The week’s offer is Jesus Against the Scribal Elite by Chris Keith. Here’s the catalog description.
“How did the controversy between Jesus and the scribal elite begin? We know that it ended on a cross, but what put Jesus on the radar of established religious and political leaders in the first place? Chris Keith argues that, in addition to concerns over what Jesus taught and perhaps even how he taught, a crucial aspect of the rising conflict concerned his very status as a teacher.
Addressing an overlooked aspect in Jesus studies, this fresh and provocative work is the first book-length treatment of the origins of the controversy between Jesus and the scribal authorities. It exposes the broader significance of Keith’s highly regarded technical work on the literacy of Jesus.”
Leave your name in the comments section by NLT Friday, April 11th 6:00 am EST. I’ll draw the winner’s name that Friday. International entries are welcome. If I don’t hear back from the winner within seven days the book will go to another entry.