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Bibil Identifier bibil:219736
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Eyewitnesses and the Oral Jesus Tradition
Author Dunn, James D.G.
Journal Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus (Volume: 6, Issue: 1)
Undefined link The Secret of the Transmission of the Unwritten Jesus Tradition
Undefined link Jesus and the Eyewitnesses
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 85-105 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Dunn responds to critiques by Birger Gerhardsson and Richard Bauckham of his thesis in Jesus Remembered (2003) regarding the early oral Jesus tradition. He agrees with Gerhardsson's emphasis on the oral Jesus tradition as taught, but questions his unwillingness to recognize the character of the 1st century oral Palestinian culture and of the Jesus tradition. He agrees with Bauckham's emphasis on eyewitnesses to explain especially the beginning of the traditioning process, but questions the extent to which the tradition was explicitly attributed to eyewitnesses, and argues that his own thesis also covers the cases where the oral Jesus tradition was being passed on by teachers at some remove from the eyewitnesses. The starting point remains the character of the Synoptic tradition, as 'same yet different', and the challenge remains to explain that character in the most historically responsible way.
DOI 10.1163/174551908X266042
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Jesus : Historical Jesus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Oral Tradition
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Witness
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