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Title: Death of the Messiah: From Gethsemane to the Grave, a Commentary on the Passion Narratives in the Four Gospels, Volume 1
Author: Brown, Raymond E, SS
Publisher: Yale University Press; Publication Date: 1999
Paperback; ISBN: 9780300140095
Volumes: 1; Pages: 912
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Since its original publication in 1994 as a two-volume hardcover boxed set, "The Death of the Messiah" has lived up to early expectations and become the benchmark by which any future study of the Passion narratives will be measured. Now available in paperback, Raymond E. Brown's masterful study examines every detail of the four Gospel stories of the final agonizing days of Jesus' life. Where others simply describe the accounts of the death of the Messiah as if they were one seamless whole, Father Brown reads and explains each Gospel on its own terms and elucidates the themes that make each one unique. "The Death of the Messiah" is the ideal complement to Brown's Birth of the Messiah, as thorough and expert in its handling of the Passion narratives as his book on the infancy narratives of the Gospels.
A companion to the widely hailed The Birth of the Messiah, this is the most complete study ever written of the Gospel accounts of Jesus' Passion and Death. Brown is "the premier Catholic Scripture scholar in the U. S."--Time Magazine
"Breathtaking! Raymond E. Brown's The Death of the Messiah crowns two millennia of Christian scholarship pondering the 'scandal of the crucifixion.' Brown has once again demonstrated his position as Father, Rabbi, and teacher to us all."--Burton L. Visotzky, Jewish Theological Seminary of America
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