By Scot McKnight, Joseph B. Modica

This quantity will unpack the seven allegations proposed by way of Scot McKnight in his article 'Calling Jesus Mamzer' within the inaugural quantity of The magazine for the historic Jesus (Volume 1.1 2003: 73-103).

Each essay will discover the historicity of every accusation and what they let us know approximately Jesus. McKnight and Modica suggest that via analyzing those particular allegations, it is easy to start to understand a missed size of historic Jesus reviews, particularly, that Jesus will be understood via what his rivals (critics) say of him. They contend that such an strategy deals, as Malina and Neyrey have formerly tested in Calling Jesus Names, a 'Christology from the side'.

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And Teuchlngs (trans. Herbert Danby; London: Allen & Unwin, 1929), p. 291; Ernst Kbemann, 'The Problem of the Historical1esus', p. 39; EduardScbweiur,Jesus(tnms. David E. Green; London: SCM, 1971), pp. 32-33; Gundry, Mark, p. 356; Loader, Jesus Attitude towards the Law, pp. 74-79; John Riches, Jesus and tiu< Transfonnatwn of Judaism (Loudon: 011110D, Longman & Todd, 1980), p. 453-54; Moo, 'Law', p. 454. Bank's(Jesus and the Law in the Synoptic Tradition, p. nirute defilement. However, as Booth (Jesu$ and the~·~· ofPurity, p.

Banks, Jesus and tiu< Law in the Synoptic Tradition, p. 145-46; Booth, Jesus and the Laws of Purity, pp. 220-2 1; Gundry, Mark, p. , Historical Figure ofJesus, p. t, p. 71; Holmen. Jesus andJewish Covenant Thinking, pp. 245-46; Dunn, Jesus Remembered, p. 515. 72. Taylor, St. Mark, pp. 3 4647; Booth, JesJLf and the Laws of Purity, p. 221; lesperSvartvik, Mllrkand Minion: Mk 7:1-23 In Its NarratiwlNid Historical ConI~ (ConBNT, 32; Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell, 2000), pp. 344-47; Ftan

22-24) According to Morton Smith the accusation that Jesus cast out demons by Bee/zebu/ was the most important ofall for understanding the complaints against him. '' Indeed, in the sening offirst-<:entury Palestinian Judaism the accusation would have been quite damning; the rumor alone would bave been damaging to one's reputation. In the attempt to do Cbristology 'from the side' this study will probe the question as to why Jesus' opponents made this particular accusation. The answer seems obvious; it was a malicious charge intended to ruin him.

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