The New Testament and Rabbinic Literature

The New Testament and Rabbinic Literature

This book brings together the contributions of the foremost specialists on the relationship of the New Testament and Rabbinic Literature.

Author: Reimund Bieringer

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004175884

Category: Religion

Page: 544

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This book brings together the contributions of the foremost specialists on the relationship of the New Testament and Rabbinic Literature. They present the history of scholarship and deal with the main methodological issues, and analyze both legal and literary problems.
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The New Testament and Rabbinic Judaism

The New Testament and Rabbinic Judaism

Daube's work stands of the shoulders of no one, and has itself become a cornerstone for future study in this field. This volume is a must for every library.

Author: David Daube

Publisher: Ayer Company Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015007001616

Category: Religion

Page: 460

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Among the many in this century who explored the relationship between the New Testament and rabbinic Judaism, David Daube must certainly be designated as among the pioneers. And in the literature of that exploration, along with works such as Paul and Rabbinic Judaism by W. D. Davies and Joachim Jeremias' Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus, Daube's The New Testament and Rabbinic Judaism must be awarded "classic" status. Whether one is examining the social and religious history behind the New Testament text or analyzing the text itself, The New Testament and Rabbinic Judaism will illumine the interpreter. Daube's work stands of the shoulders of no one, and has itself become a cornerstone for future study in this field. This volume is a must for every library.
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Nuptial Symbolism in Second Temple Writings the New Testament and Rabbinic Literature

Nuptial Symbolism in Second Temple Writings  the New Testament and Rabbinic Literature

In Nuptial Symbolism in Second Temple Writings, the New Testament and Rabbinic Literature, André Villeneuve examines the ancient Jewish/Christian concept of the marriage covenant between God and his people, moving through salvation history ...

Author: André Villeneuve

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004316263

Category: Religion

Page: 504

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In Nuptial Symbolism in Second Temple Writings, the New Testament and Rabbinic Literature, André Villeneuve examines the ancient Jewish/Christian concept of the marriage covenant between God and his people, moving through salvation history from Eden to Sinai, the Temple and the eschaton.
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Rabbinic Literature and the New Testament

Rabbinic Literature and the New Testament

Here is a sustained criticism of the rather facile use of rabbinic literature by New Testament scholarship.

Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725209589

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Here is a sustained criticism of the rather facile use of rabbinic literature by New Testament scholarship. In particular, Neusner addresses the writings of Helmut Koester, Samuel Sandmel, Reginald Fuller, Harvey Falk, Geza Vermes, E.P. Sanders, S.J.D. Cohen, Morton Smith, John P. Meier, and Brad H. Young. The book begins with a study of the characteristics of rabbinic literature and a demonstration of why this literature cannot be easily used for the kind of history New Testament scholarship proposes to produce. Then follow critiques of the writings by various New Testament scholars and the differences between Professor Neusner and his critics. A concluding section pays tribute to the New Testament field for all it has taught the author.
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The Bible the Talmud and the New Testament

The Bible  the Talmud  and the New Testament

To this day, it remains the only rabbinic work to embrace the compatability of Orthodox Judaism and the Christian Bible. In The Bible, the Talmud, and the New Testament, Shaul Magid presents the first-ever English translation of Qol Qore.

