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The Jewish Annotated New Testament


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The New Testament Gospels and Acts - Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler The Gospel According to Matthew - Introduction and Annotations by Aaron M. Gale The Gospel According to Mark - Introduction and Annotations by Lawrence M. Wills The Gospel According to Luke - Introduction and Annotations by Amy-Jill Levine The Gospel According to John - Introduction and Annotations by Adele Reinhartz The Acts of the Apostles - Introduction and Annotations by Gary Gilbert Epistles and Revelation - Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler The Letter of Paul to the Romans - Introduction and Annotations by Mark D. Nanos The First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians - Introduction and Annotations by Shira Lander The Second Letter of Paul to the Corinthians - Introduction and Annotations by Alan J. Avery-Peck The Letter of Paul to the Galatians - Introduction and Annotations by Shaye J.D. Cohen The Letter of Paul to the Ephesians - Introduction and Annotations by David Kraemer The Letter of Paul to the Philippians - Introduction and Annotations by Michael Cook The Letter of Paul to the Colossians - Introduction and Annotations by Peter Zaas The First Letter of Paul to the Thessalonians - Introduction and Annotations by David Fox Sandmel The Second Letter of Paul to the Thessalonians - Introduction and Annotations by Adam Gregerman The First Letter of Paul to Timothy - Introduction and Annotations by Naomi Koltun-Fromm The Second Letter of Paul to Timothy - Introduction and Annotations by Alejandro F. Botta The Letter of Paul to Titus - Introduction and Annotations by Jennifer L. Koosed The Letter of Paul to Philemon - Introduction and Annotations by Barbara Geller The Letter to the Hebrews - Introduction and Annotations by Pamela Eisenbaum The Letter of James - Introduction and Annotations by Herbert Basser The First Letter of Peter - Introduction and Annotations by Marcie Lenk The Second Letter of Peter - Introduction and Annotations by Gila Vachman The First Letter of John - Introduction and Annotations by Michele Murray The Second Letter of John - Introduction and Annotations by Julie Galambush The Third Letter of John - Introduction and Annotations by Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus The Letter of Jude - Introduction and Annotations by Andrew S. Jacobs The Revelation to John - Introduction and Annotations by David Frankfurter The Essays Introduction to the Essays - Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler History The Greco-Roman Background of the New Testament - Erich S. Gruen Jewish History, 331 BCE-135 CE - Martin Goodman Revolts against Rome -- Eric M. Orlin Society Judaism and Jewishness - Shaye J. D. Cohen Ioudaios -- Joshua D. Garroway Archaeology of the Land of Israel at the Time of Jesus - Jodi Magness The Sanhedrin - David Goodblatt Jewish Family Life in the First Century CE - Ross S. Kraemer Marriage and Divorce - Michael L. Satlow Gender - Tal Ilan Movements Jewish Movements of the New Testament Period - Daniel R. Schwartz Pharisees - Lawrence H. Schiffman Messianic Movements - David B. Levenson The Historical Jesus - Sarah J. Tanzer Paul and Judaism - Paula Fredriksen Judaizers, Jewish Christians, and Others - Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert Jews and Gentiles Jewish Views of Gentiles - Meir Ben Shahar The Concept of Neighbor in Jewish and Christian Ethics - Michael Fagenblat Food and Table Fellowship - David M. Freidenreich Birkat ha-Minim: A Jewish Curse of Christians? - Ruth Langer Religious Practice The Law - Jonathan Klawans Sacrifice and the Temple - Naphtali Meshel The Synagogue - Lee I. Levine Prayer - Avigdor Shinan Time, Calendars, and Festivals - Sacha Stern Circumcision - Lawrence Hoffman Baptism and Eucharist - Isaac W. Oliver The Burial of Jesus: Between Texts and Archaeology - Steven Fine Religious Belief Jewish Miracle Workers and Magic in the Late Second Temple Period - Geza Vermes & Gideon Bohak Supernatural Beings - Rebecca Lesses Logos, A Jewish Word: John's Prologue as Midrash - Daniel Boyarin Afterlife and Resurrection - Martha Himmelfarb Literature The Canon of the New Testament - Michael R. Greenwald The Language of the New Testament and the Translation of the Bible - Naomi Seidman The Septuagint - Leonard Greenspoon Midrash and Parables - David Stern The Dead Sea Scrolls - Menahem Kister Philo of Alexandria - David Satran Josephus - Jack Pastor The New Testament between the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) and Rabbinic Literature - Marc Zvi Brettler A Jewish Reflection on Christian Claims - Jacob Neusner Scripture Fulfillment - Ruth Sheridan Responses to the New Testament Jewish Responses to Believers in Jesus - Claudia Setzer Jesus in Rabbinic Tradition - Burton L. Visotzky Jesus in Medieval Jewish Tradition - Martin Lockshin Jesus in Modern Jewish Thought - Susannah Heschel Paul in Jewish Thought - Daniel R. Langton Mary in Jewish Tradition - Daniel J. Lasker Jesus and the New Testament in Modern Yiddish and Hebrew Culture - Matthew Hoffman The New Testament in the Jewish Arts - Marc Michael Epstein Christology - Randi Rashkover Messianic Judaism - Yaakov Ariel Bearing False Witness: Common Errors Made about Early Judaism - Amy-Jill Levine The New Testament and Jewish-Christian Relations - Ed Kessler

