The Jewish Annotated New Testament

✏Book Title : The Jewish Annotated New Testament
✏Author : Amy-Jill Levine
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2011-11-15
✏Pages : 700
✏ISBN : 9780199927067
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Jewish Annotated New Testament Book Summary : Although major New Testament figures--Jesus and Paul, Peter and James, Jesus' mother Mary and Mary Magdalene--were Jews, living in a culture steeped in Jewish history, beliefs, and practices, there has never been an edition of the New Testament that addresses its Jewish background and the culture from which it grew--until now. In The Jewish Annotated New Testament, eminent experts under the general editorship of Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Z. Brettler put these writings back into the context of their original authors and audiences. And they explain how these writings have affected the relations of Jews and Christians over the past two thousand years. An international team of scholars introduces and annotates the Gospels, Acts, Letters, and Revelation from Jewish perspectives, in the New Revised Standard Version translation. They show how Jewish practices and writings, particularly the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible, influenced the New Testament writers. From this perspective, readers gain new insight into the New Testament's meaning and significance. In addition, thirty essays on historical and religious topics--Divine Beings, Jesus in Jewish thought, Parables and Midrash, Mysticism, Jewish Family Life, Messianic Movements, Dead Sea Scrolls, questions of the New Testament and anti-Judaism, and others--bring the Jewish context of the New Testament to the fore, enabling all readers to see these writings both in their original contexts and in the history of interpretation. For readers unfamiliar with Christian language and customs, there are explanations of such matters as the Eucharist, the significance of baptism, and "original sin." For non-Jewish readers interested in the Jewish roots of Christianity and for Jewish readers who want a New Testament that neither proselytizes for Christianity nor denigrates Judaism, The Jewish Annotated New Testament is an essential volume that places these writings in a context that will enlighten students, professionals, and general readers.

📒The Meaning Of The Bible ✍ Douglas A. Knight

✏Book Title : The Meaning of the Bible
✏Author : Douglas A. Knight
✏Publisher : Harper Collins
✏Release Date : 2011-11-08
✏Pages : 496
✏ISBN : 9780062098597
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Meaning of the Bible Book Summary : In The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us, preeminent biblical scholars Douglas A. Knight and Amy-Jill Levine deliver a broad and engaging introduction to the Old Testament—also known as the Tanakh or Hebrew Bible—offering a wealth of compelling historical background and context for the sacred literature that is at the heart of Judaism and Christianity. John Shelby Spong, author of Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World writes, "Levine and Knight have combined to write a book on the Bible that is as academically brilliant as it is marvelously entertaining. By placing our scriptures into their original Jewish context they have opened up startling and profound new insights. This is a terrific book."

✏Book Title : A Feminist Companion to the New Testament Apocrypha
✏Author : Amy-Jill Levine
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2006
✏Pages : 292
✏ISBN : STANFORD:36105124102794
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A Feminist Companion to the New Testament Apocrypha Book Summary : In this diverse collection the contributors utilize a variety of approaches to explore topics such as the construction of Christian identity, the Christian martyr, heterodoxy and orthodoxy, conjugal ethics and apostolic homewreckers, trials and temptations, the rhetoric of the body, asceticism, and eroticism.

📒Short Stories By Jesus ✍ Amy-Jill Levine

✏Book Title : Short Stories by Jesus
✏Author : Amy-Jill Levine
✏Publisher : Harper Collins
✏Release Date : 2014-09-09
✏Pages : 352
✏ISBN : 9780062198198
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Short Stories by Jesus Book Summary : The renowned biblical scholar, author of The Misunderstood Jew, and general editor for The Jewish Annotated New Testament interweaves history and spiritual analysis to explore Jesus’ most popular teaching parables, exposing their misinterpretations and making them lively and relevant for modern readers. Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to effectively convey his message and meaning. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus’ stories ignore this disparity and have often allowed anti-Semitism and misogyny to color their perspectives. In this wise, entertaining, and educational book, Amy-Jill Levine offers a fresh, timely reinterpretation of Jesus’ narratives. In Short Stories by Jesus, she analyzes these “problems with parables,” taking readers back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. Levine reveals the parables’ connections to first-century economic and agricultural life, social customs and morality, Jewish scriptures and Roman culture. With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us—and when read rightly, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later.

📒The Gospel Of Luke ✍ Amy-Jill Levine

✏Book Title : The Gospel of Luke
✏Author : Amy-Jill Levine
✏Publisher : New Cambridge Bible Commentary
✏Release Date : 2018-06-28
✏Pages : 696
✏ISBN : 9780521859509
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Gospel of Luke Book Summary : This volume surfaces distinct historical claims, nuanced theological conclusions, and a mutual respect in an area where disagreement often results in consignment to hell.

