The Pharisees (Paperback)

The Pharisees By Kent L. Yinger, Craig a. Evans (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Kent L. Yinger, Craig a. Evans (Foreword by)
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Description


A struggle is currently underway to figure out one of the central groups in the gospel story . . . the Pharisees. Were they ""hypocrites or heroes""? Or as one recent writer put it, maybe they were just ""good guys with bad press."" Scholars of Judaism and of the NT have been painstakingly correcting, even rehabilitating, the image of the first-century Pharisees, but this seems not yet to have affected most readers of Scripture. Here at last is a book that lays out for the non-specialist the evidence for the origin and true nature of the Pharisees . . . and challenges them to re-read the gospel stories with real Pharisees in mind rather than caricatures.

About the Author


Kent L. Yinger, retired Professor of New Testament at Portland Seminary (George Fox University), is the author of The New Perspective on Paul: An Introduction (2011) and God and Human Wholeness: Perfection in Biblical and Theological Tradition (2019).


Product Details
ISBN: 9781666731361
ISBN-10: 1666731366
Publisher: Cascade Books
Publication Date: May 19th, 2022
Pages: 244
Language: English