A Rabbi Looks at Jesus Parables

A Rabbi Looks at Jesus  Parables
Author: Frank Stern
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780742542716
ISBN 13: 0742542718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Rabbi Looks at Jesus Parables Book Review:

Intended to appeal to both Christians and Jews, A Rabbi Looks at Jesus' Parables is an introduction to the teachings of Jesus. Each chapter uncovers hidden messages within each of Jesus' parables, compares the similarities and differences in Jesus' thinking to other Jewish sources from first-century Palestine and discusses each parable within its religious and historical context

Short Stories by Jesus

Short Stories by Jesus
Author: Amy-Jill Levine
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-09-09
ISBN 10: 006219819X
ISBN 13: 9780062198198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Short Stories by Jesus Book Review:

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 Parables of Jesus the Galilean

The Parables of Jesus the Galilean
Author: Ernest van Eck
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-08-09
ISBN 10: 1498233716
ISBN 13: 9781498233712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Parables of Jesus the Galilean Book Review:

Who do we meet in the stories Jesus told? In The Parables of Jesus the Galilean: Stories of a Social Prophet, a selection of the parables of Jesus is read using a social-scientific approach. The interest of the author is not the parables in their literary contexts, but rather the parables as Jesus told them in a first-century Jewish Galilean sociopolitical, religious, and economic setting. Therefore, this volume is part of the material turn in parable research and offers a reading of the parables that pays special attention to Mediterranean anthropology by stressing key first-century Mediterranean values. Where applicable, available papyri that may be relevant in understanding the parables of Jesus from a fresh perspective are used to assemble solid ancient comparanda for the practices and social realities that the parables presuppose. The picture of Jesus that emerges from these readings is that of a social prophet. The parables of Jesus, as symbols of social transformation, envisioned a transformed and alternative world. This world, for Jesus, was the kingdom of God.

Parables in Midrash

Parables in Midrash
Author: David Stern
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 347
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780674654488
ISBN 13: 067465448X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parables in Midrash Book Review:

David Stern shows how the parable or mashal--the most distinctive type of narrative in midrash--was composed, how its symbolism works, and how it serves to convey the ideological convictions of the rabbis. He describes its relation to similar tales in other literatures, including the parables of Jesus in the New Testament and kabbalistic parables. Through its innovative approach to midrash, this study reaches beyond its particular subject, and will appeal to all readers interested in narrative and religion.

The Parables

The Parables
Author: Brad H. Young
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2008-03-01
ISBN 10: 0801048206
ISBN 13: 9780801048203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Parables Book Review:

Young focuses on the historical development and theological significance of parables in the Jewish and Christian traditions, examining parallels between the rabbinic and Gospel parables.

Earliest Christianity within the Boundaries of Judaism

Earliest Christianity within the Boundaries of Judaism
Author: Alan Avery-Peck,Craig A. Evans,Jacob Neusner
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2016-02-04
ISBN 10: 9004310339
ISBN 13: 9789004310339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earliest Christianity within the Boundaries of Judaism Book Review:

Top scholars of early Christianity and Judaism consider methodological issues, earliest Christianity’s Judaic setting, Gospel studies, and the emergence of later Christianity. These essays honor Bruce Chilton, recognizing his seminal contribution to the study of earliest Christianity in its Judaic setting.

Short Stories by Jesus Leader Guide

Short Stories by Jesus Leader Guide
Author: Amy-Jill Levine
Publsiher: Abingdon Press
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2018-05-15
ISBN 10: 150185819X
ISBN 13: 9781501858192
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Short Stories by Jesus Leader Guide Book Review:

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 Short Stories by Jesus, Amy-Jill Levine analyzes these "problems with parables" taking readers back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. 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 Leader Guide contains everything needed to guide a group through the six-week study including session plans, activities, and discussion questions, as well as multiple format options.

