Jewish Law from Jesus to the MishnahJewish Law from Jesus to the Mishnah



In this volume E. P. Sanders presents five studies that advance the re-examination of the nature of Jewish law that he began in Jesus and Judaism (Fortress Press, 1985).

Author: E. P. Sanders

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781506408163

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In this volume E. P. Sanders presents five studies that advance the re-examination of the nature of Jewish law that he began in Jesus and Judaism (Fortress Press, 1985). As usual, he is able to shed new light on old questions and demonstrate that many accepted interpretations are misguided. A chapter on “The Synoptic Jesus and the Law” considers how serious the legal issues discussed between Jesus and his opponents would have been, had they been authentic. Two chapters explore whether the Pharisees had oral law, and whether they ate ordinary food in purity (the thesis of Jacob Neusner). A study of Jewish food and purity laws in the Greek-speaking Diaspora bears on the particular point of law which led to the argument between Peter and Paul at Antioch. At last, Sanders turns to a pointed essay that sets his own approach to rabbinic traditions and the Mishnah in distinct contrast from that of Jacob Neusner. A new preface points to the enduring contribution of these compelling and influential studies.

Paul the Law and the Jewish PeoplePaul the Law and the Jewish People



This book is devoted both to the problem of Paul's view of the law as a whole, and to his thought about and relation to his fellow Jews.

Author: E. P. Sanders

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing

ISBN: 0800618785

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This book is devoted both to the problem of Paul's view of the law as a whole, and to his thought about and relation to his fellow Jews. Building upon his previous study, the critically acclaimed Paul and Palestinian Judaism, E.P. Sanders explores Paul's Jewishness by concentrating on his overall relationship to Jewish tradition and thought. Sanders addresses such topics as Paul's use of scripture, the degree to which he was a practicing Jew during his career as apostle to the Gentiles, and his thoughts about his "kin by race" who did not accept Jesus as the messiah. In short, Paul's thoughts about the law and his own people are re-examined with new awareness and great care. Sanders addresses an important chapter in the history of the emergence of Christianity. Paul's role in that development -- specially in light of Galatians and Romans -- is now re-evaluated in a major way. This book is in fact a significant contribution to the study of the emergent normative self-definition in Judaism and Christianity during the first centuries of the common era.

Jesus and JudaismJesus and Judaism



This work takes up two related questions with regard to Jesus: his intention and his relationship to his contemporaries in Judaism.

Author: E. P. Sanders

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing

ISBN: 0800620615

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This work takes up two related questions with regard to Jesus: his intention and his relationship to his contemporaries in Judaism. These questions immediately lead to two others: the reason for his death (did his intention involve an opposition to Judaism which led to death?) and the motivating force behind the rise of Christianity (did the split between the Christian movement and Judaism originate in opposition during Jesus' lifetime?).

Paul and Palestinian JudaismPaul and Palestinian Judaism



This landmark work, which has shaped a generation of scholarship, compares the apostle Paul with contemporary Judaism, both understood on their own terms.

Author: E. P. Sanders

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781506438450

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This landmark work, which has shaped a generation of scholarship, compares the apostle Paul with contemporary Judaism, both understood on their own terms. E. P. Sanders proposes a methodology for comparing similar but distinct religious patterns, demolishes a flawed view of rabbinic Judaism still prevalent in much New Testament scholarship, and argues for a distinct understanding of the apostle and of the consequences of his conversion. A new foreword by Mark A. Chancey outlines Sanders‘s achievement, reviews the principal criticisms raised against it, and describes the legacy he leaves future interpreters.

Jesus the Sabbath and the Jewish DebateJesus the Sabbath and the Jewish Debate



This debate, from its Maccabean origins through to the end of the second century CE, is the subject of this book.

