A Very Jewish Jesus | Larry Hurtado’s Blog

An excerpt:

His first point is simply that Jesus’ Jewishness, though often downplayed or inadequately factored in scholarly studies, is of major importance.  The growing recognition of Jesus’ Jewishness  is part of a larger body of scholarly work on the Jewish setting of Jesus and earliest Christian circles…In assessing the net effect on our understanding of Jesus, Deines states, “He cannot be understood without the analogies provided by the Jewish world he lived in but at the same time he is not fully encapsulated by them.”

In addition to focusing on the Jewishness of Jesus, Larry’s post also focuses on Jesus’ reliance upon Scripture as a key aspect of His Jewishness.

(3 min read; 617 words)

A Very Jewish Jesus | Larry Hurtado’s Blog.

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