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Geza Vermes (born 22 June 1924) is a Jewish scholar and writer on religious history, particularly Jewish and Christian. He is a noted authority on the Dead Sea Scrolls and other ancient works in Aramaic, and a controversial but respected authority on the life and religion of Jesus. Vermes' written work on Jesus focuses principally on Jesus the Jew, as seen in the broader context of the narrative scope of Jewish history and theology. ImageMetadata File history File links Vermes_Head. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... A Christian is a follower of Jesus Christ, believing him to be the Son of God and the savior of human souls from sin and death. ... Fragments of the scrolls on display at the Archeological Museum, Amman The Dead Sea scrolls comprise roughly 825-870 documents, including texts from the Hebrew Bible, discovered between 1947 and 1956 in eleven caves in and around the Wadi Qumran (near the ruins of the ancient settlement of Khirbet Qumran... Aramaic is a Semitic language with a four-thousand year history. ... Jesus (8-2 BC/BCE — 29-36 AD/CE),[1] also known as Jesus of Nazareth, is the central figure of Christianity. ... For other senses of this word, see history (disambiguation). ... Theology is reasoned discourse concerning God (Greek θεος, theos, God, + λογος, logos, word or reason). It can also refer to the study of other religious topics. ...


He was born in Mako, Hungary, in 1924 to Jewish parents. All three were baptised as Roman Catholics when he was seven. His mother and journalist father died in the Holocaust. After the Second World War, he became a priest, studied first in Paris and then at the Universit√© Catholique de Louvain in Belgium, where he read Oriental history and languages and in 1953 obtained a doctorate in theology with a dissertation on the historical framework of the Dead Sea Scrolls. He left the Catholic church in 1957; and, resuming his Jewish faith, came to Britain and took up a teaching post at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He married Pamela Hobson in 1958. In 1965 he joined the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Oxford University, rising to become the first professor of Jewish Studies before his retirement in 1991. Mako or similar may be: Places Makó, a town in Hungary Makung, a city on the main Pescadore Island in the Taiwan Strait (alternate romanization) People Mako Akishino, Princess of Japan Makoto Iwamatsu (1933 – ), a Japanese actor Benjamin Mako Hill, a Debian developer Other Mako shark, one or more species... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Concentration camp inmates during the Holocaust The Holocaust was Nazi Germanys systematic genocide (ethnic cleansing) of various ethnic, religious, national, and secular groups during World War II. Early elements include the Kristallnacht pogrom and the T-4 Euthanasia Program established by Hitler that killed some 200,000 people. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Roman Catholic priests in traditional clerical clothing. ... The Eiffel Tower, the international symbol of the city For other uses, see Paris (disambiguation). ... The Université catholique de Louvain, sometimes known as UCL, is Belgiums largest French-speaking university. ... The term the Orient - literally meaning sunrise, east - is traditionally used to refer to Near, Middle, and Far Eastern countries. ... Fragments of the scrolls on display at the Archeological Museum, Amman The Dead Sea scrolls comprise roughly 825-870 documents, including texts from the Hebrew Bible, discovered between 1947 and 1956 in eleven caves in and around the Wadi Qumran (near the ruins of the ancient settlement of Khirbet Qumran... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Newcastle upon Tyne is a British university located in Newcastle upon Tyne in the north of England. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Vermes was one of the first scholars to examine the Dead Sea Scrolls after their discovery in 1947, and is the author of the standard translation into English of the Dead Sea Scrolls: The Dead Sea Scrolls in English, 1962, re-issued in London by Penguin Classics, as The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English, 2004 ISBN 014449523. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


He is now Professor Emeritus of Jewish Studies and Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford but continues to teach at the Oriental Institute in Oxford. He has edited the Journal of Jewish Studies [1] since 1971, and since 1991 he has been director of the Oxford Forum for Qumran Research at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. College name Wolfson College Named after Sir Isaac Wolfson, CBE Established 1965 Sister College Darwin College President Sir Gareth Roberts, FRS JCR President none (graduate-only college) Undergraduates none (graduate-only college) Graduates 450 Homepage Boatclub Wolfson College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in... Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England, with a population of 134,248 (2001 census). ... Qumran (Khirbet Qumran) is located on a dry plateau on the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea in Israel. ...


