Chapter

The Settings

F. E. Peters

in Jesus and Muhammad

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199747467
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894796 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747467.003.0001
The Settings

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This chapter explores the good deal we know of the settings, Galilee and Judea, of Jesus’ life and much too of the varieties of Second Temple Judaism that shaped his message and his movement, its social, political, and religious, often apocalyptic, expectations. Not so for Muhammad. The Western Arabian background of his career and prophetic message is unclear to us since contemporary sources are either silent or nonexistent and life of his native Mecca is only uncertainly reconstructed from later sources.

Keywords: Jesus; Galilee; Palestine; Second Temple Judaism; sectarianism; apocalyptic; Muhammad; Mecca; Quraysh

Chapter.  5585 words. 

Subjects: East Asian Religions

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