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Bruce Chilton

Autor(a) de Rabbi Jesus

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About the Author

Bruce Chilton is Bell Professor of Religion at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson and priest at the Free church of Saint John the Evangelist in Barrytown, New York. He is the author of many scholarly articles and books, including Jewish-Christian Debates and A Galilean Rabbi and His Bible. (Bowker mostrar mais Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Bruce Chilton

Rabbi Jesus (2000) 525 exemplares, 2 críticas
Rabbi Paul: An Intellectual Biography (2004) 195 exemplares, 2 críticas
Mary Magdalene: A Biography (2005) 124 exemplares
Judaism in the New Testament: Practices and Beliefs (1995) 91 exemplares, 3 críticas
Jesus and the Ethics of the Kingdom (1987) — Autor — 50 exemplares
In Quest of the Historical Pharisees (2007) — Editor; Editor; Editor — 47 exemplares
The Brother of Jesus: James the Just and His Mission (2001) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Starting New Testament Study (2009) 45 exemplares
The Kingdom of God in the teaching of Jesus (1984) — Editor — 39 exemplares
Beginning New Testament Study (1986) 36 exemplares
Jewish-Christian Debates (1998) 35 exemplares, 1 crítica
Authenticating the Activities of Jesus (1998) — Editor; Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Authenticating the Words of Jesus (2002) — Editor — 27 exemplares
The Targum Isaiah (Aramic Bible) (1987) 24 exemplares
The Way of Jesus: To Repair and Renew the World (2010) 14 exemplares, 1 crítica
Christianity: The Basics (2014) 6 exemplares
Jesus in Context (1997) — Autor — 4 exemplares
Isaiah: 11: Volume 11 (1987) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible (2005) — Contribuidor, algumas edições534 exemplares, 5 críticas
Hearing the New Testament: Strategies for Interpretation (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições351 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Biblical World: An Illustrated Atlas (2007) — Prefácio — 328 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Cambridge Companion to Jesus (2001) — Contribuidor — 177 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Historical Jesus in Context (2009) — Contribuidor — 148 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Cambridge Companion to the Bible (1997) — Editor, algumas edições144 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Blackwell Companion to Judaism (2000) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
Judaism in Late Antiquity (1995) — Editor — 32 exemplares
The Aramaic Bible: Targums in their Historical Context (1994) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Comparing Religious Traditions: The Life of Virtue, Volume 3 (Comparing Religious Traditions) (2000) — Contribuidor, algumas edições19 exemplares
Altruism in World Religions (2005) — Editor — 19 exemplares
Religious Tolerance in World Religions (2008) — Editor — 11 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Chilton, Bruce
Nome legal
Chilton, Bruce David
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Roslyn, New York, USA
Locais de residência
Barrytown, New York, USA
Annandale, New York, USA
Roslyn, New York, USA (birth)
Cambridge University (St. John's College, PhD 1976)
Bard College (BA 1971)
General Theological Seminary (MDiv 1974)
Professor of Religion
Biblical scholar
Episcopal priest
Bard College
Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas
Society of Biblical Literature
Akademie der Wissenschaften
La Courtoisie Francaise
Ecumenical Commission of the Diocese of New York (mostrar todos 8)
Institute for Biblical Research
British Association for Jewish Studies
Prémios e menções honrosas
Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Religion, Bard College

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Bruce Chilton is a scholar of early Christianity and Judaism. He has also been active in the ministry of the Anglican Church, and is Rector of the Church of St. John the Evangelist in Barrytown, New York.



Summary: A history of this dynasty, tracing its rise from Antipater, the rule of Herod the Great, and his descendants who struggled to recover control over the territories he ruled amid Roman power and rising Jewish discontent.

Any reader of the New Testament recognizes that one or another of the Herods plays a significant part in the birth of Jesus, the ministry and crucifixion of Jesus, and the beginnings of the Christian movement, and the trial of and appeal by Paul to Rome. What is often not considered is the rise of this family from Idumea amid the power struggles of the Jews to maintain independence amid, first the Seleucids and then the Roman power that came to assert control over the lands that once constituted ancient Israel.

Bruce Chilton traces the history of this family and their shrewdness in maintaining Jewish support and pleasing their Roman masters. It begins with Antipater, who modestly never claimed the title “king” of Idumea but allied with Hyrcanus II as high priest of the Jerusalem temple and leader of Judea and allying himself with Pompey against the Seleucids, securing both Hyrcanus in Jerusalem and securing Roman favor for his own family.

