Understanding the Gospels as Ancient Jewish Literature: Book Overview & Excerpts


Hendrickson Publishers Blog

by Amy Paulsen-Reed, Sales Representative and Assistant Editor

Carta’s newest title, Understanding the Gospels as Ancient Jewish Literature, presents a fresh, accessible take on the Jewishness of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The author, Jeffrey P. García, does an excellent job of presenting solid scholarly material for a lay audience, and when his text is combined with Carta’s signature maps, pictures, and graphs, the result is a highly accessible, highly engaging volume, perfect for the lay person, undergraduate student, and beyond. Although some of the material would be considered basic for graduate students, Understanding the Gospels as Ancient Jewish Literature also contains original scholarship that both students and professors will find interesting and enlightening.

The title Understanding the Gospels as Ancient Jewish Literature does a good job of communicating the fact that García is both illuminating the content of the Gospels by showing how they fit within the context…

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