Jesus against the Scribal Elite

Jesus against the Scribal Elite

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How did the controversy between Jesus and the scribal elite begin? We know that it ended on a cross, but what put Jesus on the radar of established religious and political leaders in the first place? Chris Keith argues that, in addition to concerns over what Jesus taught and perhaps even how he taught, a crucial aspect of the rising conflict concerned his very status as a teacher. Addressing an overlooked aspect in Jesus studies, this fresh and provocative work is the first book-length treatment of the origins of the controversy between Jesus and the scribal authorities. It exposes the broader significance of Keith's highly regarded technical work on the literacy of Jesus.Mark 6:3 clarifies why they are astonished: they know him, know his family, and knowthat they arefrom manuallabor stock. The Greek word that English Bibles translate as a€œcarpentera€is tektAn. In addition to a€œcarpenter, a€ it also meant a€œbuilder, a€ anbsp;...

Title:Jesus against the Scribal Elite
Author:Chris Keith
Publisher:Baker Academic - 2014-04-15


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