The Bible With and Without Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine audiobook

The Bible With and Without Jesus: How Jews and Christians Read the Same Stories Differently

By Amy-Jill Levine  and Marc Zvi Brettler
Read by Marni Penning

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062560155

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799943891

  • ISBN: 9781799943884

  • ISBN: 9781799943907

Runtime: 14.53 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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.  

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

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Author Bio: Amy-Jill Levine

Author Bio: Amy-Jill Levine

Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies and Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and Department of Jewish Studies. She has also taught at Swarthmore College, Cambridge University, and the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. She is the author of many books, including The Misunderstood Jew and Short Stories by Jesus, and she is the co-editor of the Jewish Annotated New Testament. Professor Levine, who has done over 300 programs for churches, clergy groups, and seminaries, has been awarded grants from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. Institutions granting her honorary degrees include Christian Theological Seminary and the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest.

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Author Bio: Marc Zvi Brettler

Author Bio: Marc Zvi Brettler

MARC ZVI BRETTLER is the Bernice and Morton Lerner Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at Duke University. He has also taught at Yale University, Brown University, Wellesley College, Brandeis University, and Middlebury College.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Runtime: 14.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English