Ships from/sold by Buy.com
See All Buying Options
advertisement

Rabbi Jesus An Intimate Biography (Paperback)

Author:  Bruce Chilton
Earn Super Points: Write a Review
Sorry, this selection is currently unavailable.
Rabbi Jesus Chilton, Bruce 1 of 1
$16.99
(Save 32%)
$11.54 + $2.90 SHIPPING
EARN 12 RAKUTEN SUPER POINTS™ Super Points
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
FORMAT: Paperback
CONDITION:  Brand New
IN STOCK: Usually Ships within 1 business day
2 New
from
$11.54
See all sellers
45 day return policy
Share
promo
 
Description
More Buying Options
 

Learn more about Rabbi Jesus:

Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0385497938
ISBN-13: 9780385497930
Sku: 30864618
Publish Date: 2/1/2002
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.75L x 0.75T
Pages:  352
Age Range:  NA
 
Seamlessly merging history and biography, 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. Photos & illustrations.
From the Publisher:
This extraordinary biography sweeps readers into first-century Palestine and vividly re-creates the culture and religious traditions that shaped Jesus' life and teachings.Beginning 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.A biblical scholar offers a close-up look at the religious and cultural forces that shaped the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, drawing on recent archaeological discoveries to furnish a vivid account of the political forces, social customs, and religious beliefs and practices of the period and analyzing ancient texts to examine Jesus's early life. Reprint.
Annotation:
Bruce Chilton, Bell Professor of Religion at Bard College, provides a historical account of the life of Jesus in first-century Palestine. His approach, unlike other biographies, is to focus particularly on the Jewish elements of the literary and archeological evidence and to offer psychological insights to Christ, the man.

Product Attributes

Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0352
Product attributePublisher:   Image
Advertisement Bottom