, even if they do not agree with it will not be able to ignore.' Times Literary Supplement 'For those who are concerned to penetrate to the historical realities within the gospel records this is an extremely important book.' Expository Times 'Can only be described as epoch-making.' Jewish Chronicle"" In this, Geza Vermes' best known book, there emerges perhaps the closest portrayal that we have of a genuinely historical Jesus. Freed from the weight and onus of Christian doctrine or Jewish animus, Jesus here appears as a vividly human, yet profoundly misunderstood, figure, thoroughly grounded and contextualised within the extraordinary intellectual and cultural cross currents of his day. Jesus the Jew is a remarkable portrait by a brilliant scholar writing at the height of his powers, informed by insights from the New Testament, Jewish literature, and the Dead Sea Scrolls alike.
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This now classic book is a significant corrective to several recent developments in the study of the historical Jesus. In contrast to depictions of Jesus as a wandering Cynic teacher, Geza Vermes offers a portrait based on evidence of charismatic activity in first-century Galilee. Vermes shows how the major New Testament titles of Jesus-prophet, Lord, Messiah, son of man, Son of God-can be understood in this historical context. The result is a description of Jesus that retains its power and its credibility.
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Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1973. Book Condition: Poor. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition. Bookseller Inventory # 5631772
Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. More than minor wear but a good copy. Bookseller Inventory # HBS-00238903-B
Book Description Collins, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. Burnt orange boards with gold lettering to spine. Inscribed by the previous owner. Slightly bumped, and foxed on top. All pages complete and clean. Binding is good. Dust jacket is faded on the spine, unclipped, discoloured and slightly tatty at the edges. Bookseller Inventory # C021
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0002153734 EX LIBRARY , MARK TO INSIDE OF FRONT COVER , CLIPPED DJ. Bookseller Inventory # BBB0019207
Book Description Aug 20, 1973. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. An Ex-Library Hardback with dust jacket, officially withdrawn, usual library stamps and markings. Pencil underlining/ref marks doesn't obscure print. Shelf wear to dj and boards. Text block/page edges grubby. Bookseller Inventory # FBA-13609
Book Description Collins, London, United Kingdom, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. The main fascination of this book lies in the use of Jewish material much more relevant to Jesus and his teaching than the Dead Sea Scrolls. Slight rubbing to edges of now protected dust-jacket, not price-clipped. Next day dispatch by Royal Mail. 1000's of satisfied customers! Please contact us with any enquiries. Bookseller Inventory # 000432