Item description for Studies in Exegesis: Christian Critiques of Jewish Law and Rabbinic Responses, 70-300 C.E (Brill Reference Library of Judaism) by Herbert W. Basser...
Is early Christianity simply Judaism in a foreign accent? Do we have evidence from the Jewish side concerning which biblical verses Jews and Christians bickered over in their interpretations? What did Jesus and Pharisees really argue about? By closely examining the exegetical underpinnings of the controversies between Jews and Christians, Herbert Basser discovers the Jewish side to a debate that he feels has not had adequate scholarly treatment. He goes behind the words of the gospels and behind the words of the rabbis to decipher the sources upon which both are based in order to make sense of them. Baser shows that the strife between Jews and Christians developed primarily after the death of Jesus when the early Christian traditions were recast by church writers into bitter controversies between Jesus and Pharisees and between Christian and Jew - controversies that have widened and increased with the passage of centuries.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.7" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2000
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004118489 ISBN13 9789004118485
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More About Herbert W. Basser
Herbert W. Basser, Ph.D. (1983) in Religious Studies, University of Toronto, is Professor of Religion at Queen's University, Canada. His works, focussing on Jewish texts and the Jewish back-ground of Christianity, include "Pseudo-Rabad: Commentary to Sifre Numbers" (Scholars Press, 1998).