Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi


HarperOne - With this revitalized understanding, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us—and when read rightly, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later. 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.

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.

Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi - Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to effectively convey his message and meaning. Levine reveals the parables’ connections to first-century economic and agricultural life, social customs and morality, Jewish scriptures and Roman culture. 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, amy-Jill Levine offers a fresh, and educational book, timely reinterpretation of Jesus’ narratives.

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Short Stories by Jesus Participant Guide: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi


Abingdon Press - This participant guide provides an introduction to the main text as well as further Scripture commentary and reflection questions. Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to effectively convey his message and meaning. 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.

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 bible study based on her 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.

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Short Stories by Jesus Leader Guide: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi


Abingdon Press - 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.

The leader guide contains everything needed to guide a group through the six-week study including session plans, and discussion questions, activities, as well as multiple format options. In this bible study based on her book 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.

Short Stories by Jesus Leader Guide: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi - . With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, but are also about us—and when read rightly, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later.

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Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner's Guide to Holy Week


Abingdon Press - Jesus’ final days were full of risk. She shows us how the text raises ethical and spiritual questions for the reader, and how we all face risk in our Christian experience. The book’s six chapters include: jerusalem: risking reputation the temple: Risking Righteous Anger Teachings: Risking Challenge The First Dinner: Risking Rejection The Last Supper: Risking the Loss of Friends Gethsemane: Risking Temptation.

Entering the passion of Jesus provides a rich and challenging learning experience for small groups and individual readers alike. Every move he made was filled with anticipation, danger, and the potential for great loss or great reward. He risked his life when he dared to teach in the Temple. The book is part of a larger six-week study that is perfect for Lent and includes a DVD, and a comprehensive Leader Guide.

Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner's Guide to Holy Week - Jesus risked his reputation when he entered Jerusalem in a victory parade. In entering the passion of jesus: a beginner’s Guide to Holy Week, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the Passion story. We take risks as we read and re-read these stories, finding new meanings and new challenges.

His followers risked everything when they left behind their homes, or anointed him with costly perfume.

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The Jewish Annotated New Testament


Oxford University Press - Annotations on the text--some revised, some new to this edition--provide verse-by-verse commentary. The thirty essays from the first edition are thoroughly updated, and there are twenty-four new essays, " "Christology, on topics such as "Mary in Jewish Tradition, " and "Messianic Judaism. For christian readers the jewish Annotated New Testament offers a window into the first-century world of Judaism from which the New Testament springs.

It also provides a much-needed corrective to many centuries of Christian misunderstandings of the Jewish religion. For jewish readers, this volume provides the chance to encounter the New Testament--a text of vast importance in Western European and American culture--with no religious agenda and with guidance from Jewish experts in theology, history, and Jewish and Christian thought.

The Jewish Annotated New Testament - This thoroughly revised and greatly expanded second edition brings even more helpful information and new insights to the study of the New Testament. Introductions to each new testament book, have been revised and augmented, containing guidance for reading and specific information about how the book relates to the Judaism of the period, and in some cases newly written.

In this new edition, eighty Jewish scholars bring together unparalleled scholarship to shed new light on the text. There are explanations of Jewish concepts such as food laws and rabbinic argumentation. First published in 2011, the jewish annotated New Testament was a groundbreaking work, clergy, bringing the New Testament's Jewish background to the attention of students, and general readers.

It also explains Christian practices, such as the Eucharist.

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Short Stories by Jesus DVD: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi


Abingdon Press - The video segments are approximately 10-12 minutes each and, when combined with the six book chapters, make an ideal six-week group study. 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.

All videos sessions are closed captioned. The six-session dvd features Amy-Jill Levine offering a fresh, timely reinterpretation of Jesus’ narratives. 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.

Short Stories by Jesus DVD: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi - With this revitalized understanding, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us—and when read rightly, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later.

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The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus


HarperOne - In the the misunderstood jew, scholar amy-jill Levine helps Christians and Jews understand the "Jewishness" of Jesus so that their appreciation of him deepens and a greater interfaith dialogue can take place. Levine's humor and informed truth-telling provokes honest conversation and debate about how Christians and Jews should understand Jesus, the New Testament, and each other.

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Entering the Passion of Jesus Leader Guide: A Beginner's Guide to Holy Week


Abingdon Press - He risked his life when he dared to teach in the Temple. We take risks as we read and re-read these stories, finding new meanings and new challenges. Jesus risked his reputation when he entered Jerusalem in a victory parade. In entering the passion of jesus: a beginner’s Guide to Holy Week, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the Passion story.

. She shows us how the text raises ethical and spiritual questions for the reader, and how we all face risk in our Christian experience. Every move he made was filled with anticipation, danger, and the potential for great loss or great reward. His followers risked everything when they left behind their homes, or anointed him with costly perfume.

Entering the Passion of Jesus Leader Guide: A Beginner's Guide to Holy Week - Jesus’ final days were full of risk. Entering the passion of jesus provides a rich and challenging learning experience for small groups and individual readers alike The Leader Guide contains everything needed to guide a group through the six-week study including session plans, and discussion questions, activities, as well as multiple format options.

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Entering the Passion of Jesus DVD: A Beginner's Guide to Holy Week


Abingdon Press - The video segments are approximately 10-12 minutes each and, when combined with the six book chapters, make an ideal six-week group study. Amy-jill levine offering a fresh, timely reinterpretation of the Passion of Jesus. All videos sessions are closed captioned. She shows us how the text raises ethical and spiritual questions for the reader, and how we all face risk in our Christian experience.

Entering the passion of jesus provides a rich and challenging learning experience for small groups and individual readers alike The six-session DVD features Dr. He risked his life when he dared to teach in the Temple. Jesus risked his reputation when he entered Jerusalem in a victory parade. Jesus’ final days were full of risk.

Entering the Passion of Jesus DVD: A Beginner's Guide to Holy Week - We take risks as we read and re-read these stories, finding new meanings and new challenges. Every move he made was filled with anticipation, danger, and the potential for great loss or great reward. The six sessions include: jesus’ triumphal entry into jerusalem The Temple Incident The Anointing of Jesus and the Role of Women Jesus’ Teachings in the Temple The Last Supper Traditions Gethsemane.

His followers risked everything when they left behind their homes, or anointed him with costly perfume. In entering the passion of jesus: a beginner’s Guide to Holy Week, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the Passion story.

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Who Is My Neighbor?


Flyaway Books - This creative story is sure to prompt rich conversations, encouraging new ways of seeing our neighbors and ourselves. Blues and yellows just don't mix, and that's how it's always been. But then comes the day Midnight Blue takes a tumble along the road. His friends navy and powder blue don't even stop to help! It's only when a Yellow comes along that everything changes--forever.

. A note for parents and educators is included. No one remembers why.

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Who Counts?: 100 Sheep, 10 Coins, and 2 Sons


Westminster John Knox Press - The stories are beautifully illustrated with modern-day characters and a diversity of ethnicities so that all children will be able to see themselves in the stories. As young readers count to help the characters find what's missing, Who Counts? teaches that every one of us counts in God's eyes and that everyone should feel counted.

One sheep makes a difference. Now my flock is complete. Oh, no! the man is missing his sheep! the woman is missing her coin! The father is missing his son! Can you help them find what they are looking for?Who Counts? is a creative retelling of three popular parables: the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the prodigal son.

Who Counts?: 100 Sheep, 10 Coins, and 2 Sons - Who counts? is featured on the Junior Library Guild Fall 2017 list. Without her something is missing.

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