Author: Nina L. Collins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567270344

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Page: 448

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The claim that Jesus was criticised by the Pharisees for performing cures on the Sabbath has been continuously repeated for almost 2,000 years. But a meticulous, unprejudiced evaluation of the relevant gospel texts shows that the historical Jesus was never criticised by historical Pharisees for performing Sabbath cures. In fact, Jesus and the Pharisees were in complete agreement for the need for cures on the Sabbath day. It is also clear that the Sabbath healing events in the gospels have preserved a significant part of the history of the early Jewish debate which sought to resolve the apparent conflict between the demands of Jewish law, and the performance of deeds of healing and/or saving life. This debate, from its Maccabean origins through to the end of the second century CE, is the subject of this book. The story of the debate has escaped the attention of historians partly because it relies on the evidence of both the early postbiblical Jewish texts and the Christian gospels, which are not generally studied together.

Fulfillment of the LawFulfillment of the Law



This book tries to show by an in-depth analysis of the gospels of Mark and Matthew and the letter of James that early Christianity did in fact accept the continuing authority of the Torah for Christian life.

Author: Robbert Veen

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781411659278

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Page: 171

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By Robbert A. Veen. A new look at the New Testament writings may provide us with a better understanding of the positive role of the Law of Moses in early Christian ethics. If Jesus understood obedience to the Torah as part of His mission, it should be important to Christians today to acquire a taste for careful ethical discourse along the lines of Jewish "legal" thought. This book tries to show by an in-depth analysis of the gospels of Mark and Matthew and the letter of James that early Christianity did in fact accept the continuing authority of the Torah for Christian life.

The Historical Figure of JesusThe Historical Figure of Jesus



Presenting a cogent and balanced view of Jesus as a person, a theologian examines different interpretations of Jesus's aims and teachings, discussing the disciples' role in Christianity's success

Author: E. Sanders

Publisher: ePenguin

ISBN: STANFORD:36105021991562

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Page: 337

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Presenting a cogent and balanced view of Jesus as a person, a theologian examines different interpretations of Jesus's aims and teachings, discussing the disciples' role in Christianity's success

Jesus and the Laws of PurityJesus and the Laws of Purity



The principal concern of this book is to show how uncovering the history of legal development can serve as a control for the conclusions of tradition history.

Author: Roger P. Booth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567290434

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Page: 278

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The principal concern of this book is to show how uncovering the history of legal development can serve as a control for the conclusions of tradition history. In this groundbreaking study, the author brings his own professional experience as a lawyer to bear upon questions of Jewish law and of Gospel criticism. Dr Booth first establishes redaction-critically and form-critically which elements of Mark 7.1-23 are to be assigned to Mark, which to the early church, and which to the probable legal disputes of Jesus with the Pharisees. Then he charts the history of the purity laws, determining which legal statements in the text are credible in the situation of AD 30. This methodologically original approach enables him to formulate telling criticisms of some current procedures and conclusions of traditio-historical and form-critical scholars.

Jews Christians Speak of JesusJews Christians Speak of Jesus



J. H. Petzer and P. J. Martin [Leiden: Brill, 1986]) 178-86; Sanders, Jewish Law from Jesus to the Mishnah 28. 18. Acts 10:12 has "all kinds of animals and reptiles and birds of the air"; in Peter's retelling, the phrase is "animals and ...

Author: Arthur E. Zannoni

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451403909

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This volume of essays is an example of something new and exciting that is going on in North America, especially between Jews and Christians. For the first time in almost two thousand years, Jews and Christians can sit down as equals around a table and reflect on their profound sameness and deep differences. In a real way, this book represents another step Christians and Jews have taken together on the new road to deeper understanding.The issues surrounding the Jewish Christian dialogue are legion?the State of Israel, the Holocaust (Shoah), and the Jewishness of Jesus, to mention only a few. Dialogue does not mean proselytizing or conversion; instead, each faith tradition recognizes and respects its own identity. Any notion that Christianity has replaced or superseded the Jewish people in God's plan of salvation is both inadmissible and repulsive to the dialogue.One, if not the central, issue facing serious dialogue between Christians and Jews is Jesus of Nazareth. How can both of these faith communities speak about the itinerant Galilean whose origins and early followers were Jewish and whose subsequent followers broke away from Judaism? This volume attempts to address this question.

