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Jesus and Temple: Textual and Archaeological Explorations
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Jesus and Temple: Textual and Archaeological Explorations


Fortress Press 2014

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The New Testament provides abundant evidence that Jesus frequented the temple, as did his followers after his death. But the Gospels also depict Jesus in conflict with temple authorities. Jesus’ attitude toward the temple is at the center of current historical Jesus research, yet those discussions are often not current with the latest archaeological and related findings. James H. Charlesworth gathers essays from world-renowned archaeologists and biblical scholars to address the current state of knowledge and to reconsider vital questions about the temple’s significance for Jesus, his followers, and New Testament readers today.

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For another great resource on biblical archaeology, check out Near Eastern Archaeology: A Reader, 2nd ed.

Key Features

  • Focuses on the importance of the temple to Jesus and his followers
  • Presents recent archaeological discoveries
  • Includes contributions from world-renowned archaeologists and biblical scholars


  • “Imagining the Temple Known to Jesus and to Early Jews” by Leen Ritmeyer
  • “The Second Temple in Jerusalem” by Dan Bahat
  • “The Importance of the Temple for Ancient Jews” by Lawrence H. Schiffman
  • “The Psalms as Hymns in the Temple of Jerusalem” by Gary A. Rendsburg
  • “Reverence for Jerusalem and the Temple in Galilean Society” by Mordechai Aviam
  • “Jesus and the Temple” by James H. Charlesworth
  • “The Temple and Jesus’ Followers” by James H. Charlesworth
  • “The Temple and Jesus the High Priest in the New Testament” by Harold W. Attridge
  • “An Unperceived Early Jewish-Christian Temple Source” by George T. Zervos

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About James H. Charlesworth

James H. Charlesworth is George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Princeton Theological Seminary. His academic interests include the Dead Sea Scrolls, apocryphal works, the historical Jesus, the Gospel of John, and the Revelation of John. He teaches courses on the relationship between the Jesus traditions in the Gospels and the theologies of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the life and thought of Jesus of Nazareth, the Old Testament in the New, the Gospel and Epistles of John, and the Hebrew and theology of the Dead Sea Scrolls. He is the author of The Messiah: Developments in Earliest Judaism and Christianity, The Pesharim and Qumran History, and is the editor of The Old Testament Pseudepigripha.

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