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Jesus of Nazareth

Adele Reinhartz

in Jesus of Hollywood

Published in print February 2007 | ISBN: 9780195146967
Published online May 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199785469 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146967.003.0003
 Jesus of Nazareth

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This chapter examines the identity of the historical Jesus, that is, Jesus of Nazareth, with special emphasis on his Jewishness and on the social and political context in which he lived. In both cases, the ways in which these themes are portrayed in the Gospels are first considered, followed by examples of their portrayal in the Jesus movies, including the appearance of the actors who play Jesus, the use of language, the depiction of Jewish traditions and customs, and the representation of the Roman presence in Galilee and Judea.

Keywords: Jew; Roman Empire; Galilee; Judea; Hebrew; Palestine; Passover; synagogue; Gospels

Chapter.  7875 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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