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The Birth of Jesus the Jew: Midrash and the Infancy Gospels

The Birth of Jesus the Jew: Midrash and the Infancy Gospels

The Birth of Jesus the Jew is a short introduction to how the Jewish literary genre of ‘Midrash’ has shaped the infancy stories in the two canonical Gospels and some apocryphal works. It argues that these important faith testimonies are not ‘history’ in the sense that we tend to understand that term – Jesus, for example, was almost certainly born in Nazareth, not Bethlehem.

Peter Keenan

  • Columba Books
  • 9781782183822
  • pages
  • €14.99
  • Paperback / softback
  • Ireland
  • The historical Jesus

Eastwood