Jesus against the Scribal Elite

The Origins of the Conflict
Author(s): Chris Keith
Original Publish Date: Apr 15, 2014
Product Number: EB00270284
Released: Apr 15, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441245618
Publisher: Baker Academic
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How did the controversy between Jesus and the scribal elite begin? We know that it ended on a cross, but what put Jesus on the radar of established religious and political leaders in the first place? Chris Keith argues that, in addition to concerns over what Jesus taught and perhaps even how he taught, a crucial aspect of the rising conflict concerned his very status as a teacher. Addressing an overlooked aspect in Jesus studies, this fresh and provocative work is the first book-length treatment of the origins of the controversy between Jesus and the scribal authorities. It exposes the broader significance of Keith's highly regarded technical work on the literacy of Jesus.