The Temple of Jesus: His Sacrificial Program Within a Cultural History of Sacrifice

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The first study to develop a theory of sacrifice and then apply it to the sources of early Judaism as well as Jesus s activity. Ritual sacrifice was one of the greatest concerns and most widely shared activities among Jews prior to the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. There is therefore a pressing need for systematic understanding of sacrifice, both as an element of Judaic religion and a context for Jesus s activity. The Temple of Jesus provides a theoretical model of sacrifice and develops that model to analyze ...

The Temple of Jesus: His Sacrificial Program Within a Cultural History of Sacrifice 1992, Penn State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780271008240

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