Historical Jesus, Quest for the
Jesus, Historical, Quest for Overviews the scholarly pursuit to create the best reconstruction of Jesus’ life and teachings through the use of the best readings of the most recent historical data.
Jesus Christ (ca. 5/4 bc–ad 30/33). According to the New Testament, Jesus Christ is the incarnate Word of God, the Creator and Savior of the world, the founder of Christianity, and the sinless exemplar of its principles and practices. “Jesus”—His personal name—is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew “Jeshua” (or
Jesus in the Talmud
Jesus, Canonical Approach to The portrayal of Jesus according to the accounts of the canonical Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John). These texts present the story of Jesus as the climax of salvation history, within the context of God’s dealings with Israel, and in support of the Christian Church’s
Pharisees (Φαρισαῖος, Pharisaios). Members of a Jewish party that exercised strict piety according to Mosaic law. The Pharisees were a sect within early Judaism, becoming active around 150 bc and enduring as a distinct party until being subsumed into the Rabbinic movement around ad 135.
Pharisees, Critical Issues
Pharisees, Critical Issues Surveys modern scholarship on the New Testament’s portrayal of the Pharisees. Since the Gospels focus on the ministry, teaching, and passion of Jesus, they provide only anecdotal evidence of the Pharisees. Scholarly investigation—especially of extrabiblical sources—seeks a
Qumran and Jesus
Qumran and Jesus Explores the parallels between Jesus and the Qumran community.