Jesus and the Scriptures: Problems of Authentication and Interpretation

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter


As an introduction to the volume, this chapter discusses some of the methodological problems involved in assessing the questions of the historical Jesus’ engagement with the Scriptures of Israel. It is claimed that any method for studying the historical Jesus must take into account the two major tasks of Jesus research, viz. ‘authentication’ and ‘interpretation’. The article then discusses how extant methods for these two tasks can be adapted in order to function properly when applied to the complex question of Jesus and the Scriptures.


  • Tobias Hägerland
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Religious Studies


  • Authenticity criteria, historical Jesus, historical method, New Testament Studies
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJesus and the Scriptures: Problems, Passages and Patterns
EditorsTobias Hägerland
PublisherBloomsbury publishing
ISBN (Print)9780567665027
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Centre for Theology and Religious Studies (015017000)

Related research output

Hägerland, T. (ed.), 2016, Bloomsbury publishing. 246 p. (Library of New Testament Studies)

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