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A compelling biography of Jesus of Nazareth, written by eminent Jewish scholar of the Second Temple and Early Christianity.

FOREWORD The present volume marks the culmination of David Flussers life-long interest in and study of the historical Jesus. His unwelcome death on his 83rd birthday, September 15, 2000, has brought to a close a legacy of erudition that will not soon be seen again in Israel. This third edition of his biography of Jesus includes Flussers final corrections and additions to the previous versions. In addition, there appears a new appended chapter,  A New Portrait of Salome. The recent discovery of the face of the daughter of Herodias on a coin provided Flusser with the impetus to give fresh attention to the young girl who played such a pivotal role in the death of John the Baptist. The result is a correction to the distorted picture given to her by scholarship over the last 150 years. Flussers study once again demonstrates his unique integration of multiple disciplines — archaeology, history and philology— to the study of the New Testament. M y collaborative effort with Professor Flusser has been for me one of the most stimulating and fulfilling experiences during my years of research in Jerusalem. I came here in 1983 to study with him at the Hebrew University under the notion that the issues of language, culture, history and physical setting make a difference in how we read the Gospels. I have not been disappointed. Often, we Christians read the stories and sayings of Jesus with little knowledge of the contemporary issues, personages and nuances of language that provide such an important element in molding our understanding of his life and teachings. When first asked to assist in the re- publication of the 1968 English edition of Flussers Jesus, I assumed that the task would merely involve improving and correcting the language problems in the previous English translation. However, we soon realized that with the passage of almost 30 years it would be necessary to rewrite the Chapter Home  | TOC  | Index

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Front matterHalf Title page Title page Copyright pageDedication Page Table of Contents FOREWORDPREFACEPREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITIONContents1 THE SOURCES 2 ANCESTRY 3 BAPTISM 4 LAW 5 LOVE 6 ETHICS7 THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN 8 THE SON 9 THE SON OF MAN 10 JERUSALEM 11 DEATH 12 EPILOGUE 13 THE HOUSE OF DAVID ON AN OSSUARY1 14 WHO IS IT THAT STRUCK YOU? 115 ... TO BURY CAIAPHAS, NOT TO PRAISE HIM 116 WHAT WAS THE ORIGINAL MEANING OF ECCE HOMO?117 THE CRUCIFIED ONE AND THE JEWS118 ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS: JESUS WEEPS OVER JERUSALEM1 19 THE TOPOGRAPHY AND ARCHEOLOGY OF THE PASSION: A RECONSTRUCTION OF THE VIA DOLOROSA 20 THE STAGES OF REDEMPTION HISTORY ACCORDING TO JOHN THE BAPTIST AND JESUS1 21 A NEW PORTRAIT OF SALOME Back matterCHRONOLOGICAL TABLEBIBLIOGRAPHYINDEX OF SOURCESHEBREW BIBLETARGUMIMNEW TESTAMENTRABBINIC LITERATUREAPOCRYPHA AND PSEUDEPIGRAPHADEAD SEA SCROLLSOTHER SCROLLS AND SCROLL FRAGMENTSJOSEPHUS FLAVIUSPHILOJOSIPPONMEDIEVAL JEWISH BIBLE EXEGESISCHURCH FATHERSGREEK AND LATIN AUTHORSINDEX OF SUBJECTSBack Cover
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