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Contents: PART 1: THE SETTING 1. Jesus the Jew 2. Jesus and Galilee 3. Jesus and charismatic Judaism PART 2: THE TITLES OF JESUS 4. Jesus the prophet Excursus: prophetic celibacy 5. Jesus the lord Excursus: 'lord' and the style of the Gospel of Mark 6. Jesus the Messiah Excursus: Jesus, son of David Excursus: the metaphorical us of 'to anoint' 7. Jesus the son of man Excursus: the cloud, a means of heavenly transport Excursus: debate on the circum- locutional use of son of man 8. Jesus the son of God Excursus: son of God and virgin birth GEZA VERMES: The author was born in Hungary in 1924, studied in Budapest and in Louvain. He is now Professor Emiritus of Jewish Studies and Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College. He continues to lecture at the Oriental Institute, has taught at Oxford and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
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.
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