From the Publisher
Lucidly written, Vermes's newest work is addressed to all readers interested in ancient religions, history, and culture. A renowned scholar of ancient Judaism, he explores how Jesus and his followers fit into the Jewish world of Judea and Galilee. Vermes includes five new chapters in this revised edition that will not fail to stimulate discussion. With his sharp historical sense and unrivaled knowledge of anicent Judaism, Vermes opens new windows on Jesus, the Gospels, and earliest Christianity.
About the Author
Geza Vermes is Emeritus Fellow of the British Academy, and Emeritus Professor of Jewish Studies and Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford University. He has been an international leader in the field of Dead Sea Scrolls research for more than forty years, as recounted in his Providential Accidents: An Autobiography (1998).