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Jesus and Temple: Textual and Archaeological Explorations
Charlesworth, James H., editor

Minneapolis: Fortress, 2014 pp. xvi + 282. $39.00



Description: 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. Jesusí 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 here gathers essays from world-renowned archaeologists and biblical scholars to address the current state of knowledge and to consider anew vital questions about the templeís significance for Jesus, for his followers, and for New Testament readers today.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, Early Christian Literature, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Early Church Origins, Archaeology, Dead Sea Scrolls

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Review by S. Aaron Son
Published 8/25/2015
Citation: S. Aaron Son, review of James H. Charlesworth, ed., Jesus and Temple: Textual and Archaeological Explorations, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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