Three classic critical studies on Jesus and the Gospels, combined as a special bundle for Holy Week.
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In celebration of Holy Week, we are pleased to offer this value-priced three-volume bundle of classic critical studies on Jesus and the Gospels:
Sacred Sites of the Gospels (1903) [also available for separate purchase]
This relatively brief work by New Testament scholar William Sanday (with assistance from Paul Waterhouse) is ground-breaking in the way that it attempts to blend critical scholarship of the Gospels with the pioneering archeology of the Palestine during the 19th (and early 20th) century. During this period, as part of critical discussions regarding the historical (and geographic) accuracy of the Gospel narratives, various sites in Judea and Galilee were identified as possible locations for famous Gospel sites—Capernaum, Emmaus, Bethany, Calvary, the Tomb of Jesus, and many others. Sanday explores these possibilities, commenting on a number of specific verses and passages in the process. Even though our knowledge of the geography of the Gospels has been expanded considerably today, you will still find this classic study informative, and a welcome addition to your library. Included are the 50+ photos and maps from the printed edition, presented as interactive Photo/Map sets in PC Study Bible.
The Last Journey of Jesus to Jerusalem: Its Purpose in the Light of the Synoptic Gospels (1923)
This detailed critical study by William Healey Cadman examines the central narrative episode of Jesus' Journey to Jerusalem in the Synoptic Gospel Tradition, exploring the key passages and traditions prior to the Journey—i.e. episodes in the Galilean ministry (chapter 1), the Confession of Peter scene (chapter 2)—as well as those set during Jesus' time in Jerusalem (chapter 4). This exposition, much of its from an historical-critical standpoint, provides the context for consideration of the Journey itself (chapter 3). Throughout, the author is focused on the historical reasons for why Jesus made the journey to Jerusalem, and what he understood/expected would take place there.
The Prosecution of Jesus: Its Date, History, and Legality (1916)
A study by Richard Wellington Husband on the Gospel 'trial'-scenes of Jesus—before the Jewish Council (Sanhedrin) and Roman court, respectively. The historical background is explored in some detail, including a rather thorough examination of the evidence, from Jewish and Roman sources, of how such judicial proceedings would have been performed in a province such as Judea. The citations are all given in the footnotes, allowing you to follow up on them without distracting from the main line of discussion.
All three titles can be accessed from the Book and Commentary menus, under the category "Classic New Testament Studies".