Food and Identity in Early Rabbinic JudaismFood and Identity in Early Rabbinic Judaism



Also see Hannah K. Harrington, The Impurity Systems of the Qumran and the Rabbis: Biblical Foundations, SBLDS 143 (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1993), 267–281; E. P. Sanders, Jewish Law from Jesus to the Mishnah: Five Studies (Philadelphia: ...

Author: Jordan Rosenblum

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521195980

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Food often defines societies and even civilizations. Through particular commensality restrictions, groups form distinct identities. This identity is enacted daily, turning the biological need to eat into a culturally significant activity. In this book, Jordan D. Rosenblum explores how food regulations and practices helped to construct the identity of early rabbinic Judaism. Bringing together the scholarship of rabbinics with that of food studies, this volume first examines the historical reality of food production and consumption in Roman-era Palestine. It then explores how early rabbinic food regulations created a distinct Jewish, male, and rabbinic identity.

Studies in ExegesisStudies in Exegesis



Basser examines the fierce debates between Christians and Jews, which took place in the process and the aftermath of the Christian break from Judaism. --from publisher description.

Author: Herbert W. Basser

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 0391041657

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Basser examines the fierce debates between Christians and Jews, which took place in the process and the aftermath of the Christian break from Judaism. --from publisher description.

Execution and InventionExecution and Invention



In Execution and Invention, Beth A. Berkowitz tells the story of modern scholarship on the ancient rabbinic death penalty and offers a fresh perspective using the approaches of ritual studies, cultural criticism, and talmudic source ...

Author: Beth A. Berkowitz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190292539

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The death penalty in classical Judaism has been a highly politicized subject in modern scholarship. Enlightenment attacks on the Talmud's legitimacy led scholars to use the Talmud's criminal law as evidence for its elevated morals. But even more pressing was the need to prove Jews' innocence of the charge of killing Christ. The reconstruction of a just Jewish death penalty was a defense against the accusation that a corrupt Jewish court was responsible for the death of Christ. In Execution and Invention, Beth A. Berkowitz tells the story of modern scholarship on the ancient rabbinic death penalty and offers a fresh perspective using the approaches of ritual studies, cultural criticism, and talmudic source criticism. Against the scholarly consensus, Berkowitz argues that the early Rabbis used the rabbinic laws of the death penalty to establish their power in the wake of the destruction of the Temple. Following recent currents in historiography, Berkowitz sees the Rabbis as an embattled, almost invisible sect within second-century Judaism. The function of their death penalty laws, Berkowitz contends, was to create a complex ritual of execution under rabbinic control, thus bolstering rabbinic claims to authority in the context of Roman political and cultural domination. Understanding rabbinic literature to be in dialogue with the Bible, with the variety of ancient Jews, and with Roman imperialism, Berkowitz shows how the Rabbis tried to create an appealing alternative to the Roman, paganized culture of Palestine's Jews. In their death penalty, the Rabbis substituted Rome's power with their own. Early Christians, on the other hand, used death penalty discourse to critique judicial power. But Berkowitz argues that the Christian critique of execution produced new claims to authority as much as the rabbinic embrace. By comparing rabbinic conversations about the death penalty with Christian ones, Berkowitz reveals death penalty discourse as a significant means of creating authority in second-century western religious cultures. Advancing the death penalty discourse as a discourse of power, Berkowitz sheds light on the central relationship between religious and political authority and the severest form of punishment.

Paul and Palestinian JudaismPaul and Palestinian Judaism



The chief aims of this book are: to consider methodologically how to compare two (or more) related but different religions; to destroy the view of Rabbinic Judaism which is still prevalent in much, perhaps most, New Testament scholarship; ...

Author: E. P. Sanders

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ISBN: 0800618998

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Paul and Palestinian Judaism compares Judaism, understood on its own terms, with Paul, understood on his own terms. Sanders aims to: Consider methodologically how to compare two (or more) related but different religions destroy the view of Rabinic Judaism which is still prevalent in much, perhaps most, New Testament scholarship establish a different view of Rabbinic Judaism argue a case concerning Palestinian Judaism as a whole argue for a certain understanding of Paul carry out a comparison of Paul and Palestinian Judaism This volume makes a contribution not only to the understanding of Paul and his relationship to Judaism, but also to the study of Judaism itself.

