Who's Who in the Age of Jesus

Who's Who in the Age of Jesus

Book - 2005
Rate this:
The books of the New Testament are some of the most extraordinary documents ever created-brilliant, vivid works central to the lives of many millions of readers over the centuries. Yet the picture they give of Jesus's world is a very partial one. Written some time after the events they describe, and with very specific doctrinal aims, they offer fascinating glimpses of Palestine that are nevertheless often refracted through a prism of doubtful clarity.


Geza Vermes, one of the world's foremost biblical scholars, is uniquely positioned to guide the reader through the many conundrums presented by the New Testament. Who's Who in the Age of Jesus is an ambitious and enjoyable attempt to sift through the sources for the period to create biographies of all the major (and some fascinating minor) figures from Jesus's era. The book allows readers to understand a Jewish, Roman, and Hellenistic world crowded with explosive, mutually antagonistic groups-a world that would give rise both to a new Judaism and ultimately to Christianity.

Publisher: London : 2005
ISBN: 9780140515657
0140515658
Branch Call Number: ANF 225.922 VERM
Characteristics: ix, 285 p. : ill., tables, maps ; 24 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at LCCL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top