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Key Passages

  • Matthew 26:14 – 27:66
  • Mark 14:1 – 15:47
  • Luke 22:14-23:56
  • John 18:1-19:42

Reading List

1. Articles

1.1. In English Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

1.2. In Bible Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

1.3. In Theological Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

1.4. In Theological Journals

2. Chapters or Sections

2.1. In Systematic Theologies

2.2. In Other Books

3. Books and Treatises

4. Bibliography from Passionist Missionaries

4.1. The Historical Setting of the Passion

  • Martin Hengel, Crucifixion (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1977)
  • Frederick J. Murphy, The Religious World of Jesus (Nashville: Abingdon, 1991)
  • Donald Senior, Jesus: A Gospel Portrait (New York: Paulist, rev. ed., 1992)

4.2. Archaeological studies

  • Dan Bahat, “Does the Holy Sepulcher Church Mark the Burial of Jesus?” Biblical Archaeology Review 12 (1986) 26-45
  • Gabriel Barkaky, “The Garden Tomb – Was Jesus Buried Here?” Biblical Archaeology Review 12 (1986) 40-57
  • Jack Finegan, The Archaeology of the New Testament (Princeton University Press: Princeton, 1992)
  • Joseph Fitzmyer, “Crucifixion in Palestine, Qumran, and the New Testament,” The Catholic Biblical Quarterly 40 (1978) 493-513
  • Jerome Murphy-O’Connor, O.P. The Holy Land: An Archaeological Guide from Earliest Times to 1700 (New York: Oxford University Press, 3rd ed., 1992)
  • Hershal Shanks, Jerusalem: An Archaeological Biography (New York: Random House, 1995)
  • Robert L. Wilkin, The Land Called Holy: Palestine in Christian History and Thought (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992)
  • John Wilkinson, Jerusalem as Jesus Knew It: Archaeology as Evidence (London: Thames and Hudson, 1978)

4.3. On the Passion in the New Testament

  • Raymond E. Brown, S.S., The Death of the Messiah, Volumes 1 & 2: From Gethsemane to the Grave: A Commentary on the Passion Narratives in the Four Gospels | (New York: Doubleday, 1994)
  • John T. Carroll and Joel B. Green, The Death of Jesus in Early Christianity (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1995)
  • Frank J. Matera, Passion Narratives and Gospel Theologies (New York: Paulist, 1986)
  • Donald Senior, C.P., The Passion of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1985); The Passion of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1984); The Passion of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1989); The Passion of Jesus in the Gospel of John (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1991)
  • Gerard S. Sloyan, The Crucifixion of Jesus: History, Myth, Faith (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1995)

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