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The Mind behind the Gospels, HERBERT BASSER

Author:    HERBERT BASSER

Title:   The Mind behind the Gospels

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Academic Studies Press August 2009

ISBN Number:    1934843342 / 9781934843345

Seller ID:   20090901161290

Herbert Basser's commentary on Matthew 1-14 both offers fresh insights into the composition of the First Gospel and makes a major contribution to the understanding of the Jewish roots of Christian origins. Employing later compilations of Jewish literature along with the expected Tannaitic, Targumic, and Qumran materials, he is able to construct an interpretive model of how Jews read Scripture, discerned orthopraxy, and maintained community. His approach does not artificially force Judaism into a predetermined model; instead, it recognizes that within the diversity of that thought there exist particular interpretive strategies and rhetorical modes of argumentation. Confirming many of his connections are both Septuagintal readings and Syriac translations of both Hebrew biblical material and early (Greek) Christian literature. Basser's decision generally to avoid theoretical issues of synoptic parallels, form criticism, and textual variants is wise. The commentary does address synoptic parallels and textual variants where relevant.

Price = 39.95 USD



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