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The Jewish Context of Jesus' Miracles
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The Jewish Context of Jesus' Miracles


Sheffield Academic Press 2002

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Scholarly literature on Jesus has often attempted to relate his miracles to their Jewish context, but that context has not been surveyed in its own right. This volume fills that gap by examining both the ideas on miracle in Second Temple literature (including Josephus, Philo, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha) and the evidence for contemporary Jewish miracle workers. The penultimate chapter explores insights from cultural anthropology to round out the picture obtained from the literary evidence, and the study concludes that Jesus is distinctive as a miracle-worker in his Jewish context while nevertheless fitting into it.

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  • Title: The Jewish Context of Jesus' Miracles
  • Authors: Eric Eve
  • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 440
  • Volume 231 in the Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement series

About Eric Eve

Eric Eve is Professor of Religion at the University of Toronto, Canada. He is well-known for his ground-breaking work on the Sayings Gospel Q. His most recent publication is Excavating Q: The History and Setting of the Sayings Gospel.

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