2 v. (xxvii, 1,608 p.) ; 24 cm.
  • v. 1. Commentary (in four acts): Act I: Jesus prays and is arrested in Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives across the Kidron (Mark 14:26-52; Matt 26:30-56; Luke 22:39-53; John 18:1-11) ; Act II: Jesus before the Jewish authorities (Mark 14:53-15:1; Matt 26:57-27:10; Luke 22:54-23:1; John 18:12-28a) ; Act III: Jesus before Pilate, the roman governor (Mark 15:2-20a; Matt 27:11-31a; Luke 23:2-25; John 18:28b-19:16a)
  • v. 2. Act IV: Jesus is crucified and dies on Golgotha; He is buried nearby (Mark 15:20b-47; Matt 27:31b-66; Luke 23:26-56; John 19:16b-42) ; Appendixes: The Gospel of Peter--a noncanonical passion narrative ; Dating the Crucifixion (day, monthly date, year) ; Pertinent passages difficult to translate (Mark 14:41; Hebrews 5:7-8; Matt 26:50, John 19:13) ; Overall view of Judas Iscariot ; Jewish groups and authorities mentioned in the Passion narratives ; The sacrifice of Isaac and the Passion ; The Old Testament background of the Passion narratives ; Jesus' predictions of His passion and death ; The question of a PreMarcan passion narrative / by Marion L. Soards.
Over his illustrious career, Raymond E. Brown, S.S., Ph.D., was internationally regarded as a dean of New Testament scholars. He was Auburn Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He received over thirty honorary degrees from Catholic and Protestant universities worldwide, and was elected a (Corresponding) Fellow of the British Academy and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.In addition to serving as president of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Biblical Association, and the Society of New Testament Studies, two popes appointed Father Brown as the sole American on the Pontifical Biblical Commission. Some of the best known of his more than thirty-five books on the Bible are three volumes in the "Anchor Bible" series on the Gospel and Epistles of John, as well as the Anchor Bible Reference Library volumes "The Birth of the Messiah", "The Death of the Messiah", and "An Introduction to the New Testament", winner of the 1998 Catholic Press Association Award for Biblical Studies. Father Brown's untimely death on August 8, 1998, saddened all who knew him.
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