Author: Elijah Zvi Soloveitchik

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812250992

Category: Religion

Page: 440

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Born in Slutzk, Russia, in 1805, Elijah Zvi Soloveitchik is a largely forgotten member of the prestigious Soloveitchik rabbinic dynasty. Before Hayyim Soloveitchik developed the standard Brisker method of Talmudic study, or Joseph Dov Soloveitchik helped to found American Modern Orthodox Judaism, Elijah Soloveitchik wrote Qol Qore, a rabbinic commentary on the Gospels of Matthew and Mark. Qol Qore drew on classic rabbinic literature, and particularly on the works of Moses Maimonides, to argue for the compatibility of Christianity with Judaism. To this day, it remains the only rabbinic work to embrace the compatability of Orthodox Judaism and the Christian Bible. In The Bible, the Talmud, and the New Testament, Shaul Magid presents the first-ever English translation of Qol Qore. In his contextualizing introduction, Magid explains that Qol Qore offers a window onto the turbulent historical context of nineteenth-century European Jewry. With violent anti-Semitic activity on the rise in Europe, Elijah Soloveitchik was unique in believing that the roots of anti-Semitism were theological, based on a misunderstanding of the New Testament by both Jews and Christians. His hope was that the Qol Qore, written in Hebrew and translated into French, German, and Polish, would reach Jewish and Christian audiences alike, urging each to consider the validity of the other's religious principles. In an era characterized by fractious debates between Jewish communities, Elijah Soloveitchik represents a voice that called for radical unity amongst Jews and Christians alike.
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Meet the Rabbis

Meet the Rabbis

The book is an introduction to rabbinic thought and literature and has three main sections in its layout: Introduction to Rabbinic Thought, Introduction to Rabbinic Literature, and Meet the Rabbis, a biographical description of influential ...

Author: Brad H. Young

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781441232878

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Meet the Rabbis explains to the reader how rabbinic thought was relevant to Jesus and the New Testament world, and hence should be relevant to those people today who read the New Testament. In this sense, rabbinic thought is relevant to every aspect of modern life. Rabbinic literature explores the meaning of living life to its fullest, in right relationship with God and humanity. However, many Christians are not aware of rabbinic thought and literature. Indeed, most individuals in the Western world today, regardless of whether they are Christians, atheists, agnostics, secular community leaders, or some other religious and political persuasions, are more knowledgeable of Jesus' ethical teachings in the Sermon the Mount than the Ethics of the Fathers in a Jewish prayer book. The author seeks to introduce the reader to the world of Torah learning. It is within this world that the authentic cultural background of Jesus' teachings in ancient Judaism is revealed. Young uses parts of the New Testament, especially the Sermon on the Mount, as a springboard for probing rabbinic method. The book is an introduction to rabbinic thought and literature and has three main sections in its layout: Introduction to Rabbinic Thought, Introduction to Rabbinic Literature, and Meet the Rabbis, a biographical description of influential Rabbis from Talmudic sources.
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The Missing Jesus

The Missing Jesus

This text demonstrates that in order for us to understand Jesus and his influence, we need to see him within the context of the Judaism that was his own natural environment.

Author: Craig A. Evans

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 0391041827

Category: Religion

Page: 175

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How can Jesus said to be "missing"? References to Jesus are not missing, but rather a dimension of his identity. This text demonstrates that in order for us to understand Jesus and his influence, we need to see him within the context of the Judaism that was his own natural environment.
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A Jewish Understanding of the New Testament

A Jewish Understanding of the New Testament

A rabbi's in-depth look at the Christian scripture from a Jewish perspective, with a scholarly criticism and historical background that reveals how the sacred literature of other religions can provide fresh perspectives on one's own beliefs ...

Author: Samuel Sandmel

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 9781594730481

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 292

A rabbi's in-depth look at the Christian scripture from a Jewish perspective, with a scholarly criticism and historical background that reveals how the sacred literature of other religions can provide fresh perspectives on one's own beliefs. Original.
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The Jewish World Around the New Testament

The Jewish World Around the New Testament

This book contains twenty-four studies that shed essential light on the religious and biblical-interpretive matrix in which early Christianity emerged.

Author: Richard Bauckham

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801039034

Category: Religion

Page: 560

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Renowned biblical scholar Richard Bauckham believes that the New Testament texts cannot be adequately understood without careful attention to their Judaic and Second Temple roots. This book contains twenty-four studies that shed essential light on the religious and biblical-interpretive matrix in which early Christianity emerged. Bauckham discusses the "parting of the ways" between early Judaism and early Christianity and the relevance of early Jewish literature for the study of the New Testament. He also explores specific aspects or texts of early Christianity by relating them to their early Jewish context. Originally published by Mohr Siebeck, this book is now available as an affordable North American paperback edition.
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Mapping the New Testament

Mapping the New Testament

This volume consists of eight chapters dealing with a selected topic in New Testament biblical interpretation, its inherited elements and its relevance for better understanding of wider Jewish exegetical trends.

