Bibliography for Historical Jesus Studies

  • Allison, Dale J., Jr. The Historical Christ and the Theological Jesus. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2009.
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  • Bailey, Kenneth E. Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2008.
     
  • Barnett, Paul. After Jesus. Vol. 3, Finding the Historical Christ. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2009.
     
  • ________. Jesus & the Rise of Early Christianity: A History of New Testament Times. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1999.
     
  • Bauckham, Richard. Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony. 2nd ed.  Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2017.
     
  • Beilby, James K., and Paul Rhodes Eddy. The Historical Jesus: Five Views. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2009.
     
  • Belcher, Richard P., Jr.  Prophet, Priest, and King: The Roles of Christ in the Bible and Our Roles Today.  New Jersey: P&R Publishing, 2016.
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  • Bird, Michael F. Are You The One Who Is To Come? The Historical Jesus and the Messianic Questions. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009.
     
  • Bivin, David. New Light on the Difficult Words of Jesus: Insights from His Jewish Context. Michigan: En-Gedi Resource Center, 2007.
     
  • Bock, Darrel L. Breaking the Da Vinci Code: Answers to the Questions Everyone’s Asking. Nashville: Nelson Books, 2004.
     
  • ________. Jesus According to Scripture: Restoring the Portrait from the Gospels. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2002.
     
  • ________., and Gregory J. Herrick. Jesus in Context: Background Readings for Gospel Study. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2005.
     
  • ________., and Benjamin I. Simpson.  Jesus the God-Man: The Unity and Diversity of the Gospel Portrayals.  Ada: Baker Academic, 2016.
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  • ________., and Daniel B. Wallace. Dethroning Jesus: Exposing Popular Culture’s Quest to Unseat the Biblical Christ. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2007.
     
  • Blomberg, Craig L. Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1997.
     
  • Boyd, Gregory. Cynic, Sage or Son of God: Recovering the Real Jesus in an Age of Revisionist Replies. Wheaton: Victor Books, 1995.
     
  • Bowman, Robert M. Jr., and J. Ed Komoszewski. Putting Jesus in His Place: The Case for the Deity of Christ. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2007.
     
  • Brandon, S.G.F. Jesus and the Zealots. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1967.
     
  • Brown, Raymond E. The Birth of the Messiah: A Commentary on the Infancy Narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. Updated Ed. New York: Doubleday, 1993.
     
  • ________. The Death of the Messiah: A Commentary on the Passion Narratives in the Four Gospels. 2 Vols. New York: Doubleday, 1994.
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  • Capes, David B., Reeves, Rodney, and E. Randolph Richards.  Rediscovering Jesus: An Introduction to Biblical, Religious, and Cultural Perspectives on Christ.  Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2015.
     
  • Carey, Greg. Sinners: Jesus and His Earliest Followers. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2009.
     
  • Charlesworth, James H. The Historical Jesus: An Essential Guide. Nashville: Abingdon, 2008.
     
  • ________., ed. Jesus and Archaeology. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2006.
     
  • ________., ed. Jesus’ Jewishness: Exploring the Place of Jesus in Early Judaism. New York: The Crossroad Publishing Company, 1997.
     
  • Comfort, Philip W., and Jason Driesbach. The Many Gospels of Jesus: Sorting Out the Story of the Life of Jesus. Carol Stream: Tyndale House, 2008.
     
  • Crowe, Brandon D.  The Last Adam: A Theology of the Obedient Life of Jesus in the Gospels.  Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2017
  • Driver, Lisa D. Maugans. Christ at the Center: The Early Christian Era. The Westminster History of Christian Thought. Louisville: Westminister/John Knox Press, 2009.
     
  • Dunn, James D.G. Jesus Remembered. Vol. 1, Christianity in the Making. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2003.
     
  • Evans, Craig A. Fabricating Jesus: How Modern Scholars Distort the Gospels. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2006.
     
  • Evans, Craig A., and N.T. Wright. Jesus, the Final Days: What Really Happened. Edited by Troy A. Miller. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009.
     
  • Fitzmyer, Joseph A. The One Who Is to Come. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2007.
     
  • Flusser, David and R. Steven Notley. The Sage from Galilee: Rediscovering Jesus’ Genius. 4th ed. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2007.
     
  • Freyne, Sean. Galilee and the Gospel. Boston: Brill Academic, 2000.
     
  • ________. Jesus, a Jewish Galilean: A New Reading of the Jesus Story. London: T&T Clark, 2004.
     
  • Garlow, James L., and Peter Jones. Cracking Da Vinci’s Code: You’ve Read the Fiction, Now Read the Facts. Colorado Springs: Cook, 2004.
     
  • Gaventa Beverly Roberts, and Richard B. Hays, ed. Seeking the Identity of Jesus: A Pilgrimage. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2008.
     
  • Grant, Robert M. Jesus After The Gospels: The Christ of the Second Century. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1990.
     
  • Habermas, Gary R. The Secret of the Talpiot Tomb: Unravelling the Mystery of the Jesus Family Tomb. Nashville: Holman Reference, 2007.
     
  • Hengel, Martin. The Charismatic Leader and His Followers. Trans. James Greig. Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 1968.
     
  • ________. Crucifixion in the Ancient World and the Folly of the Message of the Cross. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1977.
     
