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Vermès, Géza 1924-2013

Overview
Works: 148 works in 1,103 publications in 11 languages and 23,353 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Commentaries  Quotations  Autobiographies  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Contributor, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: BM487.A3, 232
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Most widely held works by Géza Vermès
The Dead Sea scrolls in English by Géza Vermès( Book )

112 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 2,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The manuscripts found in the Qumran caves, dating from about 200 BC to AD 70, are associated with the Essene sect described by several classical authors. Yet despite their immense importance, Geza Vermes argues, scholarly restrictive practices were responsible for 'the academic scandal par excellence of the twentieth century', which until recently kept many key documents hidden from public view. The Dead Sea Scrolls in English provides reliable, direct access to these fascinating documents. Established as the standard English version of the non-biblical material, is now in its fourth edition and has been extensively expanded and updated to include twenty-six newly translated scroll texts, a recent introduction discussing development in Qumran scholarship and, for the first time a full inventory of all the scrolls made available in 1991. Introductory chapters explain the background and outline the history, customs and beliefs of the sectarian community as well as the significance of their writings. The Dead Sea Scrolls in English acts as an authoritative guide for scholar students and all those interested in ancient Judaism and nascent Christianity
The complete Dead Sea scrolls in English by Géza Vermès( Book )

41 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty years after the Scrolls' first discovery, and following the release of the scroll texts to scholars in 1991, this revised and expanded edition of the Dead Sea Scrolls in English crowns a lifetime of research by the esteemed Qumran scholar Géza Vermès. Hitherto unpublished texts are included, among them important documents relating to the Community's liturgical calendar, its rules and observances, further sections of the Genesis Apocrypha, much Wisdom literature and a crucial inscription discovered among the Qumran ruins in 1996
Jesus the Jew : a historian's reading of the Gospels by Géza Vermès( Book )

53 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in English and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dead Sea scrolls : Qumran in perspective by Géza Vermès( Book )

53 editions published between 1977 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The changing faces of Jesus by Géza Vermès( Book )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines New Testament writings about Jesus as part of first-century Judaism, focusing on the letters of Paul and the Gospel of John, and looking at the process by which interpretations of Jesus changed over the years from a historical figure to the Christian savior
Jesus and the world of Judaism by Géza Vermès( Book )

32 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and Hungarian and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the complete Dead Sea scrolls by Géza Vermès( Book )

42 editions published between 1961 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The religion of Jesus the Jew by Géza Vermès( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nativity : history & legend by Géza Vermès( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examining every aspect of the Christmas story in light of biblical texts, period Jewish documents, and classical literary and historical sources, a biblical scholar reassesses the nativity saga, relating it to prophecies in the Old Testament and also to later Christian folklore
Scripture and tradition in Judaism; Haggadic studies by Géza Vermès( Book )

35 editions published between 1961 and 1983 in English and Dutch and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian beginnings : from Nazareth to Nicaea by Géza Vermès( Book )

27 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The creation of the Christian Church is one of the most important stories in the development of the world's history, but also one of the most enigmatic and little understood, shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding. With a forensic, brilliant re-examination of all the key surviving texts of early Christianity, Geza Vermes illuminates the origins of a faith and traces the evolution of the figure of Jesus from the man he was - a prophet fully recognisable as the successor to other Jewish holy men of the Old Testament - to what he came to represent: a mysterious, otherworldly being at the heart of a major new religion
Discovery in the Judean desert by Géza Vermès( Book )

4 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authentic gospel of Jesus by Géza Vermès( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A religious scholar reassesses the life and teachings of Jesus Christ through an analysis of biblical texts and associated Jewish and early Christian texts to provide a new portrait of Jesus
The true Herod by Géza Vermès( Book )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who was Herod the Great? How did he come to govern one of the most politically tumultuous regions in the world? Was he the heartless baby-killer of Matthew's Gospel, or does this popular tale do Herod a great disservice? Geza Vermes, whose work on the Historical Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls has made him one of the most recognisable names in Biblical and Jewish studies, provides a new portrait of Herod. Vermes examines Herod's legacy as a political leader, and a potentate, a man of culture, and an all-round smooth operator. Vermes opens up the fascinating character of Herod, from his sizable and fragile ego to his devastation at the execution of his beloved wife, an execution that Herod ordered himself. Beginning with the key historical sources (notably Josephus) Vermes moves on to consider Herod's greatest legacy and testament - his extensive building works, which include the Temple in Jerusalem, Masada and Herodium. Colour images, combined with Vermes' lively prose make this new picture of Herod an enticing and informative guide to one of ancient history's most misunderstood figures
On the trial of Jesus by Paul Winter( Book )

23 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Trail of Jesus (Studia Judaica (Walter De Gruyter & Co.), Bd. 1.)
The Resurrection by Géza Vermès( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines every aspect of the Resurrection of Jesus in light of biblical texts and literary and historical sources, reassessing the Resurrection in terms of its central meaning to the Christian faith, its vast spiritual and historical implications, and its spiritual lessons
Post-biblical Jewish studies by Géza Vermès( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who's who in the age of Jesus by Géza Vermès( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An attempt to sift through all the sources for the period to create biographies of the major figures from Jesus' era. This book allows readers to understand a Jewish, Roman and Hellenistic world crowded with explosive, mutually antagonistic groups - a world which would give rise to a new Judaism and finally to Christianity
A Tribute to Géza Vermès : essays on Jewish and Christian literature and history by Philip R Davies( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Festschrift honours one of today's leading scholars of early Judaism and Christian origins. Twenty-two essays by internationally renowned scholars reflect the pioneering contribution of Geza Vermes in the fields of Dead Sea Scrolls, Targums and Rabbinics and New Testament
Providential accidents : an autobiography by Géza Vermès( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Hungarian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The complete Dead Sea scrolls in English
Alternative Names
Géza Vermes 1924-2013

Geza Vermes britischer Theologe und Orientalist

Geza Vermes Brits priester (1924-2013)

Geza Vermes historyk brytyjski pochodzenia węgiersko-żydowskiego

Geza Vermes storico delle religioni britannico

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Вермеш, Геза

ורמש, גזה 1924-2013

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베머스, 게자 1924-

ヴェルメシュ, G.

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The complete Dead Sea scrolls in EnglishJesus the Jew : a historian's reading of the GospelsThe Dead Sea scrolls : Qumran in perspectiveThe changing faces of JesusJesus and the world of JudaismAn introduction to the complete Dead Sea scrollsThe religion of Jesus the JewThe Nativity : history & legend