Friday, August 9, 2019

Jesus, the Essenes, and Christian Origins - RBL Review!

Happy to see this new review of Jesus, the Essenes, and Christian Origins by Mary J. Marshall in the Review of Biblical Literature

"This important volume is Joseph's fourth major study in his extensive research on the relationship of early Judaism and nascent Christianity ... Joseph's work is extremely well researched and comprehensively referenced ... His strategy of comparing Jesus's halakah with that of the Essenes is highly successful, with his tightly argued analysis not only elucidating the relevant texts but also clarifying much about the Jesus of history, the Essenes, and early Christianity."