TABLE OF CONTENTS:
To the English reader
THE RELIABILITY OF
THE NEW TESTAMENT
Christianity through the eyes of the earliest historians
Mentions of John the Baptist.
Josephus' disputed mention of Jesus
Comparison of the New Testament with the other literature of ancient times
Jesus in the light of Jewish sources
When and how did the gospels come about?
Did Jesus really speak about the destruction of Jerusalem?
What was the status of the Hebrew language in the second Temple period?
New light on the date of the New Testament
The Jerusalem school's understanding of the gospel origins
JOHN THE BAPTIST, HERALD OF THE MESSIAH'S COMING
THE BIRTH OF JESUS
IN THE LIGHT OF THE GOSPELS
Jesus, the beginning of creation, as set forth by John
The birth of Jesus as described by Matthew
Is Jesus the Son of David?
The star which appeared at the time of Jesus' birth.
The giving of gifts to the Messiah.
The Murder of the Innocents in Bethlehem.
The events surrounding the birth of Jesus, through the eyes of the Virgin Mary.
What do we know of Luke himself?
Luke's testimony to the virgin birth;
Luke, the collector of psalmody;
the historicity of his narrative,
Jesus' early childhood.
JESUS' PUBLIC MINISTRY
An overview in map form of Jesus' preaching itineraries
The dating of Jesus' ministry
STUDIES IN THE LIFE
Nicodemus hears of the New Birth
Jesus meets a sinful woman:
the Samaritan woman.
The scandal in the sanctuary.
Jesus the healer:
the man blind from birth receives his sight,
Jesus and the leper,
Jesus, the vanquisher of death
JESUS IN THE LIGHT
OF HIS TEACHING
The sermon on the Mount: Jesus' "manifesto".
The background of the Beatitudes.
The general character of Jesus' teaching.
Jesus, the explainer of the commandments
The teaching regarding love for one's neighbour.
Fasting and prayer.
The Jewish background of the Lord's prayer.
A message of encouragement and exhortation.
Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
The parables in chronological order
The teaching discourses in chronological order
THE PASSION OF CHRIST
The king arrives in his capital city
The Passover in Jesus' day
The Lord's Holy Communion - a Messianic banquet
A possible reconstruction of Jesus' trial
The arrest in Gethsemane
The various stages of the trial
Jesus before the representatives of the Roman state
Facts relating to Jesus' death
Proofs of the resurrection
JESUS IN THE LIGHT
OF HIS ESCHATOLOGICAL PREACHING
The Bible speaks of two End Times
What do the Jewish sources say about the Last Days?
The renewal of Israel which will take place in the Last Days
WHAT, THEN, SHALL WE SAY TO THIS?
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