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Meet the Rabbis: Rabbinic Thought and the Teachings of Jesus Paperback – June 1, 2007
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Prof. Young has been one of the voices calling out in the wilderness. I discovered his books in my mid-40s and then began to read other scholarly writers that he cited. I was trying to understand why G-d chose that particular time in history to send the Messiah. To understand the era, I revisited the worship of the First Century Church and Synagogues.
I learned that the Amidah was recited during the time of Jesus in the Synagogues and Temple. These prayers are virtually unchanged from when they were written. If Jesus attended group worship once a week from age 13 to 33, He recited the Amida over 1,000 times. Obviously that is a huge underestimate. More important, he did this shoulder - to - shoulder with the Pharisees! My point is, how can people who profess faith in Christ be so ignorant of what Jesus (and Paul) prayed... and with whom?
Now you do not have to! Brad Young has encapsulated my twelve years of part-time research...and a great deal more, into this wonderful book. Being a Hebrew scholar, he translates many great Jewish writings (including the Amida) into English that is precise and very readable. He explains the difference between the Oral Torah (you have heard that...) and the Written Torah (it is written that...Read more ›
This book is meant to be an introduction to Jewish religious traditions which are Jesus settings. It is not a comprehensive approach to all the various rabbis, but brief introduction to their views and practices. The book is broken up into three main parts with a fourth that serves as an appendix:
Part I: Introduction to Rabbinic Thought
1. Introduction to Rabbinic Thought
2. Master Teachers and Their Disciples
3. Torah is More Than Law
4. The Great Sanhedrin
5. Parallel Rabbinic and New Testament Texts
Part II: Introduction to Rabbinic Literature
6. Introduction to Early Jewish Writings
7. Ethics of the Fathers
8. The Amidah Prayer
9. Maimonides' Thirteen Principles of Jewish Faith
10. Hillel's Seven Principles of Bible Interpretation
Part III: Introduction to the Rabbis
11. Meet the Rabbis
12. Both Torah's Were Revealed on Mount Sinai
13. Utopia or Plan of Action?
Part IV: Study Helps
Of Books, Commandments, Laws, Holy Days, and Lineage
Glossary of Terms
Index of Modern Authors
Index of Subjects
Index of Ancient Sources
In Part I, Brad Young discusses key Hebrew ideals and Jesus within His contemporary settings.Read more ›
By the way, one other very important thing I must add is that this book is NOT a religious tug of war between Judaism and Christianity. He simply and in very understandable language shows you the Jewishness of Jesus. Thank you, Dr. Young.
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Young studied under David Flusser and though the latter is nomlonger with us, his legacy continues through scholars like Brad Young. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book provides an in-depth scriptural and cultural analysis of ancient Israel which enables the student of Scripture to read the Holy Word in a different, but beautiful light.Published 8 months ago by rodell julien
This is a must have for anyone exploring the Ancient culture of Israel. For too long the outside world has not realized how important the culture is to understanding Scripture. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Katherine H.
We have been studying the bible through Hebrew eyes with the help of Yashanet and Bereans. Brad takes you to a deeper layer by giving you the background for the Jewish culture... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Chucko
A "must read" for those wanting to understand the deeper roots of the Christian faith and Jesus.Published 16 months ago by Pete Maddox
Insights into Jewish Rabbis' teaching that helps greatly to understand Scripture.Published 18 months ago by Barbara Schley