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Overview Neusner has written this book to answer the central questions about the world of Judaism in which Christianity was born. He gives an overview of the history and religion of Israel and an analysis of the Judaic legacy as it endured among those who did not become Christians. He also discusses the troubling issue of the Pharisees and investigates the identity of the "historical Hillel."
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Jacob Neusner is Research Professor of Religion and Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. He has published more than nine hundred books and innumerable articles, and he is editor of "The Dictionary of Judaism in the Biblical Period" and the three-volume "Encyclopaedia of Judaism." In addition to his Rabbinic Midrash, he has translated the Mishnah, Tosefta, and both the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmud into English.
Jacob Neusner currently resides in Annandale-On-Hudson. Jacob Neusner was born in 1932 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Bard College Bard College, New York, USA Bard College, New York, USA B.
Jacob Neusner has published or released items in the following series...
Christianity and Judaism, the Formative Categories
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Simply excellent - an eye opener. Apr 8, 2003
The title says it all, as regards the contents of the book. However, Jews and Christians both would benefit from reading this book. A masterful work by a great Jewish scholar. This book was on my reading list for an introductory course in Christology offered by a Catholic university. While it aims to address beginner students in the field of Christianity, it does not specifically aim at Christians and those of the Jewish persuasion would gain much from reading this book.