They Also Taught in Parables

They Also Taught in Parables
Author: Harvey K. McArthur,Robert M. Johnston
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2014-10-24
ISBN 10: 1725235099
ISBN 13: 9781725235090
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Stories with Intent

Stories with Intent
Author: Klyne R. Snodgrass
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2018-02-16
ISBN 10: 1467449636
ISBN 13: 9781467449632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stories with Intent Book Review:

Winner of the 2009 Christianity Today Award for Biblical Studies, Stories with Intent offers pastors and students a comprehensive and accessible guide to Jesus' parables. Klyne Snodgrass explores in vivid detail the historical context in which these stories were told, the part they played in Jesus' overall message, and the ways in which they have been interpreted in the church and the academy. Snodgrass begins by surveying the primary issues in parables interpretation and providing an overview of other parables—often neglected in the discussion—from the Old Testament, Jewish writings, and the Greco-Roman world. He then groups the more important parables of Jesus thematically and offers a comprehensive treatment of each, exploring both background and significance for today. This tenth anniversary edition includes a substantial new chapter that surveys developments in the interpretation of parables since the book's original 2008 publication.

The Sins of Scripture

The Sins of Scripture
Author: John Shelby Spong
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061835609
ISBN 13: 9780061835605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sins of Scripture Book Review:

In the history of the Western World, the Bible has been a perpetual source of inspiration and guidance for countless Christians. However, this Bible has also left a trail of pain. It is undeniable that the Bible is not always used for good. Sometimes the Bible can seem overtly evil. Sometimes its texts are terrible. Bishop John Shelby Spong boldly approaches those texts that have been used through history to justify the denigration or persecution of others while carrying with them the implied and imposed authority of the claim that they were the "Word of God." As he exposes and challenges what he calls the "terrible texts of the Bible", laying bare the evil done by these texts in the name of God, he also seeks to redeem these texts, hoping to recover their ultimate depth and purpose. Spong looks specifically at texts used to justify homophobia, anti-Semitism, treating women as second-class humans, corporal punishment, and environmental degradation, but he also delivers a new picture of how Christians can use the Bible today. As Spong battles against the way the Bible has been used throughout history, he provides a new framework, introducing people to a proper way to engage this holy book of the Judeo-Christian tradition.

Choice

Choice
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106019070504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus

Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus
Author: Lois Tverberg
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-03-06
ISBN 10: 031041220X
ISBN 13: 9780310412205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus Book Review:

In this ebook download of Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus, Lois Tverberg challenges readers to follow their Rabbi more closely by re-examining his words in the light of their Jewish context. Doing so will provide a richer, deeper understanding of his ministry, compelling us to live differently, to become more Christ-like. We’ll begin to understand why his first Jewish disciples abandoned everything to follow him, to live out his commands. Our modern society, with its individualism and materialism, is very different than the tight-knit, family-oriented setting Jesus lived and taught in. What wisdom can we glean from his Eastern, biblical attitude toward life? How can knowing Jesus within this context shed light on his teachings for us today? In Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus we’ll journey back in time to eavesdrop on the conversations that arose among the rabbis of Jesus’ day, and consider how hearing Rabbi Jesus with the ears of a first-century disciple can bring new meaning to our faith. And we’ll listen to Jewish thinkers through the ages, discovering how ideas that germinated in Jesus’ time have borne fruit over time. Doing so will yield fresh, practical insights for following our Rabbi’s teachings from a Jewish point of view.

Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus

Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus
Author: Ann Spangler
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-05-26
ISBN 10: 0310564328
ISBN 13: 9780310564324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus Book Review:

A rare chance to know Jesus as his first disciples knew him.What would it be like to journey back to the first century and sit at the feet of Rabbi Jesus as one of his Jewish disciples? How would your understanding of the gospel have been shaped by the customs, beliefs, and traditions of the Jewish culture in which you lived? Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus takes you on a fascinating tour of the Jewish world of Jesus, offering inspirational insights that can transform your faith. Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg paint powerful scenes from Jesus’ ministry, immersing you in the prayers, feasts, history, culture, and customs that shaped Jesus and those who followed him.You will hear the parables as they must have sounded to first-century Jews, powerful and surprising. You will join the conversations that were already going on among the rabbis of his day. You will watch with new understanding as the events of his life unfold. And you will emerge with new excitement about the roots of your own Christian faith. Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus will change the way you read Scripture and deepen your understanding of the life of Jesus. It will also help you to adapt the rich prayers and customs you learn about to your own life, in ways that both respect and enrich your Christian faith. By looking at the Jewishness of Jesus, Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg take you on a captivating journey into the heart of Judaism, one that is both balanced and insightful, helping you to better understand and appreciate your own faith.

