EXCERPT: Jesus in Jerusalem by Eckhard Schnabel
Eckhard J. Schnabel is the Mary F. Rockefeller Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has published books in both German and English, including Paul the Missionary: Realities, Strategies and Methods and commentaries on Mark, Acts, Romans, and 1 Corinthians.
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This is the first book to describe and analyze, sequentially and in detail, all the persons, places, times, and events mentioned in the Gospel accounts of Jesus’s last week in Jerusalem.
Part reference guide, part theological exploration, Eckhard Schnabel’s Jesus in Jerusalem uses the biblical text and recent archaeological evidence to find meaning in Jesus’s final days on earth. Schnabel profiles the seventy-two people and groups and the seventeen geographic locations named in the four passion narratives.
Placing the events of Jesus’s last days in chronological order, he unpacks their theological significance, finding that Jesus’s passion, death, and resurrection can be understood historically as well as from a faith perspective.
The following excerpt looks at Jesus’s women disciples who are mentioned in the canonical gospels.