The Bible With and Without Jesus

The Bible With and Without Jesus
Author: Amy-Jill Levine,Marc Zvi Brettler
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2020-10-27
ISBN 10: 0062560174
ISBN 13: 9780062560179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bible With and Without Jesus Book Review:

The editors of The Jewish Annotated New Testament show how and why Jews and Christians read many of the same Biblical texts – including passages from the Pentateuch, the Prophets, and the Psalms – differently. Exploring and explaining these diverse perspectives, they reveal more clearly Scripture’s beauty and power. Esteemed Bible scholars and teachers Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Z. Brettler take readers on a guided tour of the most popular Hebrew Bible passages quoted in the New Testament to show what the texts meant in their original contexts and then how Jews and Christians, over time, understood those same texts. Passages include the creation of the world, the role of Adam and Eve, the Suffering Servant of Isiah, the book of Jonah, and Psalm 22, whose words, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me,” Jesus quotes as he dies on the cross. Comparing various interpretations – historical, literary, and theological - of each ancient text, Levine and Brettler offer deeper understandings of the original narratives and their many afterlives. They show how the text speaks to different generations under changed circumstances, and so illuminate the Bible’s ongoing significance. By understanding the depth and variety by which these passages have been, and can be, understood, The Bible With and Without Jesus does more than enhance our religious understandings, it helps us to see the Bible as a source of inspiration for any and all readers.

The Bible with and Without Jesus

The Bible with and Without Jesus
Author: Amy-Jill Levine,Marc Zvi Brettler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9780062560162
ISBN 13: 0062560166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bible with and Without Jesus Book Review:

"The editors of The Jewish Annotated New Testament, Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Brettler, explore how Jews and Christians can learn from and understand each other better by exploring how they read many of the same Bible stories through different lens"--

The Bible with and Without Jesus

The Bible with and Without Jesus
Author: Amy-Jill Levine,Marc Zvi Brettler
Publsiher: HarperOne
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9780062560155
ISBN 13: 0062560158
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bible with and Without Jesus Book Review:

"The editors of The Jewish Annotated New Testament, Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Brettler, explore how Jews and Christians can learn from and understand each other better by exploring how they read many of the same Bible stories through different lens"--

The Jefferson Bible

The Jefferson Bible
Author: Thomas Jefferson,Wyatt North
Publsiher: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-01-05
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jefferson Bible Book Review:

The Jefferson Bible, or The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth as it is formally titled, was a book constructed by Thomas Jefferson in the latter years of his life by cutting and pasting numerous sections from various Bibles as extractions of the doctrine of Jesus. Jefferson's composition excluded sections of the New Testament containing supernatural aspects as well as perceived misinterpretations he believed had been added by the Four Evangelists. In 1895, the Smithsonian Institution under the leadership of librarian Cyrus Adler purchased the original Jefferson Bible from Jefferson's great-granddaughter Carolina Randolph for $400. A conservation effort commencing in 2009, in partnership with the museum's Political History department, allowed for a public unveiling in an exhibit open from November 11, 2011, through May 28, 2012, at the National Museum of American History.

The Jewish Annotated New Testament

The Jewish Annotated New Testament
Author: Amy-Jill Levine,Marc Z. Brettler
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2011-11-15
ISBN 10: 0199927065
ISBN 13: 9780199927067
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jewish Annotated New Testament Book Review:

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.

From Jesus to Christ

From Jesus to Christ
Author: Paula Fredriksen
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-10-01
ISBN 10: 0300164106
ISBN 13: 9780300164107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Jesus to Christ Book Review:

"Magisterial. . . . A learned, brilliant and enjoyable study."—Géza Vermès, Times Literary Supplement In this exciting book, Paula Fredriksen explains the variety of New Testament images of Jesus by exploring the ways that the new Christian communities interpreted his mission and message in light of the delay of the Kingdom he had preached. This edition includes an introduction reviews the most recent scholarship on Jesus and its implications for both history and theology. "Brilliant and lucidly written, full of original and fascinating insights."—Reginald H. Fuller, Journal of the American Academy of Religion "This is a first-rate work of a first-rate historian."—James D. Tabor, Journal of Religion "Fredriksen confronts her documents—principally the writings of the New Testament—as an archaeologist would an especially rich complex site. With great care she distinguishes the literary images from historical fact. As she does so, she explains the images of Jesus in terms of the strategies and purposes of the writers Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John."—Thomas D’Evelyn, Christian Science Monitor

How to Read the Jewish Bible

How to Read the Jewish Bible
Author: Marc Zvi Brettler
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105123240165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Read the Jewish Bible Book Review:

Brettler focuses on reading the Hebrew Bible using a 'historical-critical method', explaining the literary conventions, ideological assumptions, and historical conditions that inform the Hebrew Bible and shows how modern critical scholarship and archaeological discoveries shed light on this fascinating and complex literature.