  • ________. The Son of God: The Origin of Christology and the History of Jewish Hellenistic Religion. Oregon: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2007.
     
  • ________. Victory Over Violence & Was Jesus a Revolutionist? Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2003.
     
  • ________. The Zealots: Investigations into the Jewish Freedom Movement in the Period from Herod I Until 70 A.D. Oxford: T. & T. Clark, 1997.
     
  • Horsley, Richard A. Jesus in Context: Power, People, & Performance. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2008.
     
  • ________., and John S. Hanson. Bandits, Prophets & Messiahs: Popular Movements in the Time of Jesus. Harrisburg: Trinity Press, 1999.
     
  • Jenkins, Philip. Hidden Gospels: How the Search for Jesus Lost Its Way. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.
     
  • Jones, Timothy Paul. Misquoting Truth: A Guide to the Fallacies of BartEhrman’s Misquoting Jesus. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2007.
     
  • Keener, Craig S. The Historical Jesus of the Gospels. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2009.
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  • Licona, Michael R.  The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach.  Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2010.
     
  • McKnight, Scot.  Jesus and His Death: Historiography, the Historical Jesus, and Atonement Theory.  Waco: Baylor University Press, 2005.
  • ________.  A New Vision for Israel: The Teachings of Jesus in National Context.  Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 1999.
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  • Meier, John P. A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus. Vol. 1, The Roots of the Problem and the Person. New York: Doubleday, 1991.
     
  • ________. A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus. Vol. 2, Mentor, Message, and Miracles. New York: Doubleday, 1994.
     
  • ________. A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus. Vol. 3, Companions and Competitors. New York: Doubleday, 2001.
     
  • ________. A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus. Vol. 4, Law and Love. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009.
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  • ________. A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus.  Vol. 5, Probing the Authenticity of the Parables.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016.
     
  • Pitre, Brant.  The Case for Jesus: The Biblical and Historical Evidence for Christ.  New York: Image, 2016.
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  • Powell, Mark Allan. Jesus as a Figure in History: How Modern Historians View the Man from Galilee. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1998.
     
  • Quarles, Charles L. Buried Hope or Risen Savior?: The Search for the Jesus Tomb. Nashville: B&H Academic, 2008.
     
  • Rhodes, Paul Eddy and Gregory A. Boyd. The Jesus Legend: A Case for the Historical Reliability of the Synoptic Jesus Tradition. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007.
     
  • ________. Lord or Legend: Wrestling with the Jesus Dilemma. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2007.
     
  • Ritmeyer, Leen, and Kathleen Ritmeyer. Jerusalem at the Time of Jesus. Nashville: Abingdon, 2009.
     
  • Sausa, Don. The Jesus Tomb: Is It Fact or Fiction? Scholars Chime In. Fort Myers, FL: The Vision Press, 2007
     
  • Schafer, Peter. Jesus in the Talmud. Princeton: Princeton University, 2007.
     
  • Snodgrass, Klyne R. Stories With Intent: A Comprehensive Guide to the Parables of Jesus. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2009.
     
  • Stanton, Graham. The Gospels and Jesus. 2d ed. Oxford Bible Series, ed. P.R. Ackroyd and G. Stanton. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.
     
  • Stewart, Robert B. The Resurrection of Jesus: John Dominic Crossan and N.T. Wright in Dialogue. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2006.
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  • Strauss, Mark L.  Four Portraits, One Jesus: A Survey of Jesus and the Gospels.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007.
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  • ________.  Jesus Behaving Badly: The Puzzling Paradoxes of the Man from GalileeDowners Grove:  InterVarsity Press, 2015.
     
  • Theissen, Gerd, and Annette Merz. The Historical Jesus: A Comprehensive Guide. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1996.
     
  • Vermes, Geza. Who’s Who in the Age of Jesus. New York: Penguin 2005.
     
  • Witherington, Ben, III. Jesus, Paul and the End of the World: A Comparative Study in New Testament Eschatology. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1992.
     
  • ________. Jesus the Sage: The Pilgrimage of Wisdom. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1994.
     
  • ________. Jesus the Seer: The Progress of Prophecy. Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers, 1999.
     
  • ________. The Gospel Code: Novel Claims About Jesus, Mary Magdalene and Da Vinci. Downers Grove, InterVarsity Press, 2004.
     
  • ________. The Jesus Quest: The Third Search for the Jew of Nazareth. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1995.
     
  • ________. What Have They Done With Jesus? Beyond Strange Theories and Bad History – Why We Can Trust the Bible. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 2006.
     
  • Wright, N.T. Christian Origins and the Question of God. Vol. 2, Jesus and the Victory of God. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1996.
     
  • ________.  The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus' Crucifixion.  New York: HarperCollins, 2016.
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  • ________. Judas and the Gospel of Jesus: Have We Missed the Truth about Christianity? Grand Rapids: Baker, 2006.
     
  • ________. Christian Origins and the Question of God. Vol. 3, The Resurrection of the Son of God. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2003.
     
  • Zetterholm, Magnus, ed. The Messiah in Early Judaism and Christianity. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007.
     
  • Young, Brad H. Jesus the Jewish Theologian. Peabody: Hendrickson, 1995.
     
  • ________. Meet the Rabbis: Rabbinic Thought and the Teachings of Jesus. Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers, 2007.