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Title The Jewish annotated New Testament : New Revised Standard Version Bible translation / Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler, editors.
Imprint New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.

Subject Bible. New Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc., Jewish.
Bible. New Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. New Testament -- Commentaries.
Christianity and other religions -- Judaism.
Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity.
Jews in the New Testament.
Alt Name Levine, Amy-Jill, 1956-
Brettler, Marc Zvi.
Uniform Title Bible. New Testament. English. New Revised Standard. 2011.
Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 637 pages) : maps
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Matthew / Aaron M. Gale -- Mark / Lawrence M. Wills -- Luke / Amy-Jill Levine -- John / Adele Reinhartz -- Acts of the apostles / Gary Gilbert -- Romans / Mark D. Nanos -- 1 Corinthians / Shira Lander -- 2 Corinthians / Alan J. Avery-Peck -- Galatians / Shaye J.D. Cohen -- Ephesians / Maxine Grossman -- Philippians / Michael Cook -- Colossians / Peter Zaas -- 1 Thessalonians / David Fox Sandmel -- 2 Thessalonians / Adam Gregerman -- 1 Timothy / Naomi Koltun-Fromm -- 2 Timothy / Tal Ilan -- Titus / Jennifer L. Koosed -- Philemon / Barbara Geller -- Hebrews / Pamela Eisenbaum -- James / Herbert Basser -- 1 Peter / Claudia Setzer -- 2 Peter / Michael R. Greenwald -- 1 John / Michele Murray -- 2 John / Julie Galambush -- 3 John / Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus -- Jude / Andrew S. Jacobs -- Revelation / David Frankfurter.
Essays. Bearing false witness : common errors made about early Judaism / Amy-Jill Levine -- The New Testament between the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) and Rabbinic Literature / Marc Zvi Brettler -- Jewish History, 331 BCE -- 135 CE / Martin Goodman -- Judaism and Jewishness / Shaye J.D. Cohen -- The Law / Jonathan Klawans -- The synagogue / Lee I. Levine -- Food and table fellowship / David M. Friedenreich -- Ioudaios / Joshua D. Garroway -- Jewish movements of the New Testament period / Daniel R. Schwartz -- Messianic movements / David B. Levenson -- Jewish miracle workers in the Late Second Temple period / Geza Vermes -- Jewish family life in the First Century CE / Ross S. Kraemer -- The concept of neighbor in Jewish and Christian ethics / Michael Fagenblat -- Divine Beings / Rebecca Lesses -- Logos, a Jewish word : John's prologue as midrash / Daniel Boyarin -- Afterlife and resurrection / Martha Himmelfarb -- Paul and Judaism / Mark D. Nanos -- Judaizers, Jewish Christians, and others / Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert -- The canon of the New Testament / Michael R. Greenwald -- Translation of the Bible / Naomi Seidman -- The Septuagint / Leonard Greenspoon -- Midrash and parables in the New Testament / David Stern -- The Dead Sea Scrolls / Maxine Grossman -- Philo of Alexandria / David Satran -- Josephus / Shaye J.D. Cohen -- Jewish responses to believers in Jesus / Claudia Setzer -- Jesus in rabbinic tradition / Burton L. Visotzky -- Jesus in medieval Jewish tradition / Martin Lockshin -- Jesus in modern Jewish thought / Susannah Heschel -- Paul in Jewish thought / Daniel R. Langton.
Summary The intention for publishing The Jewish Annotated New Testament, according to its editors, Amy-Jill Levine and Mark Zvi Brettler is to recognize the growing understanding between Jewish and Christian traditions, and to help further that understanding. The editors of this volume, both distinguished New Testament scholars, had two key reasons for creating this "Jewish Annotated New Testament." First they wanted Christian readers to learn more about the Judaic origins of Christianity and the context surrounding the life of Jesus. Second, they wanted to introduce Jewish readers to what is unquestionably one of the canonical texts in Western Civilization, whether they believe in it or not. Many of the glosses found in the text are geared at linking the ideas and events of the gospels to their background in the history of Judaism. Each of the books of The New Testament is accompanied by a brief introductory essay. There are also a number of shorter sidebar essays positioned within each book to help to explain specific passages at greater length. Finally the end of the book contains a number of essays by leading experts on the Bible and Jewish history on a broad range of relevant topics.
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.
Note The New Revised Standard Version Bible translation is based "on the most recent edition of the Greek New Testament ... published by the United Bible Societies (1966)"--Page xvii.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
ISBN 9780199927043 (electronic bk.)
0199927049 (electronic bk.)
9780199927067 (electronic bk.)
0199927065 (electronic bk.)
9781283576789 (electronic bk.)
1283576783 (electronic bk.)
9780195297706 (print)
0195297709 (print)
ISBN/ISSN 9786613889232
OCLC # 808609751
Additional Format Jewish annotated New Testament. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011 9780195297706 (DLC) 2011449170 (OCoLC)666242532.

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