Preface Acknowledgments Abbreviations Introduction 1. Jesus' Birth and Life in Galilee 2. Judaism in the Time of Jesus 3. The Jesus of the Gospels and the Jesus of History 4. John the Baptist 5. The Prophet Leader 6. The Kingdom 7. The Battle with Satan 8. Jesus and the Laws 9. The Anointed One 10. The Last Week 11. From a Jewish Group to a Multi-Ethnic Roman Movement Glossary Bibliography Index
Reconstructs the life of Jesus in the context of first-century Galilee, using the most up-to-date archaeological evidence and insights from New Testament scholarship and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Cecilia Wassen is Senior Lecturer in New Testament at Uppsala University, Sweden. Tobias Hagerland is Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies and Theology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Ranging across a wide swathe of ancient texts and modern interpretive problems; lighting the way with wonderful photographs, tables and graphics; considering various methods and reconstructing ancient contexts: Wassen and Hagerland expertly lead the reader-whether student or scholar-over the rough terrain of contemporary New Testament scholarship on Jesus and on the earliest movements that formed around his mission and message. You could not ask for better guides. * PAULA FREDRIKSEN, The Hebrew University, Israel *