John Meier, one of the great contemporary American exegetes, has written four volumes on Jesus the Jew, an attempt to gather what we can know historically about the man Jesus of Nazareth.

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John Meier is a Roman Catholic priest who has consecrated his life to the historical critical study of   the figure of Jesus of Nazareth.

The Eugene Burke lecture of 2002 at the University of California focused on “Jesus the Jew – But   what sort of Jew?” The lecture can be heard here