Jesus im Talmud 978-3-16-155531-2 - Mohr Siebeck
Jewish Studies

Peter Schäfer

Jesus im Talmud

Übers. a.d. Englischen v. Barbara Schäfer

[Jesus in the Talmud. 3rd revised edition.]

3rd revised and corrected edition 2017. XXI, 320 pages.
29,00 €
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ISBN 978-3-16-155531-2
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Published in German.
Peter Schäfer presents a thorough investigation of the passages about Jesus in the rabbinic literature, mainly in the Babylonian Talmud.
This is a thorough investigation of the passages about Jesus in the rabbinic literature, mainly in the Babylonian Talmud. In his lucid and accessible book, Peter Schäfer examines how the rabbis read and used the New Testament to assert Judaism's superiority over Christianity. The Talmudic texts focus on the virgin birth of Jesus, his behavior as a bad and frivolous disciple, his teachings, the healing capacities Jesus and his disciples possessed, the execution of Jesus and his disciples, and finally his punishment forever in hell. The center of this critique of Jesus and his fate was Babylonia under Sassanian rule, quite in contrast to Palestinian Judaism, which was increasingly threatened by the dominant power of Christianity.
Authors/Editors

Peter Schäfer Geboren 1943; 1968 Promotion; 1973 Habilitation; 1983–2008 Professor für Judaistik an der Freien Universität Berlin; 1998–2013 Ronald O. Perelman Professor of Jewish Studies und Professor of Religion an der Princeton University; seit 2014 Direktor des Jüdischen Museums Berlin.

Barbara Schäfer No biographic information available.

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