Joachim Jeremias

Joachim Jeremias (1900-1979) was born on in Dresden but spent his formative years in Jerusalem, where his father, Dr. Friedrich Jeremias worked as a provost for the Lutheran Erlöserkirche (Church of the Redeemer). He studied theology and eastern languages in Tübingen and Leipzig. At Leipzig he completed his Dr.phil. (1922), Dr.theol. (1923), and Habilitation (1925). His mentor was the renowned Gustaf Dalman. In 1938, Jeremias was appointed Georgia Augusta Professor of Theology at Leipzig, continuing to fill that chair until his retirement in 1968. In 1976, Joachim Jeremias moved from Goettingen to Tübingen, where he died.

The research work of Joachim Jeremias covers historical, literary, philosophical, and archaeological studies, especially for the Hebrew Bible and rabbinic texts relevant to a critical analysis of the New Testament. He sought to reconstruct the historical environment of Jesus. The achievements of Joachim Jeremias received national and international recognition by his admission into the Göttinger Academy of Sciences in 1948 and his receiving honorary doctorates from universities at Leipzig, St. Andrews, Uppsala, and Oxford. He was also made a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences and the British Academy. In 1970 he was made an honorary fellow of the Deutsche Verein zur Erforschung Palästinas.

Jesus and the Message of the New Testament (2002)

Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus (1969)


The Prayers of Jesus (1978)

Parables of Jesus (3rd ed., 1972)

New Testament Theology: The proclamation of Jesus (1971)

Rediscovering the Parables (1966)

The Eucharistic Words of Jesus (1966)

The Central Message of the New Testament (1965)

Lord's Prayer (1964)

Sermon on the Mount (1963)

Infant Baptism in the First Four Centuries (1960)

Jesus' Promise to the Nations (Studies in Biblical Theology, no. 24, 1958)

Unknown Sayings of Jesus (1957) [TOP]

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