Herod, known as “The Great,” was his son. He married Mariamne, the granddaughter of Hyrcanus, gaining legitimacy with the Maccabees, and works first with Mark Antony and then Octavian, securing kingship over Jerusalem, Samaria, Galilee, and Idumea. Chilton traces his ruthlessness, executing first Mariamne’s brother, then Mariamne, and her sons but leaving his kingship in disarray at his death.

Chilton situates the birth of Jesus and the massacre of the innocents during the brief reign of Herod’s son Archelaus over Judea. while Philip ruled in Gaulanitis and Antipas in Galilee and Samaria. Antipas was the shrewdest, stealing his brother Philip’s wife Herodias and working throughout his reign to regain control of Judea and Jerusalem, only to lose it all to his nephew, Agrippa I, who had cultivated Caligula, who succeeded Tiberius, who had favored Antipas. Antipas was the one Jesus called “the fox” and Chilton has some interesting insights into gospel passages alluding to Antipas, who concurred in the execution of Jesus, as well as the beheading of John.

Agrippa I recovered the realm of Herod the great, persecuted restive minorities, including the followers of Jesus, and, as recorded in Acts, died an early and grisly death just days after being proclaimed as a god. He was succeeded by Agrippa II over parts of Agrippa I’s realm under tight control of Rome, aided by his sister Berenike, perhaps the more ambitious of the two. But affairs among the Jews were spiraling into open rebellion that they could not stop, resulting in brutal Roman suppression and the fall of Jerusalem. It was Agrippa II and Berenike who consult with Felix and hear Paul’s defense and appeal to Rome.

Chilton offers a narrative that underscores the shrewdness and ambition and ruthlessness, when necessary, of the Herods. He also shows the significant roles played by women in this dynasty: Mariamne, Herodias, Salome, and Berenike among them. We learn of other competent, but lesser lights, like Philip, who appears to have led well in Gaulanitis, and Phasael, Herod the Great’s more restrained older brother who administered Jerusalem until Herod took control.

While Chilton provides both a timeline and a Dramatis personae of important figures, it would have been helpful to provide a family tree or genealogy to make clear the relations among the various figures, and the offspring of multiple marriages. It is also evident that Chilton credits other sources like Josephus above the New Testament writers at points of conflict.

That said, Chilton’s account of this dynasty enriches our understanding of the figures who intersect with the New Testament narratives and played a vital role in second Temple Israel during the decisive century before the fall of the temple.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary review copy of this book from the publisher.
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BobonBooks | 1 outra crítica | Nov 13, 2022 |
The Herods explores the Herodian rule from Herod the Great's father, Antipater, until the dynastic sunset with Bereniké, Herod's great-granddaughter, describing the theocratic aims that motivated Herod and his progeny, and the groups and factions within Judaism and Christianity that often defined themselves in opposition to the Herodian project. Herod framed a version of theocratic ambition all his own, deliberately crafting a dynastic claim grounded in Roman might and Israelite theocracy. That unlikely hybrid was the key to the Herodians' surprising longevity in power during the most chaotic century in the political history of Judaism. Chilton's highly academic book is illuminating and lays out a thorough history of The Herods.… (mais)
modioperandi | 1 outra crítica | Aug 22, 2021 |
RABBI JESUS immerses readers in the religious, political, and cultural milieu and upheavals of Palestine as Jesus would have witnessed them.
The experiences of his life are at once documented and augmented by the author's investigations and his new translations from Aramaic.

Many traditionally held beliefs are challenged as Bruce Chilton explores the multitude of conflicting challenges that Jesus faced from his own Jewish community,
from his family, from the high priests of the Second Temple at Jerusalem, and from the Roman soldiers and Pilate.

That the Temple had evolved into a horrifying slaughterhouse was new to me, as was the fact that his community had twice tried to stone Jesus early in his life.
The role that James took on after his brother's gruesome death also takes on new meaning as he refrained from eating flesh or drinking wine.

Jesus break from John the Baptist away from immersion and into the existence of inner purity in all people and toward direct communication with God are handled as gently and respectfully as the
still controversial Transfiguration, Virgin Birth, Miracles, and Resurrection.

The most important and compelling facts stand out that Jesus could actually heal people by channeling the powerful Chariot spirit of God,
that he continued to "cast out demons," and that HE fully believed that He was The Son of God.

The cover painting is evocative, intense, and haunting.

(Odd omission is both location of Mount Zion on maps and in index.)
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m.belljackson | 1 outra crítica | Sep 5, 2018 |
This is a very interesting and clearly written history of the interpretation of Revelation.
proflinton | Apr 6, 2015 |

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