Barrie Wilson, PhD

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How Jesus Became Christian by Barrie Wilson


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Selected Resources ... for serious students

NEW TESTAMENT (CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURES)

Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Bart D. Ehrman, The New Testament: An Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings. 3rd edition (Oxford University Press, 2003). A readable standard contemporary introduction to the New Testament

Burton H. Throckmorton, Jr., Gospel Parallels: A Comparison of the Synoptic Gospels (Thomas Nelson Publishers, 5th edition).

The New Greek-English Interlinear New Testament, translated by Robert K. Brown and Philip W. Comfort; editor, J.D.Douglas (Tyndale House Publishers).

www.religiousstudies.uncc.edu/JDTABOR/ - a site every serious student of the New Testament should be familiar with

www.artsci.wustl.edu/~cwconrad/nt.html

virtualreligion.net/forum/ - for information on the Jesus Seminar and its research

Burton L. Mack, Who Wrote the New Testament? (HarperSanFrancisco, 1995)

EARLY CHRISTIAN ORIGINS

St. Catherine Monastery
St. Catherine Monastery.

Bart D. Ehrman, Lost Christianities (Oxford University Press, 2003). Explores the varieties of early Christianities ... Ebionite, Marcionite, Gnostic and many other forms

Bart D. Ehrman, Lost Scriptures (Oxford University Press, 2003). A companion book to Lost Christianities. Provides translations of many important writings from early Christianity, with excellent introductions

www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/asbook11.html - A comprehensive site related to New Testament studies and early Christianity

Michael Skobac, The DaVinci Code: A Jewish Perspective
www.jewsforjudaism.org/web/j4jlibrary/DaVinciCodeBook.pdf

Julie Galambush: The Reluctant Parting: How the New Testament's Jewish Writers Created a Christian Book (HarperSanFrancisco, 2005).

L.Michael White, From Jesus to Christianity (HarperSanFrancisco, 2004).

DEAD SEA SCROLLS

Geza Vermes, The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English (Penguin, 1997). A good translation of the Dead Sea scrolls with introduction that upholds the consensus position concerning the origins of the Dead Sea Scroll movement

Michael O. Wise, The First Messiah: Investigating the Savior before Christ (HarperSanFrancisco, 1999). A reconstruction of a different explanation than Vermes concerning the origins of the Dead Sea Scroll movement and its Teacher of Righteousness

www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/wsrp/ educational_site/dead_sea_scrolls/

THE JESUS MOVEMENT (JESUS EXTENDED FAMILY; POLITICAL AGENDA)

James D. Tabor, The Jesus Dynasty (Simon & Shuster, 2006). An important, readable book on Jesus' extended family - his parents, brothers, sisters, cousin and successors as well as on the political thrust of Jesus' mission - www.jesusdynasty.com

Jeffrey J. BŁtz, The Brother of Jesus and the Lost Teachings of Christianity (Inner Traditions, 2005). Excellent book on James, the brother of Jesus

THE CHRIST MOVEMENT

Hyam Maccoby, The Myth-maker: Paul and the Invention of Christianity (Harper & Row, 1986)

Barrie Wilson, "Taking Paul at his Word," (to access article, click on Publications)

Barrie Wilson, "What's a Messiah to Do?" (to access article, click on Publications)

HISTORY OF ANTI-SEMITISM

James Carroll, Constantine's Sword: The Church and the Jews (Houghton Mifflin, 2001)

CURRENT ANTI-SEMITISM

Dennis Prager & Joseph Telushkin, Why the Jews? (Simon & Shuster, revised edition 2003)

Phyllis Chesler, The New Anti-Semitism (Jossey-Bass, 2003)

OLD TESTAMENT (HEBREW BIBLE)

At the Foot of the Pyramids
At the Foot of the Pyramids.

www.hope.edu/bandstra/ RTOT/RTOT.HTM - An excellent student-friendly introduction to the books and ideas of the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible)

Hershel Shanks (editor), Ancient Israel: From Abraham to the Roman Destruction of the Temple (Biblical Archeology Society, 1999).

Documentary by Simcha Jacobovici, "The Exodus Decoded" (2006). See: www.theexodusdecoded.com/index1.jsp

INTRODUCTION TO THE PROBLEM OF THE HISTORICAL JESUS

See Bart D. Ehrman, "The Historical Jesus: Sources, Problems and Methods," chapter 13 of The New Testament: An Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings. 3rd edition (Oxford University Press, 2003).

HISTORICITY OF JESUS

Tom Harpur, The Pagan Christ (Thomas Allen Publishers, 2004). www.tomharpur.com/books/paganchrist/

GNOSTICISM

www.webcom.com/~gnosis/library.html

REVISED STANDARD VERSION TRANSLATION OF BOOKS OF THE BIBLE

www.hti.umich.edu/r/rsv/browse.html

TRANSLATIONS OF EARLY CHRISTIAN WRITINGS

www.ccel.org/fathers2/

BIBLICAL ARCHEOLOGY SOCIETY

Biblical Archeology Society (publisher of Biblical Archeology Review and many publications, videos, CDs). www.biblicalarchaeology.org/