Historical Jesus in Context  -     Edited By: Amy-Jill Levine, Dale C. Allison Jr., John Dominic Crossan
Buy Item $44.95 Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

Historical Jesus in Context

Princeton University Press / 2006 / Paperback

$44.95 (CBD Price)
Availability: Expected to ship on or about 06/04/15.
CBD Stock No: WW009929

Current Promotions
* This product is not available for expedited shipping.
  • In This Series (2)
In This Series (2)
  1. Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
    Add To Cart
  2. Expected to ship on or about 06/04/15.
    Add To Cart

Product Description

Bringing together a broad range of ancient Christian, Jewish, pagan, and Coptic texts, this landmark collection sheds important light on the historical Jesus and places the narratives in their literary, social, and archaeological context. Twenty-five prominent experts offer new translations and the latest research. 424 pages, softcover. Princeton University.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 424
Vendor: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.00 X 1.0 (inches)
ISBN: 0691009929
ISBN-13: 9780691009926
Availability: Expected to ship on or about 06/04/15.
Series: Princeton Readings in Religions

Related Products

  1. Matthew: A Shorter Commentary
    Matthew: A Shorter Commentary
    W.D. Davies & Dale Allison
    Continuum International / 2005 / Trade Paperback
    $52.49 Retail: $65.00 Save 19% ($12.51)
    Availability: Expected to ship on or about 05/07/15.
    CBD Stock No: WW082490
  2. Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant
    Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant
    John Dominic Crossan
    HarperOne / 1993 / Trade Paperback
    $13.99 Retail: $19.99 Save 30% ($6.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW616296

Publisher's Description

"The Historical Jesus in Context" is a landmark collection that places the gospel narratives in their full literary, social, and archaeological context. More than twenty-five internationally recognized experts offer new translations and descriptions of a broad range of texts that shed new light on the Jesus of history, including pagan prayers and private inscriptions, miracle tales and martyrdoms, parables and fables, divorce decrees and imperial propaganda.

The translated materials--from Christian, Coptic, and Jewish as well as Greek, Roman, and Egyptian texts--extend beyond single phrases to encompass the full context, thus allowing readers to locate Jesus in a broader cultural setting than is usually made available. This book demonstrates that only by knowing the world in which Jesus lived and taught can we fully understand him, his message, and the spread of the Gospel.

Gathering in one place material that was previously available only in disparate sources, this formidable book provides innovative insight into matters no less grand than first-century Jewish and Gentile life, the composition of the Gospels, and Jesus himself.

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook


Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.


Availability: Expected to ship on or about 06/04/15. You may order this item now and we will ship it to you when it arrives. If you are charging this purchase to a credit card, you will not be charged for this item and its portion of your shipping charges until it is shipped.

Send Me Email  Email me when this product is available.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search