By Amy-Jill Levine,Marc Z. Brettler
An foreign group of students introduces and annotates the Gospels, Acts, Letters, and Revelation from Jewish views, within the New Revised common model translation. They exhibit how Jewish practices and writings, relatively the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible, inspired the recent testomony writers. From this attitude, readers achieve new perception into the hot Testament's that means and value. additionally, thirty essays on old and non secular topics--Divine Beings, Jesus in Jewish notion, Parables and Midrash, Mysticism, Jewish relations lifestyles, Messianic routine, 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 historical past of interpretation. For readers surprising with Christian language and customs, there are factors 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 necessary quantity that locations those writings in a context that might enlighten scholars, pros, and normal readers.