Historical Dictionary of Jesus by Daniel J. Harrington, SJHistorical Dictionary of Jesus by Daniel J. Harrington, SJ

Historical Dictionary of Jesus

byDaniel J. Harrington, SJ

Hardcover | August 6, 2010

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Jesus of Nazareth is arguably the most famous and influential human being who has ever lived on earth. In the Historical Dictionary of Jesus, author Daniel J. Harrington delves into the ancient literary sources about Jesus, modern methods of approaching these sources, the major events in Jesus' life, persons and places associated with him, the form and content of his teachings, what can be said about his death and the claim that he was raised from the dead, and the contributions of major modern scholars to the quest of the historical Jesus. The book consists of three parts: an introduction to the major topics pertaining to Jesus as a historical figure; a cross-referenced dictionary containing 400 entries on a range of topics, including things Jesus did and said, ancient sources of historical data, and modern scholarship and interpretation; and a bibliography listing some of the most important books related to Jesus and the world in which he lived. This concise and objective reference work provides a clear and accurate introduction to the study of Jesus as a historical figure.
Daniel J. Harrington, SJ (1940-2014), was professor of New Testament at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry and editor of New Testament Abstracts. A past president of the Catholic Biblical Association, he was the author of more than 40 books on various topics in biblical studies.
Title:Historical Dictionary of JesusFormat:HardcoverDimensions:206 pages, 8.97 × 5.81 × 0.78 inPublished:August 6, 2010Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810876671

ISBN - 13:9780810876675


Editorial Reviews

Part of a series covering a range of philosophical and theological figures and movements, this volume sets Jesus's life on earth in the context of ancient literary sources including the New Testament....The work is well-researched and the style objective, though the content is most likely to appeal to those who study the life of Jesus as part of their personal journey of faith. However, it would be a useful resource for those studying other faiths or comparative religions, in offering succinct and well-distilled mini-essays on the huge range of subjects that relate to the life of Jesus. The book is a surprisingly slim volume for the amount of information that it appears to encapsulate, and this makes it a good reference source for the individual.