- ISBN: 0300140096, 9780300140095
- Page count: 912
- Published: 1998-12-01
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Yale University Press
In this monumental work, the late Raymond Brown explicated the Gospel narratives of Christ's passion and death, connecting each to its Old Testament antecedents, its function in the first-century church, and its place in current thought. This study also includes analysis of Old Testament traditions, comparative studies of the Gospels, literal translations of selected passages, extensive notes and commentary, and an extensive bibliography. A skilled, in-depth follow-up to his earlier work on the life of Christ, The Birth of the Messiah.