📒The Jewish Study Bible ✍ Adele Berlin

✏Book Title : The Jewish Study Bible
✏Author : Adele Berlin
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2014-10-17
✏Pages : 2400
✏ISBN : 9780199393879
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Jewish Study Bible Book Summary : First published in 2004, The Jewish Study Bible is a landmark, one-volume resource tailored especially for the needs of students of the Hebrew Bible. It has won acclaim from readers in all religious traditions. The Jewish Study Bible, which comes in a protective slipcase, combines the entire Hebrew Bible--in the celebrated Jewish Publication Society TANAKH Translation--with explanatory notes, introductory materials, and essays by leading biblical scholars on virtually every aspect of the text, the world in which it was written, its interpretation, and its role in Jewish life. The quality of scholarship, easy-to-navigate format, and vibrant supplementary features bring the ancient text to life. This second edition includes revised annotations for nearly the entire Bible, as well as forty new and updated essays on many of the issues in Jewish interpretation, Jewish worship in the biblical and post-biblical periods, and the influence of the Hebrew Bible in the ancient world. The Jewish Study Bible, Second Edition, is an essential resource for anyone interested in the Hebrew Bible.

📒Light Of The World ✍ Amy-Jill Levine

✏Book Title : Light of the World
✏Author : Amy-Jill Levine
✏Publisher : Abingdon Press
✏Release Date : 2019-09-03
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : 9781501884368
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Light of the World Book Summary : In Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the story of the birth of Jesus. Join her as she traces the Christmas narrative through the stories of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary, the journey to Bethlehem, and the visit from the Magi. These stories open conversations around connections of the Gospel stories to the Old Testament, the role of women in first-century Jewish culture, the importance of Mary’s visitation and the revolutionary implications of Mary’s Magnificat, the census and the stable, and the star of Bethlehem and the flight to Egypt. The book provides a rich and challenging learning experience for small groups and individual readers alike. As part of a larger four-week study that is perfect for Advent, it includes a DVD and a comprehensive leader guide.

📒A Jubilee For All Time ✍ Gilbert S. Rosenthal

✏Book Title : A Jubilee for All Time
✏Author : Gilbert S. Rosenthal
✏Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
✏Release Date : 2014-11-18
✏Pages : 362
✏ISBN : 9781630877620
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A Jubilee for All Time Book Summary : In 1965, the Second Vatican Council formally issued a historic document titled Nostra Aetate (In Our Time). It was an attempt to frame the relationship between the Roman Catholic Church and the Jewish people. Never before had an ecumenical council attempted such a task. The landmark document issued by the Council and proclaimed by Pope Paul VI precipitated a Copernican revolution in Catholic-Jewish relations and started a process that has spread to the Protestant and Orthodox worlds as well. This volume, consisting of essays and reflections by Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, and Jewish scholars and theologians, by pastors and professors from the United States, Canada, Ireland, Great Britain, and Israel, is an evaluation of what Nostra Aetate has accomplished thus far and how Christian-Jewish relations must proceed in building bridges of respect, understanding, and trust between the faith groups. A Jubilee for All Times serves as a source of discussion, learning, and dialogue for scholars, students and intelligent laypersons who believe that we must create a positive relationship between Judaism and Christianity.

📒Jesus For Everyone ✍ Amy-Jill Levine

✏Book Title : Jesus for Everyone
✏Author : Amy-Jill Levine
✏Publisher : HarperCollins
✏Release Date : 2020-03-10
✏Pages : 256
✏ISBN : 9780062216748
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Jesus for Everyone Book Summary : The renowned biblical scholar, Vanderbilt University Divinity School Professor, and author of Short Stories by Jesus and The Misunderstood Jew argues that Jesus’s historic and cultural influence make him fascinating, provocative, and relevant for everyone, not only faithful Christians but nonbelievers as well. Two thousand years after his birth and death, Jesus of Nazareth continues to be of vital interest. Yet much of the scholarship around Jesus focuses on his religious significance. Jesus for Atheists examines his most famous teachings from a fresh perspective, exploring how they have continued to shape ethics and civilization in the West for two millennia. Even for those who reject faith, Jesus’s life and his philosophy are important to study Amy-Jill Levine contends, because of the insights they hold for us today. Poring through scripture, analyzing what historical scholarship has revealed about Jesus’s views on a number of subjects—including women—reveals surprising messages sure to be fascinating to all readers. Placing Jesus of Nazareth within his historical context, Levine brings him vividly into focus and invites agnostics and the most committed nonbelievers to appreciate his lasting impact on the modern world.

📒The Book Of Job ✍ Donald Kraus

✏Book Title : The Book of Job
✏Author : Donald Kraus
✏Publisher : SkyLight Paths Publishing
✏Release Date : 2012
✏Pages : 216
✏ISBN : 9781594733895
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Book of Job Book Summary : This fresh translation and annotation of a celebrated classic of world literature captures some of the finest poetry in the Hebrew Bible and uncovers the original author's intent in a way that is accessible for modern readers and spiritual seekers.