The author of a soon-to-be published dissertation sure to rock the scholarly world and reconfigure the way people look at Jesus' ministry, is now discussing it on-line. Joel Willitts, who is about to publish Matthew's Messianic Shepherd-King, which looks at Jesus' ministry in light of both Davidic hopes and hopes for the restoration of the twelve tribes, is now discussing an email he received about his thesis on Euangelion, the blog he shares with the eminent Michael Bird. I am all over anything Joel Willitts writes on this topic--in fact, I usually read Euangelion first thing every morning--and I just want to encourage you to:
1) Read his post.
2) Add Euangelion to your daily rounds (or blog roll). Bird and Willitts are on the cutting edge and always have interesting posts. They really have their finger on the pulse of the latest scholarship.
3) Start saving up. The book is $118 dollars and while that may seem like a lot, in this case I suspect you'll get what you pay for--a book worth $100 dollars plus. If you are doing Jesus research or New Testament studies, I think you're going to want to have this book as a resource.