About the Author

Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, and Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences. Marc Zvi Brettler is Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor in Judaic Studies at Duke University.


"This annotated version of their New Testament forces Christian readers to rethink some of their perceptions about New Testament texts, together with their presuppositions and prejudices. All those who teach the New Testament and who preach from its pages would do well to ponder Amy-Jill Levine's survey, Bearing False Witness: Common Errors Made about Early Judaism." -- Christoph Stenschke, Neotestamentica "Any reader who wishes to study the text of the New Testament from a scholarly perspective will find plenty of engaging, illuminating readings guaranteed to make it worth their while Highly recommended."--Jenny Webb, Association for Mormon Letters Praise for the first edition: "A magnificent achievement... The Jewish Annotated New Testament is a marvelously bounteous compilation." -- Commonweal "An admirable piece of scholarship... Much contemporary writing on Scripture is faddish or tendentious. This book is a disciplined work of clarification and illumination." -- Marilynne Robinson, Wall Street Journal "To see the fruits of the ongoing interchange between Jewish and Christian biblical scholars, one need look no further than this volume...this volume shows how the deepening knowledge of late antique Judaism enriches one's view of the New Testament."--CHOICE "A vivid and thick description of issues, practices, ideas, and events of the Second Temple period, with the Gospels in particular looking more and more like extensions of Jewish life and textuality. The result is a bridge of connection between the cultures, almost to the point of losing sight of the chasms of (mis)understanding that have divided them for centuries." --Common Knowledge "This unique groundbreaking reference book fills a needed void...A must purchase for any school, synagogue, or university library."--Association of Jewish Libraries "This new commentary on the New Testament certainly adds an important voice to modern NT commentary and is essential reading not only for biblical scholars but seminarians and preachers."--Catholic Books Review "A monument to past achievements in New Testament scholarship and a beacon for future study...The Annotated Jewish New Testament should be either a primary text or required accompanying work in every seminary and upper-division course in New Testament and should leave its mark on all preaching."--America "This comprehensive volume provides a more critical and in-depth look at the Jewish context of the NT for both scholars and laypeople."--Religious Studies Review "The Jewish Annotated New Testament makes a wonderful contribution to Jewish appreciation of the New Testament, on the one hand, and Christian appreciation of the Jewish dimension of New Testament literature, Jesus, and his disciples, on the other...We owe [the editors and their many contributors] our thanks for putting together such a useful and positive contribution to New Testament interpretation and to much better, more accurate, and fairer Jewish and Christian understanding. I recommend this book enthusiastically and without reservation."--Craig A. Evans, Journal of the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting "An historic volume of extraordinary scholarship that can transform Christian-Jewish relations. . . . A must-read for both clergy and laity. . . . A significant achievement."--Rabbi A. James Rudin, Senior Interreligious Advisor, The American Jewish Committee "This exciting collection by leading Jewish scholars not only annotates the New Testament but also brings out its themes, context, and interpretation over the centuries. Essential for libraries of scholars in Christian-Jewish studies, academic institutions offering degrees in theology, and dialogue groups at all levels."--Dr. Eugene J. Fisher, Distinguished Professor of Catholic-Jewish Studies, Saint Leo University; Former Associate Director, Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops "One volume must find its way to seminarians, preachers, and other students of Scripture: The Jewish Annotated New Testament. With insightful essays and page-by-page notes and sidebars on each book, this volume fills a huge gap in the world of biblical interpretation, providing an accessible guide to how this most Jewish document from antiquity is understood by Jewish scholars today."--The Rev. William Brosend, School of Theology, Sewanee, TN and Executive Director, Episcopal Preaching Foundation

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