Key Events in the Life of the Historical Jesus
A Collaborative Exploration of Contexts & Coherence
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, No. 247

Edited by Darryll L. Bock & Robert L. Webb
December 2009
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed by Coronet Books
ISBN: 9783161501449
931 pages
$375.00 Hardcover

Using a carefully defined approach to historical Jesus studies and historical method, this collection of essays examines twelve key events in the life of Jesus that were part of a decade-long collaborative research project. Each essay examines the case for the event’s authenticity and then explores the social and cultural background to the event to provide an understanding of the event’s historical significance. The first six events are related to the public ministry context of Jesus, mostly associated with his Galilean ministry, while latter six events involve his final days in Jerusalem. The final essay closes with suggestions about how these events cohere and what they can tell us about what Jesus did.

Survey of contents:

Darrell L. Bock/Robert L. Webb: Introduction to Key Events and Actions in the Life of the Historical Jesus - Robert L. Webb: The Historical Enterprise and Historical Jesus Research - Robert L. Webb: Jesus’ Baptism by John: Its Historicity and Significance - Craig A. Evans: Exorcisms and the Kingdom: Inaugurating the Kingdom of God and Defeating the Kingdom of Satan - Scot McKnight: Jesus and the Twelve - Craig L. Blomberg: The Authenticity and Significance of Jesus’ Table Fellowship with Sinners - Donald A. Hagner: Jesus and the Synoptic Sabbath Controversies - Michael J. Wilkins: Peter’s Declaration concerning Jesus’ Identity in Caesarea Philippi - Brent Kinman: Jesus’ Royal Entry into Jerusalem - Klyne R. Snodgrass: The Temple Incident - I. Howard Marshall: The Last Supper - Darrell L. Bock: Blasphemy and the Jewish Examination of Jesus - Robert L. Webb: The Roman Examination and Crucifixion of Jesus: Their Historicity and Implications - Grant R. Osborne: Jesus’ Empty Tomb and His Appearance in Jerusalem - Darrell L. Bock: Key Events in the Life of the Historical Jesus: A Summary



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