After the death of his first wife in 1993, he married Margaret Unarska in 1996. They have a son, Ian. Ian (or Iain) is the Scots Gaelic version of John. ...


Professor Vermes is a Fellow of the British Academy; a Fellow of the European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities; holder of an Oxford D. Litt. (1988) and of honorary doctorates from the University of Edinburgh (1989), University of Durham (1990) and University of Sheffield (1994). He was awarded the Wilhelm Bacher Memorial Medal by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1996). The British Academy is the United Kingdoms national academy for the humanities and the social sciences. ... The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583, is a renowned centre for teaching and research in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... Durham University is a university in England. ... The University of Sheffield is a leading university, located in Sheffield, UK. // History The University of Sheffield was originally formed by the merger of three colleges. ...



Vermes' other published works include:

  • Scripture and tradition in Judaism: Haggadic studies (Studia post-biblica), Brill, Leiden 1961 ISBN 9004036261
  • Jesus the Jew: A Historian's Reading of the Gospels, Minneapolis, Fortress Press 1973 ISBN 0800614437
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls: Qumran in Perspective, Minneapolis, Fortress Press 1977 ISBN 0800614356
  • Jesus and the World of Judaism, Minneapolis, Fortress Press 1983 ISBN 0800617843
  • The Essenes According to the Classical Sources (with Martin Goodman), Sheffield Academic Press 1989 ISBN 1850751390
  • The Religion of Jesus the Jew, Minneapolis, Fortress Press 1993 ISBN 0800627970
  • The Changing Faces of Jesus, London, Penguin 2001 ISBN 0140265244
  • Jesus in his Jewish Context , Minneapolis, Fortress Press 2003 ISBN 0800636236
  • The Authentic Gospel of Jesus, London, Penguin 2004 ISBN 014100360X
  • The Passion, London, Penguin 2005 ISBN 0141021322.
  • "Who's Who in the Age of Jesus", London, Penguin 2005 ISBN 0140515658

For more details see his autobiography, Providential Accidents, London, SCM Press, 1998 ISBN 0334027225/ Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham MD, 1998 ISBN 0847693406. Judaism is the religion of the Jewish people with around 15 million followers as of 2006. ... Aggadah ( Aramaic אגדה: tales, lore; pl. ... For the genre of Christian-themed music, see gospel music. ... Qumran (Khirbet Qumran) is located on a dry plateau on the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea in Israel. ... Judaism is the religion of the Jewish people with around 15 million followers as of 2006. ... The Essenes (es-eenz) were followers of a religious way of living in Judaism that flourished from the 2nd century BC to the 1st century AD. Many scholars today argue that there were a number of separate but related groups that had in common mystic, eschatological, messianic, and ascetic beliefs... Martin Goodman is a historian and writer on Roman history and the history and literature of the Jews in the Roman period. ... For other uses, see Gospel (disambiguation). ... The Passion is the technical term for the suffering and Agony of Jesus that led directly to the Crucifixion, a central Christian event. ...


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Geza Vermes information - Search.com (531 words)
Geza Vermes (born 22 June 1924) is a Jewish scholar and writer on religious history, particularly Jewish and Christian.
Vermes' written work on Jesus focuses principally on Jesus the Jew, as seen in the broader context of the narrative scope of Jewish history and theology.
Professor Vermes is a Fellow of the British Academy; a Fellow of the European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities; holder of an Oxford D. Litt.
Geza Vermes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (527 words)
Geza Vermes (born 22 June 1924) is a Jewish scholar and writer on religious history, particularly Jewish and Christian.
Vermes' written work on Jesus focuses principally on Jesus the Jew, as seen in the broader context of the narrative scope of Jewish history and theology.
Professor Vermes is a Fellow of the British Academy; a Fellow of the European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities; holder of an Oxford D. Litt.
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