Short Stories By Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine


Genre : Religion
Editor : Harper Collins
Release : 2014-09-09
ISBN-13 : 9780062198198
Hardcover : 352 Pages


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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. 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. In this wise, entertaining, and educational book, Amy-Jill Levine offers a fresh, timely reinterpretation of Jesus’ narratives. 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. Levine reveals the parables’ connections to first-century economic and agricultural life, social customs and morality, Jewish scriptures and Roman culture. 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.


Genre : Religion
Editor : Short Stories by Jesus
Release : 2018-05-15
ISBN-13 : 1501858181
Hardcover : 64 Pages


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Explore a fresh and timely interpretation of Jesus' most popular teaching parables.


Genre : Religion
Editor : Abingdon Press
Release : 2018-05-15
ISBN-13 : 9781501858192
Hardcover : 50 Pages


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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. 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. 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. The Leader Guide contains everything needed to guide a group through the six-week study including session plans, activities, and discussion questions, as well as multiple format options.

Short Stories By Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine


Genre :
Editor :
Release : 2018
ISBN-13 : OCLC:1162377935
Hardcover : 62 Pages


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Genre : Religion
Editor : Abingdon Press
Release : 2018-05-15
ISBN-13 : 9781501858178
Hardcover : 59 Pages


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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. 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. 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. This participant guide provides an introduction to the main text as well as further Scripture commentary and reflection questions.


Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Editor : Speedy Publishing LLC
Release : 2018-05-15
ISBN-13 : 9781541925120
Hardcover : 64 Pages


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This time, get to know Jesus through stories about him. Grow your child’s faith in the most interactive way possible. Story telling is something kids are attracted to. Reading is also a great exercise that boosts creativity and social skills, which are two essential skills in both academics and real life. Grab a copy today.

Stories With Intent by Klyne R. Snodgrass


Genre : Religion
Editor : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 2018-02-16
ISBN-13 : 9781467449632
Hardcover : 912 Pages


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Winner of the 2009 Christianity Today Award for Biblical Studies, Stories with Intent offers pastors and students a comprehensive and accessible guide to Jesus' parables. Klyne Snodgrass explores in vivid detail the historical context in which these stories were told, the part they played in Jesus' overall message, and the ways in which they have been interpreted in the church and the academy. Snodgrass begins by surveying the primary issues in parables interpretation and providing an overview of other parables—often neglected in the discussion—from the Old Testament, Jewish writings, and the Greco-Roman world. He then groups the more important parables of Jesus thematically and offers a comprehensive treatment of each, exploring both background and significance for today. This tenth anniversary edition includes a substantial new chapter that surveys developments in the interpretation of parables since the book's original 2008 publication.

The Misunderstood Jew by Amy-Jill Levine


Genre : Religion
Editor : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-10-13
ISBN-13 : 9780061748110
Hardcover : 256 Pages


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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.

The Story Of Jesus by Jane Werner Watson


Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Editor : Golden Books
Release : 2007
ISBN-13 : 0375839410
Hardcover : 24 Pages


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Introduces the birth and childhood of Jesus, and the major events of his ministry.


Genre : Bibles
Editor : Canongate Books
Release : 1999-01-01
ISBN-13 : 9780857860972
Hardcover : 64 Pages


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The earliest of the four Gospels, the book portrays Jesus as an enigmatic figure, struggling with enemies, his inner and external demons, and with his devoted but disconcerted disciples. Unlike other gospels, his parables are obscure, to be explained secretly to his followers. With an introduction by Nick Cave