Monday, September 5, 2022

The Jewish Roots of the Gospels

Hello, folks. I wanted to call your attention to this book. I just received a copy from the publisher. 

I cannot overstate the importance of this work. This is a scholarly book that is easy to understand. It is based on extensive research and its contributors include Darrell Bock, Craig Evans, Alan Streett, Charles Quarles, Eckhard Schnabel, Michael Wilkins, Michael Brown, and Mark Strauss. On the back cover of the book, my endorsement is printed as follows:

The editors have expertly brought together a who's who of experts to tackle a perennial problem: Can the New Testament Gospels be read as Jewish literature? Their answer is a nuanced yes.

This book is an important supplement to the Gospels and how they portray the man from Nazareth within his own Jewish background.