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Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus: How a Jewish Perspective Can Transform Your Understanding Hardcover – January 2, 2018
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-- Craig S. Keener, Professor of Biblical Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary; Co-author of the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible
-- Lynn Austin, Author of Where We Belong
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-- James C. Whitman, President, Center for Judaic-Christian Studies
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(From The Crossand the Prodigal, by Kenneth Bailey)
What if you could sit down beside Jesus as he explained the Bible to you? What life-changing insights might emerge?
As we begin to understand how theBible "thinks," our own thinking will be transformed as well, and wewill be able to approach God and the stories and teaching of Scripturewith fresh insight. By opening our eyes to the way Middle Eastern people would have understood Jesus, Lois Tverberg takes us on a journey thatwill deepen our love of this very Jewish book, enriching our lives inthe process.
- Publisher : Baker Books (January 2, 2018)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0801017157
- ISBN-13 : 978-0801017155
- Item Weight : 15.9 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.75 x 1 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #716,369 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tverberg's insights into the difference between Western (Greek) thinking and Ancient Near Eastern (particularly Hebrew) thinking is excellent.
If people ask me which is my favorite Tverberg book, my answer is "Whichever one I am reading."
If you have interest in the Jewish Roots of Christianity -- whether a layman, pastor, or academic -- I think you will enjoy this clear but informative (and challenging) read.
By the way, you do not need to read her books in sequence. Each books is self-contained, so jump in anywhere.
Chapter 5 is entitled “Greek Brain, Hebrew Brain” for a very good reason. Most of us in the western world think very “Greek-ly.” The world of the mind is at the forefront of our reasoning. Not so with the Hebrew. Theirs is one of concrete thought. Hence, faith isn’t something you think. It’s something you do! Love isn’t a feeling. It’s an action. Jesus said, “If you love me, you’ll keep my commandments” not, “If you love me, you’ll feel ooey-gooey inside during worship.” That distinction alone puts a whole new meaning on “Love your neighbor as yourself.” That’s the kind of distinction that changes me.
I can’t say enough good things about this book and the others that Lois has written. Looking forward to the next one!
I’ve read & enjoyed every book Lois has written, but I consider this her best, most significant book to date. When Christians separated from their Jewish roots, they lost so much. Greek, Westernized thinking became prevalent, yet its worldview is in stark contrast to how the biblical writers thought, wrote & lived. It’s to every modern Christian’s advantage to begin afresh with open eyes, ears & hearts to what our living bible speaks to us from ancient days ago, from its Mother Tongue.
This book will light a new fire in hearts to begin a deeper, more exciting way to study the Bible. When I started studying from a Hebraic perspective, I started having fun studying the Bible! I felt like I walked through a new, exciting portal that led me to find new gems all the time. I hope “Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus” ignites the fire in many people around the world!
It is my belief that Our Lord's full identity should be restored to Him . Please give Him back the name His mother named Him as God the Father had told her to name Him. Only then will we know true salvation .
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One of the things that makes it so commendable is her accessible writing style which has a very personal perspective that leads the reader to share her perspective on each word or cultural reference that helps unlock or redefince a wide range of biblical text.
Well formed chapters are concluded with opportunities for further reflection, independent study and well considered further reading and online content. All well worth following up.
As well as being enjoyable for private reading, this is excellent an source for a bible study group.
Had to stop reading at chapter 2 - life was too short to continue.
Ian McRae Spencer [Rev]