He was the chief redactor of the Encyclopedia Hebraica. He was a candidate for president in the first Israeli presidential election in , losing to Chaim Weizmann. Klausner was the great uncle of Israeli author Amos Oz. Joseph Klausner was born in Olkeniki , Vilna Governorate in At the turn of the 20th century, the Klausners left Lithuania and settled in Odessa.
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Start your review of Jesus of Nazareth. Jun 02, Marcus rated it it was amazing. The author was the great uncle of the Israeli author, Amos Oz.
Apr 20, rated it liked it Shelves: history. This isn't exactly the type of book I would normally have looked for and decided to read, but my obsession with Amos Oz inspired me to do so, and I'm glad I did. Agnon intrigued me enough for me to read S.
Now, having read something from both authors, I think the irony of Klausner's house eventually being demolished and Agnon's house being preserved for the benefit of all it's visitors and tourists on Klausner Street, is almost comically fitting.
The book is obviously painstakingly written and edited, and the work did indeed pay off: the book is remarkably easy to read and understand, despite all the historical references and academic language.
Herbert Danby. I thought it was interesting that Dr. They will, and quite rightly, find much in it to dislike. Though the author is conscientiously convinced that he has been quite untouched by subjective influences, the Christian reader will not agree.
But apart from this, the Christian reader, and especially the Christian scholar, will be thankful for the material which the book provides for the better understanding of the Jewish mental and historical environment in which our Lord worked and lived.
The author is too polite and diplomatic to diagnose Jesus himself, but the symptoms definitely match up — in his own passive aggressive way, the author makes his point clear. An example of a section that gave away the author's Orientalist leanings can be found in his list of the five categories of miracles performed by Jesus, the third and fourth types in particular.
The present writer witnessed such a change while sailing on the Sea in the spring of Yet for the Galilaean fishermen, with their craving for marvels, it was a miracle which Jesus had performed. Such has ever been the way with simple-minded people. All in all, it was a thought provoking book. The more I read about the history of different religions, the more I think that many of the more outspoken, active atheists are missing the point. My main gripe with them is that they give religion too much credit by blaming it for a lot of the world's problems , and in doing so give people too much credit by giving them an out by suggesting that if it wasn't for their religious views, they would have been better people.
Religion is not the problem, people are. That is not to say that all religions are equal; it's impossible to deny that different religions perpetuate and encourage different societal characteristics, but the root of those characteristics is one and the same: it's all just different manifestations of human nature, both at its best and at its worst.
I realise I have a little bit of a chicken and egg problem with this theory, but I really think that getting into religious debates and criticising religion on it's own, for it's own sake, is not only pointless but ultimately futile. Aug 07, matthew mcdonald rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites. Has some faults, but way more interesting than, eg, the book by Reza Aslan.
Gives a lot of background on what has happening in Palestine around years ago. Not without faults. There are a few bits where he pretends to understand what people, primarily Jesus, were thinking on pretty flimsy grounds. There are currently only 2 reviews of this on goodreads.
For what it's worth, I didn't think b was much of an issue. Similarly, when Klausner's arguing about which parts of Josephus are authentic, he seems to be at least making a reasonable, although not iron-clad, argument. I tend to agree with Robert about the claimed psychological insight into Jesus' motivation seeming bogus in parts a. But in other parts it seems reasonable, where certain events have just happened, and Jesus the goes and does something that seems to have a pretty straightforward psychological motivation like wanting to avoid being arrested.
I think that I probably didn't object to as many of these sections as Robert did. Burris rated it it was amazing Jun 27, The Servant rated it it was amazing Sep 30, Manuel Correa rated it really liked it Jan 31, Achilles Alex rated it really liked it Sep 04, Koba Kay rated it it was amazing Apr 30, Roxanne Mooney rated it it was amazing Jan 03, Charles Norman rated it really liked it May 19, Juan Pablo rated it really liked it Jan 15, David rated it really liked it Jul 18, Ferran Grasas rated it it was amazing Apr 13, Marjorie rated it really liked it Jun 01, Will rated it it was amazing Jul 09, Guillermo Violante rated it it was amazing Apr 13, Justo Montibeller rated it liked it Dec 15, Brian Wilson rated it really liked it Jun 05, Zoraida Portillo rated it really liked it Oct 06, Pedro Juarez rated it really liked it Apr 01, Tim Downie rated it really liked it Sep 07, David marked it as to-read Aug 20, Douglas marked it as to-read Aug 16, Renae marked it as to-read Aug 18, Jac marked it as to-read Oct 13, Clement Birkelbach marked it as to-read Aug 22, David marked it as to-read Jan 30, Arianna marked it as to-read Mar 05, Taif marked it as to-read Jun 12, Andree marked it as to-read Aug 08, Jose marked it as to-read Aug 12, Alex Wines marked it as to-read Dec 02, Harry Van marked it as to-read Jan 14, Philip Sharp marked it as to-read Jan 31, Amalia Felix Felix marked it as to-read Mar 20, Izi Deventurero marked it as to-read Apr 03, Maayan marked it as to-read Apr 26, Billy Smith marked it as to-read May 30,
With the exception of Josephus, there is nothing in the ancient Jewish literature that could be regarded as an independent Jewish source of information on Jesus. One could put forward several suggestions to account for this apparent lack of interest within the Talmud and Jewish sources. Perhaps the silence had been accidental, in that historical circumstances might never have offered an opportunity for reports about Jesus to be included within the writings. Or perhaps the editors had not deemed Jesus important enough to discuss, or were simply ignorant of his existence.
Jesus of Nazareth