Jesus Against the Scribal Elite
How did the controversy between Jesus and the scribal elite begin? We know that it ended on the cross, but what put Jesus on the radar of established religious and political leaders in the first place? Chris Keith argues that,...
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How did the controversy between Jesus and the scribal elite begin? We know that it ended on the 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.
Chris Keith (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is professor of New Testament and early Christianity and director of the Centre for the Social-Scientific Study of the Bible at St. Mary's University College, Twickenham. He was a 2010 recipient of the John Templeton Award for Theological Promise for his book "The Pericope Adulterae, the Gospel of John, and the Literacy of Jesus "and was named a 2012 Society of Biblical Literature Regional Scholar. A
- <b>contents<br></b>introduction: The Teacher From Galilee And The Origins Of Controversy<br>1. Teachers In The Time Of Jesus: Scribal Literacy And Social Roles<br>2. Jesus As Teacher In The Gospels: Questioning, Rejecting, And Affirming The Nazarene<br>3. Assessing The Texts: Authenticity, Memory, And The Historical Jesus<br>4. Jesus And Scribal Literacy: Possession And Perception<br>5. The Content Of The Conflict: Scripture And Authority<br>6. The Emergence Of The Conflict: Its Origins And Nature<br>concluding Remarks: The Beginning, The End, And The Beginning Of The End<br>indexes