Antikes Judentum und fr hes ChristentumAntikes Judentum und fr hes Christentum



18 E.P. Sanders , Paul and Rabbinic Judaism , London 1977 ; ders . , Jewish Law from Jesus to the Mishnah , London 1990 ; ders . , Judaism : Practice and Belief 63 BCE - 66 CE , London 1992. Dazu J. Neusner , Judaic Law from Jesus to ...

Author: Hartmut Stegemann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110161990

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Die Reihe Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZNW) ist eine der ältesten und renommiertesten internationalen Buchreihen zur neutestamentlichen Wissenschaft. Seit 1923 publiziert sie wegweisende Forschungsarbeiten zum frühen Christentum und angrenzenden Themengebieten. Die Reihe ist historisch-kritisch verankert und steht neuen methodischen Ansätzen, die unser Verständnis des Neuen Testaments befördern, gleichfalls offen gegenüber.

Paul and Palestinian JudaismPaul and Palestinian Judaism



This landmark work, which has shaped a generation of scholarship, compares the apostle Paul with contemporary Judaism, both understood on their own terms.

Author: E. P. Sanders

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1506438148

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Page: 672

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This landmark work, which has shaped a generation of scholarship, compares the apostle Paul with contemporary Judaism, both understood on their own terms. E. P. Sanders proposes a methodology for comparing similar but distinct religious patterns, demolishes a flawed view of rabbinic Judaism still prevalent in much New Testament scholarship, and argues for a distinct understanding of the apostle and of the consequences of his conversion. A new foreword by Mark A. Chancey outlines Sanders's achievement, reviews the principal criticisms raised against it, and describes the legacy he leaves future interpreters.

The HalakhahThe Halakhah



In this complete, all-encompassing encyclopaedia of the Halakhah, the various laws are classified in such a way that a systematic and coherent structure is obtained. Each entry of the Halakhah is presented in a logical fashion.

Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004116176

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The Halakhah embodies the complete Jewish Law, and contains commandments and guidelines for day-to-day living. The original commandments given by God to the Jewish people were enhanced by rabbis to offer a detailed framework to guide the lives of all Jews. In this complete, all-encompassing encyclopaedia of the Halakhah, the various laws are classified in such a way that a systematic and coherent structure is obtained. Each entry of the Halakhah is presented in a logical fashion. Where applicable, the original biblical wording is given, extended with literal abstracts from the Torah. Next, problems and questions that may arise from that law are stated and any additional information given. Finally, each entry gives comprehensive explanations and recommendations as to how these laws are to be observed in daily life where to be and where not to be, what to do and what not to do, what to say and what not to say. The Halakhah, or standard Jewish Law, combines the Mishnah (about 200 CE), the Tosefta (about 300 CE), and the two Talmuds (about 400, 600 CE for the Land of Israel and Babylon, respectively). Volumes I and II contain entries pertaining to the Jewish people in relationship to God. Volume III explains how the Jewish people can restore and maintain their society in accordance with the Torah as it is explained by the rabbis. In Volumes IV and V of this study, we take up the life of the Jewish household in their encounter with God. The Encyclopaedic account therefore moves from regulating relationships between Israel and God to establishing stable and equitable relationships among Israelites and finally to actually living the Halakhah."

Judaism in Late AntiquityJudaism in Late Antiquity



system encompasses all statements of law by Jews in all settings , including even the Dead Sea Scrolls . ... 12 A good example of this is E.P. Sanders , Jewish Law from Jesus to the Mishnah ( London , 1990 ) . 13 " Mishna and Messiah ...

Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004101292

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In two volumes, leading American, Israeli, and European specialists in the history, literature, theology, and archaeology of Judaism offer factual answers to the two questions that study of any religion in ancient times must raise. The first is, what are the sources written and in material culture that inform us about that religion? The second is, how do we understand those sources in the reconstruction of the history of various Judaic systems in antiquity. The historical relationship of Judaism with nascent Christianity in New Testament times is also treated.