Author: Serge Ruzer

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004158924

Category: Religion

Page: 254

View: 790

This volume consists of eight chapters dealing with a selected topic in New Testament biblical interpretation, its inherited elements and its relevance for better understanding of wider Jewish exegetical trends.
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Rabbinic Literature a Rich Source for the Interpretation and Implementation of the Old and New Testaments

Rabbinic Literature   a Rich Source for the Interpretation and Implementation of the Old and New Testaments

These selected essays have appeared over a period of two decades and have been revised for inclusion in this volume.

Author: Reinhard Neudecker

Publisher: Pontificio Istituto Biblico

ISBN: 8876536906

Category: Bibles

Page: 256

View: 482

These selected essays have appeared over a period of two decades and have been revised for inclusion in this volume. They offer some insight into what has become over the years the author's major fields of interest, namely: 1) Discovering the wealth that ancient Jewish writers drew from the Bible, much of which is still valid and greatly stimulating for modern readers of Scripture as well. 2) Discovering, especially in rabbinic texts that deal with religious experience and insight, ways in which the much-advocated interreligious dialogue is possible and how it can be fruitful.
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The Formation of the Jewish Canon

The Formation of the Jewish Canon

Examining the literary sources and historical circumstances that led to the emergence of authoritative scriptures in ancient Judaism, Lim proposes a theory of the majority canon that posits that the Pharisaic canon became the canon of ...

Author: Timothy H. Lim

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300164343

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 653

DIVThe discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls provides unprecedented insight into the nature of the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament before its fixation. Timothy Lim here presents a complete account of the formation of the canon in Ancient Judaism from the emergence of the Torah in the Persian period to the final acceptance of the list of twenty-two/twenty-four books in the Rabbinic period./divDIV /divDIVUsing the Hebrew Bible, the Scrolls, the Apocrypha, the Letter of Aristeas, the writings of Philo, Josephus, the New Testament, and Rabbinic literature as primary evidence he argues that throughout the post-exilic period up to around 100 CE there was not one official “canon” accepted by all Jews; rather, there existed a plurality of collections of scriptures that were authoritative for different communities. Examining the literary sources and historical circumstances that led to the emergence of authoritative scriptures in ancient Judaism, Lim proposes a theory of the majority canon that posits that the Pharisaic canon became the canon of Rabbinic Judaism in the centuries after the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple./div
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The Gospels and Rabbinic Judaism

The Gospels and Rabbinic Judaism

This book has grown out of Bible studies carried on jointly by a Dominican priest and a Jewish rabbi.

Author: Michael Hilton

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781606085851

Category: Religion

Page: 184

View: 589

This book has grown out of Bible studies carried on jointly by a Dominican priest and a Jewish rabbi. New Testament and rabbinic texts have been studied by various combined groups of Jews and Christians, and the reactions of the groups noted by the authors. From their experience a textbook has emerged for others to use, ideally in similar joint groups. The main topics covered are 'the great commandment,' the synagogue and its function, the parable, the Sabbath, divorce, and forgiveness. These topics differ not only in subject matter, but also in the type of comparison offered--legal, historical, literary, theological, and even contracting themes. Reading the texts will produce questions for dialogue - some suggested questions for discussion are also included, also with a useful glossary and a bibliography.
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The Jewish Annotated New Testament

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, containing guidance for reading and specific ...

