Single Best Resource for Studying Jesus…Besides the Bible

Posted by Greg Monette on January 22 2014

Hey you! You know who you are. You have a limited budget but want to have an essential library for your study of Jesus and the Gospels. Today’s your lucky day. I’m going to let you in on a little secret. There’s one resource nearly every biblical scholar, pastor, and educated lay-person has on their desk within arms-reach at all times.

This volume is the first place most of us go to when we have a question about Jesus and desire a high-powered, yet accessible overview of loads of fascinating topics pertaining to Jesus and the Gospels. This resource has few rivals. 

I must warn you before getting your hands on a copy…once you crack this book open it’ll be like opening pandora’s box itself. One topic will lead to another, will lead to another, etc. You may form an addiction to studying about the historical Jesus. However, your brain will be full of the most up-to-date scholarly overviews of the best information about Jesus available. Each of the articles were written by experts on the topics being discussed. 

Here it is: Joel B. Green, Jeannine J. Brown, and Nicholas Perrin (eds.), Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels. Second Edition. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press Academic, 2013.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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