Sander's insight into the Jewish "sitz em leben" of Jesus and the Biblical writers is of tremendous value for truly understanding so much of what Jesus said and did. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Don K. Preston
very informative and interesting...good packaging and came just in timePublished 7 months ago by Karen Coakley
Classic text which places Jesus within the context of 1st Century Judaisim. This is a well though out and well written treatise.Published 12 months ago by z
Clear writing by one of the world's great authorities on the topics of Jesus and of Judaism, a welcome work on a complex and important topic -- a great read!Published 13 months ago by Arlene Swartzman
An important work on the historical Jesus, commonly referenced by later serious works on the subject.
Reflects serious scholarship but is readable by an informed layperson. Read more
This is one of the books written by E P Sanders that swept biblical studies from the grip of Bultmann and his followers to a new direction. Read morePublished on May 11, 2008 by Amazon Customer
Sanders sheds light on the Jewish Jesus; Jesus was creating an eschatological (end of the world) Jewish movement; his execution came from challenging the political authorities... Read morePublished on December 20, 2007 by Frank