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The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and Jude
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The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and Jude: What Earliest Christianity Learned from the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

David A. deSilva


Jews have sometimes been reluctant to claim Jesus as one of their own; Christians have often been reluctant to acknowledge the degree to which Jesus' message and mission were at home amidst, and shaped by, the Judaism(s) of the Second Temple Period. This book introduces readers to the ancient Jewish writings known as the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha and examines their formative impact on the teachings and mission of Jesus and his half-brothers, James and Jude. Knowledge of this literature bridges the perceived gap between Jesus and Judaism. Where our understanding of early Judaism is limited t ... More

Keywords: Second Temple Judaism, Historical Jesus, Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, James, Jude, intertexture, influence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780195329001
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329001.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David A. deSilva, author
Ashland Theological Seminary