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Rabbi Jesus : An Intimate Biography
by Bruce Chilton




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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. It is, however, Chilton’s description of Jesus’ role as a rabbi-- or "master" of Jewish oral traditions-- and as a practitioner of a Galilean form of Judaism 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.

"My purpose in [this book] is not to offend anyone, but to search through the complexities of evidence and arguments in order to find the core from which Christian faith was generated." -- Bruce Chilton

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Overview

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. It is, however, Chilton’s description of Jesus’ role as a rabbi-- or "master" of Jewish oral traditions-- and as a practitioner of a Galilean form of Judaism 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.

"My purpose in [this book] is not to offend anyone, but to search through the complexities of evidence and arguments in order to find the core from which Christian faith was generated." -- Bruce Chilton


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  • ISBN-13: 9780385497930
  • ISBN-10: 0385497938
  • Publisher: Image
  • Publish Date: February 2002
  • Page Count: 352
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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