The Jewish Annotated New Testament
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An international team of scholars brings out how Jewish practices and writings (particularly the Septuagint) have profoundly influenced New Testament writers. Too, there are 30 essays on such topics as Jesus in Jewish thought, parables and midrash, and Messianic movements. An illuminating, unusual approach. 700 pages, hardcover. Oxford University.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 700
Vendor: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 9.30 X 6.20 (inches)
ISBN: 0195297709
ISBN-13: 9780195297706
Text Color: Black Letter
Text Size: 9 Point
Note Size: 7 Point
Thumb Index: No
Ribbon Marker: No
Spine: Glued
Page Gilding: None
Page Edges: White

Publisher's Description

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.

Author Bio


Amy-Jill Levine

Marc Z. Brettler is Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Studies at Brandeis University.

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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A must for every library!
    October 31, 2013
    Shalomrav
    Ashland, Oregon
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    Quality: 5
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    I cannot imagine a pastor or rabbi without this book in his/her library. It's a must! The scholarship is the cream of the crop. This does not mean that I have to agree with each annotation made by every contributor, but that from an academic perspective this book is one-of-a-kind. Beyond that there is a spiritual element to this book that should not go unnoticed - it is the first time in history that an all Jewish team of scholars annotated most of the verses in the New Testament. This book is without exaggeration groundbreaking. May the Holy One of Israel inspire more scholarship into the Jewishness of Jesus, the Judaism of the first century, and the Jewish roots of the New Testament.
  2. Harold EG
    Rocklin, CA
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    very enlightening
    July 20, 2012
    Harold EG
    Rocklin, CA
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    Quality: 5
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    I recommend this great book to anyone with an open mind wanting to increase their understanding. It has done much for me.
  3. Peter VD
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 5, 2012
    Peter VD
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    Quality: 5
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    An excellent tool for all who want to study the NT in its original context! A great contribution to New Testament studies in general.
  4. PastorEric
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    April 26, 2012
    PastorEric
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    As a pastor I seek to teach the Jewish roots of Christianity so I was excited to see this product available. However, the annotations were written by very liberal scholars who regularly question the plenary inspiration of the scriptures and Jesus as Messiah. VERY, VERY disappointed in the content of this product. The product itself is good quality in its visual appeal and the overall feel of the product.
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