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Bandits, Prophets, & Messiahs: Popular Movements in the Time of Jesus

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The Trinity Press edition of this popular book includes a new preface by the author, responding to reviews of earlier editions. Horsley also sets forth the continuing value of Bandits, Prophets, and Messiahs for reconstructing the social history background of the New Testament. This book represents a brilliant portrait of Jewish culture in the first century and contains a ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published February 1st 1999 by Bloomsbury T&T Clark (first published 1985)
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Jena
Mar 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Los autores de este ensayo hicieron una extensa investigación sobre los movimientos religiosos que se dieron en Israel con motivo de la conquista de Palestina por parte de Roma.
El Bandidaje a que se refiere el libro, fue un movimiento producido por la clase más oprimida de Israel que fueron los campesinos. Éstos tenían que pagar los impuestos al gobierno teocrático, más el tributo a los romanos. El bandidaje estaba compuesto por campesinos con tierras o sin ellas, y se levantaron en contra de su
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Matt Robinson
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Helpful resource in understanding the late Second Temple period. However, Horsley does rely a bit too much on speculation concerning some topics and assumes too often that the primary motivation in uprisings, messianic movements, and the like was purely economical rather than religious.
John Avery
Dec 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A fascinating book. It shines a light on the dark period surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ when the Jews so longed for a political messiah. Many of the sayings and actions of Jesus are made clearer in light of this background. I recommend reading in conjunction with the books by Prof. NT Wright, especially Jesus and the Victory of God.
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Oct 21, 2012 marked it as to-read
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