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Jesus against the Scribal Elite: The Origins of the Conflict
Keith, Chris

Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2014 pp. xv + 188. $22.99

Description: How did the controversy between Jesus and the scribal elite begin? We know that it ended on a cross, but what put Jesus on the radar of established religious and political leaders in the first place? Chris Keith argues that, in addition to concerns over what Jesus taught and perhaps even how he taught, a crucial aspect of the rising conflict concerned his very status as a teacher. Addressing an overlooked aspect in Jesus studies, this fresh and provocative work is the first book-length treatment of the origins of the controversy between Jesus and the scribal authorities. It exposes the broader significance of Keith's highly regarded technical work on the literacy of Jesus.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Johannine Literature, John, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, Old Testament Apocrypha, Ecclesiasticus (Sirach), Pseudepigrapha, Mishnah, Talmudic and Rabbinic Literature, Early Christian Literature, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Other History, Textual Criticism, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, New Testament Theology, Dead Sea Scrolls, History of Interpretation

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Review by Albert Lukaszewski
Published 3/2/2016
Citation: Albert Lukaszewski, review of Chris Keith, Jesus against the Scribal Elite: The Origins of the Conflict, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


Review by Cornelis Bennema
Published 3/1/2016
Citation: Cornelis Bennema, review of Chris Keith, Jesus against the Scribal Elite: The Origins of the Conflict, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


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