Was Jesus Illegitimate? The Evidence of His Social Interactions

@article{Mcgrath2007WasJI,
  title={Was Jesus Illegitimate? The Evidence of His Social Interactions},
  author={James Mcgrath},
  journal={Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus},
  year={2007},
  volume={5},
  pages={81-100}
}
  • James Mcgrath
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus
This article examines the social status of the historical Jesus in relation to recent studies that place Jesus into the social category of an illegitimate child. After surveying the evidence with respect to the situation of such individuals in first-century Mediterranean and Jewish society, we shall proceed to examine whether Jesus’ implied social status (as evidenced by accounts of his adult social interactions) coheres with what one would expect in the case of someone who bore the stigma of… Expand
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