Key Events in the Life of the Historical Jesus

Key Events in the Life of the Historical Jesus
Author: Darrell L. Bock,Robert L. Webb
Publsiher: Mohr Siebrek Ek
Total Pages: 931
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105132633384
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Key Events in the Life of the Historical Jesus Book Review:

Using a carefully defined approach to historical Jesus studies and historical method, this collection of essays examines twelve key events in the life of Jesus that were part of a decade-long collaborative research project. Each essay examines the case for the event's authenticity and then explores the social and cultural background to the event to provide an understanding of the event's historical significance. The first six events are related to the public ministry context of Jesus, mostly associated with his Galilean ministry, while latter six events involve his final days in Jerusalem. The final essay closes with suggestions about how these events cohere and what they can tell us about what Jesus did.

The Challenge of Jesus Parables

The Challenge of Jesus  Parables
Author: Richard N. Longenecker
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780802846389
ISBN 13: 0802846386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Challenge of Jesus Parables Book Review:

A fresh look at the meaning of Jesus' parables for Christian living today. The parables recorded in the Gospels are central for an understanding of Jesus and his ministry. Yet the parables are more than simple stories; they present a number of obstacles to contemporary readers hoping to fully grasp their meaning. In this volume, thirteen New Testament scholars provide the background necessary to understand the original context and meaning of Jesus' parables as well as their modern applications, all in a manner easily accessible to general readers. Contributors: Stephen C. Barton Craig A. Evans Richard T. France Donald A. Hagner Morna D. Hooker Sylvia C. Keesmaat Michael P. Knowles Walter L. Liefeld Richard N. Longenecker Allan W. Martens Klyne R. Snodgrass Robert H. Stein Stephen I. Wright

The Death Burial and Resurrection of Jesus and the Death Burial and Translation of Moses in Judaic Tradition

The Death  Burial  and Resurrection of Jesus  and the Death  Burial  and Translation of Moses in Judaic Tradition
Author: Roger David Aus
Publsiher: University Press of Amer
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105131756830
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death Burial and Resurrection of Jesus and the Death Burial and Translation of Moses in Judaic Tradition Book Review:

"A widespread early Palestinian Jewish saying was "As the first redeemer of Israel, so the last redeemer of Israel": as Moses, so the Messiah. This was the major reason why the death, burial, and translation of Moses to heaven in primarily Palestinian early Jewish tradition greatly influenced the descriptions of numerous accounts in the Gospels. The most significant examples of this are Jesus' burial by Joseph of Arimathea in Mark 15:42-46, and the narrative of the empty tomb in 16:1-8. Striking new insights into the background and significance of these episodes are gained here through an analysis of early Jewish materials."--BOOK JACKET.

When Jesus Came to Harvard

When Jesus Came to Harvard
Author: Harvey Cox
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780618710546
ISBN 13: 061871054X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Jesus Came to Harvard Book Review:

A prominent theologian takes a new look at the stories of Jesus from a modern perspective to demonstrate how his parables and teachings can bridge the gap between the ancient and modern world to serve as contemporary guidelines for leading a moral life, explaining how to extrapolate answers for such issues as civil rights, aging, and teenage drug use. Reprint.

The Gospel According to Matthew

The Gospel According to Matthew
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Canongate U.S.
Total Pages: 78
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780802136169
ISBN 13: 0802136168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gospel According to Matthew Book Review:

The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.

Isis Unveiled Theology

Isis Unveiled  Theology
Author: Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1891
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044023272966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Isis Unveiled Theology Book Review:

Theology

Theology
Author: Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 4
Release: 1884
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IOWA:31858012073031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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