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Jesus Outside the New Testament: An Introduction to the Ancient Evidence (Robert E Van Voorst) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2000) 9780802843685
Jesus Outside the New Testament: An Introduction to the Ancient Evidence (Robert E Van Voorst) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2000) 9780802843685
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Title: Jesus Outside the New Testament: An Introduction to the Ancient Evidence

Author: Voorst, Robert E Van

Publisher: Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co; Publication Date: 2000

Paperback; ISBN: 9780802843685

Volumes: 1; Pages: 262

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Did Jesus actually exist? Much has been written recently on this subject, including numerous books examining the New Testament record of Jesus' life. Now Robert Van Voorst presents and critiques the ancient evidence outside the New Testament_the Roman, Jewish, pre-New Testament, and post-New Testament writings that mention Jesus.This fascinating study of the early Christian and non-Christian record includes fresh translations of all the relevant texts. Van Voorst shows how and to what extent these ancient writings can be used to help reconstruct the historical Jesus.Contents1. The Study of Jesus Outside the New TestamentA Brief History of ResearchDid Jesus Really Exist?The Plan of the Present Work2. Jesus in Classical WritingsThallos: The Eclipse at Jesus' DeathPliny the Younger: The Christ of Christian WorshipSuetonius: The Instigator ChrestusTacitus: The Executed ChristMara bar Serapion: The Wise Jewish KingLucian of Samosata: The Crucified SophistCelsus: Christ the MagicianConclusions 3. Jesus in Jewish WritingsIs Jesus Mentioned in the Dead Sea Scrolls?Josephus: Jesus, a Wise Man Called the ChristThe Rabbinic Tradition: Jesus the Magician and DeceiverThe Toledot Yeshu: How Ancient a Polemic against Jesus?Conclusions 4. Jesus in the Sources of the Canonical GospelsL: Jesus, the Powerful Teacher and HealerThe Special Material of Matthew: An M Source on Jesus?The Signs Source of the Fourth Gospel: Jesus the MessiahQ: Jesus, the Agent of the Kingdom of GodConclusions 5. Jesus in Christian Writings after the New TestamentThe Agrapha: Scattered Sayings of JesusThe Nag Hammadi Literature: Jesus the Revealer of Secret KnowledgeThe New Testament Apocrypha: Traditions and Legends about JesusConclusionsBibliographyIndex of NamesIndex of SubjectsIndex of Scripture and Other Ancient Writings
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