By Amy-Jill Levine, Marc Z. Brettler
Although significant New testomony figures--Jesus and Paul, Peter and James, Jesus' mom Mary and Mary Magdalene--were Jews, residing in a tradition steeped in Jewish historical past, ideals, and practices, there hasn't ever been an version of the recent testomony that addresses its Jewish history and the tradition from which it grew--until now. In The Jewish Annotated New Testament, eminent specialists below the overall editorship of Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Z. Brettler placed those writings again into the context in their unique authors and audiences. they usually clarify how those writings have affected the kin of Jews and Christians during the last thousand years.
An foreign workforce of students introduces and annotates the Gospels, Acts, Letters, and Revelation from Jewish views, within the New Revised ordinary model translation. They exhibit how Jewish practices and writings, relatively the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible, inspired the hot testomony writers. From this attitude, readers achieve new perception into the recent Testament's which means and value. moreover, thirty essays on old and spiritual topics--Divine Beings, Jesus in Jewish proposal, Parables and Midrash, Mysticism, Jewish kin existence, Messianic routine, useless Sea Scrolls, questions of the recent testomony and anti-Judaism, and others--bring the Jewish context of the recent testomony to the fore, allowing all readers to determine those writings either of their unique contexts and within the historical past of interpretation. For readers strange with Christian language and customs, there are causes of such concerns because the Eucharist, the importance of baptism, and "original sin."
For non-Jewish readers attracted to the Jewish roots of Christianity and for Jewish readers who need a New testomony that neither proselytizes for Christianity nor denigrates Judaism, The Jewish Annotated New Testament is a vital quantity that locations those writings in a context that would enlighten scholars, pros, and basic readers.