Jesus the Jew
ISBN10: 0800614437 ISBN13: 9780800614430 Contributors: Ver'Es, G-Eza Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Pub Published: Jun 1 1981 Weight: 0.90lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
This now classic book is a significant corrective to several recent developments in the study of the historical Jesus. In contrast to depictions of Jesus as a wandering Cynic teacher, Geza Vermes offers a portrait based on evidence of charismatic activity in first-century Galilee. Vermes shows how the major New Testament titles of Jesus-prophet, Lord, Messiah, son of man, Son of God-can be understood in this historical context. The result is a description of Jesus that retains its power and its credibility.