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Jesus the Jewish Theologian Paperback – June 1, 1995
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Brad H. Young, Ph.D. Hebrew University, studied under David Flusser and is the author of Jesus and His Jewish Parables and The Jewish Background to the Lord's Prayer. He is the president and founder of the Gospel Research Foundation, which is committed to exploring the Jewish roots of the Christian faith, and is on the editorial board of the Compendia Rerum Iudaicarum ad Novum Testamentum.
Marvin R. Wilson began his teaching career more than forty years ago as a Greek teaching fellow. He is currently Ockenga Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts. He holds a Ph.D. in Mediterranean Studies from Brandeis University.
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There is a brief section on the phrase "Son of Man" that did provide a nice insight into the significance that a Jewish person would have given to this phrase. A significance that is lost in just the accurate translation of the Jewish words.
Overall, I did find the book a useful book to have in my library. I only wish the author would have spent more time on describing the subtleties of Jesus's theology and less time in describing Jewish commentators. The book does spend a significant amount of its material referencing a Professor David Flusser.
One section says that "Aaron took it upon himself to mediate problems even when reconciliation seemed impossible. As a priest, Aaron was considered a mediator between God and the people when he funcitioned in his sacred service." Reading this I could not help remembering golden calves. This was one of the times when the author seemed strongly bent on justifying Judaism more than explaining Jesus's theology.
Dr. Young's work provides an insurmountable wealth of wisdom as regards the original context of Jesus' words within the context of the culture of his day.
I had heard these words so many times growing up in Christian churches and had always wondered at their meaning.
Thankfully, later in life, God lead me to scholars such as Dr. Young, that helped me see things that I never thought I'd see.
Ultimately, these same scholars, instilled in me a sense of wonder that has continued until this day.
I am very grateful to Dr. Young, and to the ineffable spirit that guides him, for the information in this work.