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    DescriptionJohn Meier's previous volumes in the acclaimed series "A Marginal Jew" are founded upon the notion that while solid historical information about Jesus is quite limited, people of different faiths can nevertheless arrive at a consensus on fundamental historical facts of his life. In this eagerly anticipated fourth volume in the series, Meier approaches a fresh topic - the teachings of the historical Jesus concerning Mosaic Law and morality - with the same rigour, thoroughness, accuracy, and insightfulness on display in his earlier works.After correcting misconceptions about Mosaic Law in Jesus' time, this volume addresses the teachings of Jesus on major legal topics like divorce, oaths, the Sabbath, purity rules, and the various love commandments in the Gospels. What emerges from Meier's research is a profile of a complicated first-century Palestinian Jew who, far from seeking to abolish the Law, was deeply engaged in debates about its observance. Only by embracing this portrait of the historical Jesus grappling with questions of the Torah do we avoid the common mistake of constructing Christian moral theology under the guise of studying 'Jesus and the Law', the author concludes.

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    A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus v. 4
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John P. Meier
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 735
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 53 mm
    Weight: 1,157 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300140965
    ISBN 10: 0300140967

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    Illustrations note
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    02 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    John P. Meier is William K. Warren Chair Professor of Theology (New Testament), Theology Department, University of Notre Dame.
    Review quote
    "The quest for the historical Jesus requires the quest for his historical context, late Second Temple Judaism in the land of Israel. With learning both broad and deep, John Meier constructs this context and uncovers therein a prophet and healer and teacher of the Law--an historical Jesus fully incarnate within the Judaism of his time. This is a masterful study and an enduring contribution to scholarship."--Paula Fredriksen, author of "From Jesus to Christ, ", and "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews" --Paula Fredriksen