The Hebrew Bible

The Hebrew Bible
Author: John Barton
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN 10: 0691154716
ISBN 13: 9780691154718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hebrew Bible Book Review:

This book brings together some of the world's most exciting scholars from across a variety of disciplines to provide a concise and accessible guide to the Hebrew Bible. It covers every major genre of book in the Old Testament together with in-depth discussions of major themes such as human nature, covenant, creation, ethics, ritual and purity, sacred space, and monotheism. This authoritative overview sets each book within its historical and cultural context in the ancient Near East, paying special attention to its sociological setting. It provides new insights into the reception of the books and the different ways they have been studied, from historical-critical enquiry to modern advocacy approaches such as feminism and liberation theology. It also includes a guide to biblical translations and textual criticism and helpful suggestions for further reading. Featuring contributions from experts with backgrounds in the Jewish and Christian faith traditions as well as secular scholars in the humanities and social sciences, The Hebrew Bible is the perfect starting place for anyone seeking a user-friendly introduction to the Old Testament, and an invaluable reference book for students and teachers.

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.

Cold Case Christianity

Cold Case Christianity
Author: J. Warner Wallace
Publsiher: David C Cook
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 1434705463
ISBN 13: 9781434705464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cold Case Christianity Book Review:

Written by an L. A. County homicide detective and former atheist, Cold-Case Christianity examines the claims of the New Testament using the skills and strategies of a hard-to-convince criminal investigator. Christianity could be defined as a “cold case”: it makes a claim about an event from the distant past for which there is little forensic evidence. In Cold-Case Christianity, J. Warner Wallace uses his nationally recognized skills as a homicide detective to look at the evidence and eyewitnesses behind Christian beliefs. Including gripping stories from his career and the visual techniques he developed in the courtroom, Wallace uses illustration to examine the powerful evidence that validates the claims of Christianity. A unique apologetic that speaks to readers’ intense interest in detective stories, Cold-Case Christianity inspires readers to have confidence in Christ as it prepares them to articulate the case for Christianity.

The Exodus

The Exodus
Author: Richard Elliott Friedman
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-09-12
ISBN 10: 0062565265
ISBN 13: 9780062565266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Exodus Book Review:

The Exodus has become a core tradition of Western civilization. Millions read it, retell it, and celebrate it. But did it happen? Biblical scholars, Egyptologists, archaeologists, historians, literary scholars, anthropologists, and filmmakers are drawn to it. Unable to find physical evidence until now, many archaeologists and scholars claim this mass migration is just a story, not history. Others oppose this conclusion, defending the biblical account. Like a detective on an intricate case no one has yet solved, pioneering Bible scholar and bestselling author of Who Wrote the Bible? Richard Elliott Friedman cuts through the noise — the serious studies and the wild theories — merging new findings with new insight. From a spectrum of disciplines, state-of-the-art archeological breakthroughs, and fresh discoveries within scripture, he brings real evidence of a historical basis for the exodus — the history behind the story. The biblical account of millions fleeing Egypt may be an exaggeration, but the exodus itself is not a myth. Friedman does not stop there. Known for his ability to make Bible scholarship accessible to readers, Friedman proceeds to reveal how much is at stake when we explore the historicity of the exodus. The implications, he writes, are monumental. We learn that it became the starting-point of the formation of monotheism, the defining concept of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Moreover, we learn that it precipitated the foundational ethic of loving one’s neighbors — including strangers — as oneself. He concludes, the actual exodus was the cradle of global values of compassion and equal rights today.

Misquoting Jesus

Misquoting Jesus
Author: Bart D. Ehrman
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-10-06
ISBN 10: 0061977020
ISBN 13: 9780061977022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Misquoting Jesus Book Review:

When world-class biblical scholar Bart Ehrman first began to study the texts of the Bible in their original languages he was startled to discover the multitude of mistakes and intentional alterations that had been made by earlier translators. In Misquoting Jesus, Ehrman tells the story behind the mistakes and changes that ancient scribes made to the New Testament and shows the great impact they had upon the Bible we use today. He frames his account with personal reflections on how his study of the Greek manuscripts made him abandon his once ultraconservative views of the Bible. Since the advent of the printing press and the accurate reproduction of texts, most people have assumed that when they read the New Testament they are reading an exact copy of Jesus's words or Saint Paul's writings. And yet, for almost fifteen hundred years these manuscripts were hand copied by scribes who were deeply influenced by the cultural, theological, and political disputes of their day. Both mistakes and intentional changes abound in the surviving manuscripts, making the original words difficult to reconstruct. For the first time, Ehrman reveals where and why these changes were made and how scholars go about reconstructing the original words of the New Testament as closely as possible. Ehrman makes the provocative case that many of our cherished biblical stories and widely held beliefs concerning the divinity of Jesus, the Trinity, and the divine origins of the Bible itself stem from both intentional and accidental alterations by scribes -- alterations that dramatically affected all subsequent versions of the Bible.

