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The New Testament and the People of God

“The New Testament and the People of God” is the first of scholar N.T. Wright’s “Christian Origins and the Question of GodScholar N.T. Wright Historical Jesus Third Quest” series. In the NTPG Wright gives attention to detail, connecting all the dots to all your questions you’ve always wanted answered. The first 3rd of the book is necessary to give the basic philosophy and scope to his sketch of the historical Jesus. He lays out the historical background leading up to the 1st Century. He discusses the contrasting hopes and beliefs of the various Judaism’s on the scene at the time of Jesus.

He also gives insightful understanding to apocalyptic literature. He discusses the inter-testamental literature and and its influence upon the hopes and anticipations of those various Judaism’s as well. This is an excellent book, recommended to any one trying to understand the historical Jesus of Nazareth.


N.T. Wright’s: The Challenge of Jesus

This is the very first book I read of N.T. Wright’s. It is a great start for any one interested in a primer regarding the leading academic Historical Jesus research that has taken place in the last hundred years up to now. He does a great job of presenting the significant scholars who have contributed to the Quest for the Historical Jesus. He brings you up to date: the 3rd Quest and explains what is different about the 3rd Quest’s philosophy and approach to research. Wright’s writing consistently intrigues you as you continue reading through his reason and logic. He says, “We cannot assume that by saying the word Jesus, still less the word Christ, we are automatically in touch with the real Jesus who talked in first-century Palestine.” He explains how the 3rd Quest is has sought to factor back into our understanding of Jesus his 1st Century Palestinian Jewish context. I highly recommend this author as well as this book particular book of his. It is a must read for anybody seeking to take first step in discovering who the real historical person of Jesus of Nazareth was!

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