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Jesus of Nazareth


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TitleJesus of Nazareth
PublisherVarda Books
Publication Date2009
Pages437


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Contents 

New Page 6

TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE 5

INTRODUCTION 9

GLOSSARY 15

FIRST BOOK: THE SOURCES 17

GENERAL REMARKS 17

I. THE HEBREW SOURCES:

(A) TALMUD AND MIDRASH 18

(B) "TOL'DOTH YESHU" 47

II. THE GREEK AND LATIN SOURCES :

(A) JOSEPHUS 55

(Β) TACITUS, SUETONIUS AND PLINY THE YOUNGER 60

III. PAUL THE APOSTLE 63

IV. THE EARLY FATHERS OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH 65

V. THE APOCRYPHAL AND UNCANONICAL GOSPELS 67

VI. THE CANONICAL GOSPELS AND THE STUDY OF

THE LIFE OF JESUS 71

VII. SUMMARY OF CONCLUSIONS 125

SECOND BOOK: THE PERIOD 129

GENERAL REMARKS 129

I. POLITICAL CONDITIONS 135

II. ECONOMIC CONDITIONS 174

III. RELIGIOUS AND INTELLECTUAL CONDITIONS 193

THIRD BOOK: THE EARLY LIFE OF JESUS: JOHN THE BAPTIST 229

I. THE CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH OF JESUS 229

II. JOHN THE BAPTIST 239

III. THE BAPTISM OF JESUS: HIS TEMPTATIONS AND HIS FIRST MANIFESTATION 251

FOURTH BOOK: THE BEGINNING OF JESUS' MINISTRY . 259

I. JESUS' EARLY MINISTRY: THE PREACHER OF PARABLES AND THE PERFORMER OF MIRACLES 259

II. JESUS AT THE HEIGHT OF HIS SUCCESS: HIS ENCOUNTER WITH THE PHARISEES 273

III. THE TWELVE APOSTLES: FRESH ENCOUNTERS WITH THE PHARISEES 283

FIFTH BOOK : JESUS REVEALS HIMSELF AS MESSIAH 293

I. JESUS IN THE BORDERS OF TYRE AND SIDON AND IN DECAPOLIS 293

II. AT CAESAREA PHILIPPI: JESUS REVEALS HIMSELF TO HIS DISCIPLES AS THE MESSIAH 299

III. THE JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM : AT JERICHO 304

IV. IN BETHPHAGE: JESUS REVEALS HIMSELF PUBLICLY AS MESSIAH 308

SIXTH BOOK: JESUS IN JERUSALEM 311

I. THE CLEANSING OF THE TEMPLE 311

II. THE DISPUTES IN THE TEMPLE-COURT 317

III. JUDAS ISCARIOT : THE LAST SUPPER 324

IV. GETHSEMANE : THE GREAT TRAGEDY 330

SEVENTH BOOK: THE TRIAL AND CRUCIFIXION OF JESUS 333

I. THE ARREST IN THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE 333

II. THE TRIAL 339

III. THE CRUCIFIXION 349

IV. THE ACCOUNT OF THE RESURRECTION 356

EIGHTH BOOK: THE TEACHING OF JESUS 361

I. GENERAL NOTE 361

II. THE JEWISHNESS OF JESUS 363

III. POINTS OF OPPOSITION BETWEEN JUDAISM AND THE TEACHING OF JESUS 369

IV. JESUS' IDEA OF GOD 377

V. THE ETHICAL TEACHING OF JESUS 381

VI. THE DAY OF JUDGMENT AND THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN 398

VII. TΗΕ CHARACTER OF JESUS AND THE SECRET OF HIS INFLUENCE 408

VIII. CONCLUSION: WHAT IS JESUS TO THE JEWS? 413

INDEX 415




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