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The grand prize is a Baker Academic Historical Jesus Book Package (retail at $180)! This package includes:

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jesus by Bruce N. Fisk
This book offers a fresh and imaginative approach to Jesus studies and biblical criticism, providing a gripping fictional account of one student’s journey to the Middle East to investigate the New Testament and the life of Jesus for himself.
Constructing Jesus by Dale C. Allison Jr.
Presenting the fruit of several decades of research, Allison contends that the standard criteria most scholars have employed and continue to employ for constructing the historical Jesus are of little value. His pioneering alternative applies recent findings from cognitive science about human memory to our reading of the Gospels in order to “construct Jesus” more soundly.
The Christ of the Miracle Stories by Wendy J. Cotter
Veering away from the academic norm (Bultmann, Theissen, Dibelius) that has historically focused on the actual phenomena and messages in the New Testament miracle accounts, Cotter brings attention to bear on the way Jesus responds to the petitioner–and what the anecdotes reveal about his person, character, and power.
Jesus Among Friends and Enemies by Chris Keith and Larry Hurtado
This engaging text offers a fresh alternative to standard introductions to Jesus. Combining literary and sociohistorical approaches and offering a tightly integrated treatment, a team of highly respected scholars examines how Jesus’s friends and enemies respond to him in the Gospel narratives. It is the first book to introduce readers to the rich portraits of Jesus in the Gospels by surveying the characters who surround him in those texts–from John the Baptist, the disciples, and the family of Jesus to Satan, Pontius Pilate, and Judas Iscariot (among others).
Jesus and Scripture by Steve Moyise
Steve Moyise, an expert on the use of the Old Testament in the New, offers a brief but reliable introduction to the use of the Old Testament in the Gospels’ portrayals of Jesus.
Are You the One Who Is to Come? by Michael F. Bird
“Jesus understood himself as designated by God as the Messiah of Israel.” This thesis may strike many historical-Jesus scholars as dangerously bold. But through careful study of the Gospels, Second Temple literature, and other period texts, scholar Michael Bird makes a persuasive argument that Jesus saw himself as performing the role attributed to the messiah in the Scriptures of Israel and believed that Israel’s restoration hinged on the outcome of his ministry.

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