The Holy Bible

The Holy Bible
Author: Anonymous
Publsiher: The Floating Press
Total Pages: 2778
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 1775411990
ISBN 13: 9781775411994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Holy Bible Book Review:

The King James Bible for ebook readers, desktops, tablets and phones. Including Old Testament and New Testament, this is a wonderful tool that keeps the scriptures at your fingertips. The translation that became the Authorized King James Bible was begun in 1604 and in 1611 was published by the Church of England, under the direction of King James. The translation was done by forty-seven Church of England scholars, the New Testament coming from the Greek Textus Receptus (Received Text), the Old Testament from the Masoretic Hebrew text, and the Apocrypha from the Greek Septuagint (LXX), except for two Esdras from the Latin Vulgate.

Jesus Interrupted

Jesus  Interrupted
Author: Bart D. Ehrman
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-03-03
ISBN 10: 0061863289
ISBN 13: 9780061863288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jesus Interrupted Book Review:

The problems with the Bible that New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman discussed in his bestseller Misquoting Jesus—and on The Daily Show with John Stewart, NPR, and Dateline NBC, among others—are expanded upon exponentially in his latest book: Jesus, Interrupted. This New York Times bestseller reveals how books in the Bible were actually forged by later authors, and that the New Testament itself is riddled with contradictory claims about Jesus—information that scholars know… but the general public does not. If you enjoy the work of Elaine Pagels, Marcus Borg, John Dominic Crossan, and John Shelby Spong, you’ll find much to ponder in Jesus, Interrupted.

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.

Desiring God

Desiring God
Author: John Piper
Publsiher: Multnomah
Total Pages: 358
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780880708692
ISBN 13: 0880708697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Desiring God Book Review:

Insightful and heart-warming, this classic book is written for those who seek to know God better. It unfolds life-impacting, biblical truths and has been called a "soul-stirring celebration of the pleasures of knowing God."

A Woman s Place

A Woman s Place
Author: Carolyn Osiek
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2009-12-01
ISBN 10: 9781451413557
ISBN 13: 1451413556
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Woman s Place Book Review:

This focused look at women in the household context discusses the importance of issues of space and visibility in shaping the lives of early Christian women. Several aspects of women's everyday existence are investigated, including the lives of wives, widows, women with children, female slaves, women as patrons, household leaders, and teachers. In addition, several key themes emerge: hospitality, dining practices, and the extent of female segregation.

The Creation of History in Ancient Israel

The Creation of History in Ancient Israel
Author: Marc Zvi Brettler
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2002-11-01
ISBN 10: 1134649851
ISBN 13: 9781134649853
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Creation of History in Ancient Israel Book Review:

The Creation of History in Ancient Israel demonstrates how the historian can start to piece together the history of ancient Israel using the Hebrew Bible as a source.

The Year of Living Biblically

The Year of Living Biblically
Author: A. J. Jacobs
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2008-09-09
ISBN 10: 0743291484
ISBN 13: 9780743291484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Year of Living Biblically Book Review:

Documents the author's quest to live one year in literal compliance with biblical rules, from being fruitful and multiplying to growing a beard and avoiding mixed-fiber clothing.

The Jefferson Bible

The Jefferson Bible
Author: Peter Manseau
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 0691205698
ISBN 13: 9780691205694
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jefferson Bible Book Review:

The life and times of a uniquely American testament In his retirement, Thomas Jefferson edited the New Testament with a penknife and glue, removing all mention of miracles and other supernatural events. Inspired by the ideals of the Enlightenment, Jefferson hoped to reconcile Christian tradition with reason by presenting Jesus of Nazareth as a great moral teacher—not a divine one. Peter Manseau tells the story of the Jefferson Bible, exploring how each new generation has reimagined the book in its own image as readers grapple with both the legacy of the man who made it and the place of religion in American life. Completed in 1820 and rediscovered by chance in the late nineteenth century after being lost for decades, Jefferson's cut-and-paste scripture has meant different things to different people. Some have held it up as evidence that America is a Christian nation founded on the lessons of the Gospels. Others see it as proof of the Founders' intent to root out the stubborn influence of faith. Manseau explains Jefferson's personal religion and philosophy, shedding light on the influences and ideas that inspired him to radically revise the Gospels. He situates the creation of the Jefferson Bible within the broader search for the historical Jesus, and examines the book's role in American religious disputes over the interpretation of scripture. Manseau describes the intrigue surrounding the loss and rediscovery of the Jefferson Bible, and traces its remarkable reception history from its first planned printing in 1904 for members of Congress to its persistent power to provoke and enlighten us today.