Dictionary of Jesus and the GospelsBy: Joel B. Green
|Publisher||Leicester ; InterVarsity Press, 1992.|
The Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels is unique among reference books on the Bible, the first volume of its kind since James Hastings published his Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels in 1909. In the century since Hastings wrote, our understanding of Jesus, the Evangelists and their world has grown remarkably. New interpretive methods have illumined the text, the ever-changing profile of modern culture has put new questions to the Gospels, and our understanding of the Judaism of Jesus' day has advanced in ways that could not have been predicted in Hasting's day. But for many readers of the Gospels remains hidden within technical journals and academic monographs.