Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home
Jesus and the Temple
  • Cited by 2
  • Export citation
  • Recommend to librarian
  • Buy the print book

Book description

Most Jesus specialists agree that the Temple incident led directly to Jesus' arrest, but the precise relationship between Jesus and the Temple's administration remains unclear. Jesus and the Temple examines this relationship, exploring the reinterpretation of Torah observance and traditional Temple practices that are widely considered central components of the early Jesus movement. Challenging a growing tendency in contemporary scholarship to assume that the earliest Christians had an almost uniformly positive view of the Temple's sacrificial system, Simon J. Joseph addresses the ambiguous, inconsistent, and contradictory views on sacrifice and the Temple in the New Testament. This volume fills a significant gap in the literature on sacrifice in Jewish Christianity. It introduces a new hypothesis positing Jesus' enactment of a program of radically nonviolent eschatological restoration, an orientation that produced Jesus' conflicts with his contemporaries and inspired the first attributions of sacrificial language to his death.

Reviews

'There is much to be commended in this book. Jesus and the Temple is a very readable and well-researched investigation into the circumstances of Jesus’s death. … an engaging read and one full of tantalizing possibilities. Joseph’s arguments deserve to be taken seriously by anyone interested in the study of the historical Jesus and the question of why he died.'

Timothy Wardle Source: Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

'… this is an excellent scholarly work on the historical Jesus and an insightful resource for both undergraduate and graduate courses on the topic.'

Yongbom Lee Source: Horizons

Refine List

Actions for selected content:

Select all | Deselect all
  • View selected items
  • Export citations
  • Download PDF (zip)
  • Send to Kindle
  • Send to Dropbox
  • Send to Google Drive

Save Search

You can save your searches here and later view and run them again in "My saved searches".

Please provide a title, maximum of 40 characters.
×

Contents

Metrics

Altmetric attention score

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Book summary page views

Total views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between #date#. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed.