Jesus the Jew. A Historian's Reading of the Gospels. London: Fontana/Collins, 1976

Vermes is determined that it is possible to gain insights into the Jesus of history if all the materials available to the historian are utilised. Christian readers may wish to say something more about Jesus than they are presented with in this learned work by the oxford Jewish scholar, Geza Vermes, but they will appreciate the contribution that he has made to this burgeoning part of new Testament (and related) studies.