Author: Amy-Jill Levine

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190461867

Category: Bibles

Page: 800

View: 958

First published in 2011, The Jewish Annotated New Testament was a groundbreaking work, bringing the New Testament's Jewish background to the attention of students, clergy, and general readers. In this new edition, eighty Jewish scholars bring together unparalleled scholarship to shed new light on the text. 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, containing guidance for reading and specific information about how the book relates to the Judaism of the period, have been revised and augmented, and in some cases newly written. · 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, on topics such as "Mary in Jewish Tradition," "Christology," 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. There are explanations of Jewish concepts such as food laws and rabbinic argumentation. 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. It also explains Christian practices, such as the Eucharist. The Jewish Annotated New Testament, Second Edition is an essential volume that places the New Testament writings in a context that will enlighten readers of any faith or none.
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A Comparative Handbook to the Gospel of Mark

A Comparative Handbook to the Gospel of Mark

This comparative handbook is intended to provide scholars of the New Testament with detailed, systematic and accurate resources concerning the Judaic context of the gospel of Mark.

Author: Bruce D. Chilton

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004179738

Category: Religion

Page: 596

View: 484

This comparative handbook is intended to provide scholars of the New Testament with detailed, systematic and accurate resources concerning the Judaic context of the gospel of Mark. It aims to serve as a powerful tool to assist the reader - and commentator - in understanding and commenting on the gospel of Mark. Introductions are provided to help with issues of dating and the development of the literatures concerned. Possible interpretations are also presented, where suitable.
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Divine Marriage from Eden to the End of Days

Divine Marriage from Eden to the End of Days

The first part of the book explores the marriage through Israel’s biblical history in light of ancient Jewish exegesis. The second part unveils the marriage in the ancient interpretation of the Song of Songs and in wisdom literature.

Author: Andre Villeneuve

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666718348

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 334

View: 379

In Divine Marriage from Eden to the End of Days, André Villeneuve explores the mystery of God’s love in the Bible and ancient Jewish tradition. Scripture portrays the covenant between God and his people as a divine-human marriage spanning through all of human history. For the ancient Jewish interpreters, God married humanity at the dawn of creation in the Garden of Eden; but the union was broken by human sin. The Lord restored the relationship when he betrothed Israel at Mount Sinai; yet the covenant was wounded again with the transgression of the golden calf. The nuptial bond was healed anew, commemorated, and reenacted through liturgical worship in Israel’s tabernacle and temple. This worship in God’s “nuptial chamber,” in turn, anticipated the ultimate fulfillment of the divine-human marriage in the messianic age at the end of history. The first part of the book explores the marriage through Israel’s biblical history in light of ancient Jewish exegesis. The second part unveils the marriage in the ancient interpretation of the Song of Songs and in wisdom literature. The third part reveals how the same symbolism is taken up in the New Testament and applied to the marriage between Christ and the Church.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Divine Marriage from Eden to the End of Days

Divine Marriage from Eden to the End of Days

The first part of the book explores the marriage through Israel's biblical history in light of ancient Jewish exegesis. The second part unveils the marriage in the ancient interpretation of the Song of Songs and in wisdom literature.

Author: André Villeneuve

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666718362

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 334

View: 750

In Divine Marriage from Eden to the End of Days, Andre Villeneuve explores the mystery of God's love in the Bible and ancient Jewish tradition. Scripture portrays the covenant between God and his people as a divine-human marriage spanning through all of human history. For the ancient Jewish interpreters, God married humanity at the dawn of creation in the Garden of Eden; but the union was broken by human sin. The Lord restored the relationship when he betrothed Israel at Mount Sinai; yet the covenant was wounded again with the transgression of the golden calf. The nuptial bond was healed anew, commemorated, and reenacted through liturgical worship in Israel's tabernacle and temple. This worship in God's "nuptial chamber," in turn, anticipated the ultimate fulfillment of the divine-human marriage in the messianic age at the end of history. The first part of the book explores the marriage through Israel's biblical history in light of ancient Jewish exegesis. The second part unveils the marriage in the ancient interpretation of the Song of Songs and in wisdom literature. The third part reveals how the same symbolism is taken up in the New Testament and applied to the marriage between Christ and the Church.
Categories: Family & Relationships