By Amy-Jill Levine
Even if significant New testomony figures--Jesus and Paul, Peter and James, Jesus' mom Mary and Mary Magdalene--were Jews, dwelling in a tradition steeped in Jewish historical past, ideals, and practices, there hasn't ever been an variation 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 positioned those writings again into the context in their unique authors and audiences. they usually clarify how those writings have affected the family members of Jews and Christians during the last thousand years.
An overseas workforce of students introduces and annotates the Gospels, Acts, Letters, and Revelation from Jewish views, within the New Revised typical model translation. They exhibit how Jewish practices and writings, quite the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible, motivated the recent testomony writers. From this angle, readers achieve new perception into the recent Testament's that means and importance. moreover, thirty essays on ancient and spiritual topics--Divine Beings, Jesus in Jewish concept, Parables and Midrash, Mysticism, Jewish kin existence, Messianic hobbies, useless Sea Scrolls, questions of the hot testomony and anti-Judaism, and others--bring the Jewish context of the recent testomony to the fore, allowing all readers to work out those writings either of their unique contexts and within the background of interpretation. For readers unusual with Christian language and customs, there are causes of such issues 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 areas those writings in a context that would enlighten scholars, execs, and normal readers.