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John the baptizer and prophet [electronic resource] : a socio-historical study / Robert L. Webb.

By: Webb, Robert L. (Robert Leslie), 1955-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the New TestamentSupplement series: 62.Publisher: Sheffield : JSOT Press, c1991Description: 1 online resource (446 p.).ISBN: 9780567314291 (electronic bk.); 0567314294 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): John, the Baptist, Saint | Josephus, Flavius. Antiquitates Judaicae | Bible. Gospels -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Jewish literature -- History and criticism | Qumran community | Dead Sea scrolls | Jesus Christ -- Historicity | John, the Baptist, Saint | Religion | RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Christology | Jean-Baptiste, (...-0028; saint) | Bapt�eme | Proph�etes | Proph�eties | Johannes (der T�aufer)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: John the baptizer and prophet.DDC classification: 232.94 Other classification: 11.46 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: Using recent methodological advances in historical Jesus research, this book examines the figure of John by focusing on the two characteristic roles which he publicly performed-baptizer and prophet. The significance of these roles is studied within the context of late Second Temple Judaism in order to understand John within his social and historical context. Part I examines the traditions concerning John in Josephus's Antiquities as well as in canonical and extra canonical Gospels. Part II studies John's role as baptizer by analysing the functions of ablutions in the Old Testament and Second T.
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Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral--Sheffield), 1990.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [385]-415) and indexes.

Using recent methodological advances in historical Jesus research, this book examines the figure of John by focusing on the two characteristic roles which he publicly performed-baptizer and prophet. The significance of these roles is studied within the context of late Second Temple Judaism in order to understand John within his social and historical context. Part I examines the traditions concerning John in Josephus's Antiquities as well as in canonical and extra canonical Gospels. Part II studies John's role as baptizer by analysing the functions of ablutions in the Old Testament and Second T.

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