Jesus the Pharisee: A New Look at the Jewishness of Jesus. New York: Paulist Press, 1985

A study of the Pharisees in the time of Jesus, primarily via an examination of pertinent rabbinic sources. Falk argues that Jesus took issue with one group of Pharisees (the School of Shammai) while upholding the views of the other major Pharisaic group (the School of Hillel). Suggests that the seemingly anti-Jewish passages of the Christian Scriptures illumine the debate between Jesus and the School of Shammai, and should not, therefore, be read as an indictment of all Pharisees.