Brad H. Young
- Title: Jesus the Jewish Theologian
- Author: Brad H. Young
- ISBN: 9781565630604
- Page: 190
- Format: Paperback
Jesus the Jewish Theologian establishes Jesus firmly within the context of first century Judaism and shows how understanding Jesus Jewishness is crucial for interpreting the New Testament and for understanding the nature of Christian faith Insights from Jewish literature, archeology, and tradition help modern readers place Jesus within his original context Particular Jesus the Jewish Theologian establishes Jesus firmly within the context of first century Judaism and shows how understanding Jesus Jewishness is crucial for interpreting the New Testament and for understanding the nature of Christian faith Insights from Jewish literature, archeology, and tradition help modern readers place Jesus within his original context Particular attention is given to the Jewish roots of Jesus teaching concerning the kingdom of God this book illuminates anew how Jewish Jesus was That should come as no surprise to Jews or to Christians, although it often does Jesus grew from the soil of his people In reading this book I was struck again and again with how Jesus teachings were paralleled in my own tradition Dr Young s book is not intended to diminish Jesus teaching, but to show its roots Rabbi David Wolpe, University of Judaism, Los Angeles Dr Young permits the words of Jesus to glisten within their own Semitic setting He has done his readers a great service in introducing them to Jewish theological thought What emerges, however, is not Jesus the Jewish theologian in any Western, systematic sense Rather, in Jesus, Dr Young presents an Eastern or Semitic theologian, one who employs a living, vibrant theology Marvin R Wilson, Gordon College
Recent Comments "Jesus the Jewish Theologian"
This book is very important and should be read by those in ministry, especially teaching. I still think that one should read "Our Father Abraham; Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith" first as it lays the foundation for this and many other books like this. This book will definitely give you many things to think about and challenge the way you understand some of the things Jesus said. In particular I find that I must revisit Matthew 5:17 and study as my whole understanding of that text has been de [...]
Title: Jesus the Jewish TheologianAuthor: Brad H. YoungPages: 344Year: 1993Publisher: Baker AcademicMy rating 4 out of 5 stars.In searching for a deeper understanding of Yeshua, the Bible, and its Jewish flavor, I enjoyed another of the author’s books so I thought this one might be just as helpful in my searching. I can say that without exception it really helped me understand in new ways who Jesus was and is, the Jewish listeners of the first century and a deeper understanding of the words of [...]
Writing style is a bit dull and choppy, and the author is unnecessarily repetitive in some parts. However, much of the extrabiblical parallels to Jesus' teaching in Jewish literature is fascinating and casts new light upon the teachings and life setting of Jesus and his contemporaries. In fact, several of these parallels seemingly clarify some oft debated teachings of Jesus, especially his instruction on divorce and remarriage. I found the chapters on "Controversy and Children," "Divorce and Adu [...]
Those who wish to keep their culturally independent idea of Jesus in tact should steer clear of this book. But, those who are adventurous enough to accept the real Jesus should read this book twice.---Update---I have just finished reading this excellent and challenging work for the second time (likely not the last). It is a difficult read not because of its opacity but its clarity. Having heard, I must respond; having learned, I must practice.
The author of this book is using the Jewish teachings of the first century (around the time of Jesus' ministry) to shed new light on what Jesus likely meant by his teachings in Scripture. I think this is a valuable perspective as modern, Western Christians are so far removed from the Jewish context - especially an ancient Jewish context - that we often risk misunderstanding or misinterpreting some of Jesus' teachings. On that note, virtually everything in this book was entirely new information t [...]
What happens when a respected Christian professor decides to put his preconception aside and take a long look at the Jesus described in the Gospels? How does the Jesus of the New Testament compare to Jesus the Jewish theologian or even the Jesus we think we know so well? Jesus The Jewish Theologian, gives a moving and refreshing portrait of the central figure of history. Can modern Christians see Jesus as he was in his historical and cultural setting? Did Jesus placed the meaning of Torah on a f [...]
When I read this book I really liked it. There were several points at which I disagreed with Young's conclusions however. I also noticed that he relied fairly heavily on one or two sources which also relied heavily on the Talmud and Mishnah. The danger in using these documents to accurately reflect 1st century Judaism is that they were not compiled until the 3rd or 4th centuries. So while this is an interesting and easy book to read, many of it's insights stem from bad scholarly practices.
Challenging and shows the connections between Jesus and Jewish context. There are several key episodes explored that while not greatly challenging my thoughts on Jesus did sharpen my understanding of what was occuring and what the orginal hearers would have connected to.To be honest, I will probably never think of the Pharisees as a group in the same way again after reading this book.
This was not the easiest read, but I learned quite a lot about Jesus as a Jewish rabbi and a practicing Jew. My intent is to understand Jesus' teachings better in the context of His Jewish heritage, culture, background and teachings of the day. I feel that I have just grazed the surface. Another book that has helped a lot is Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus by Lois Tverberg.
Learn more about the Man and His mission, you can't go wrong! Well, come to think of it, I've knocked off a star for lack of enthusiasm. This could've been a more enjoyable read. Where's the glee of Dallas Willard?
This is a well written and easily readable book by a scholar and is very usefull for Bible Study and getting a new look at the life, times and teaching of Jesus from a Jewish perspective. After all, Jesus was a Jew.
Jesus in his original context. Encourages asking questions, seeking knowledge to understand what we are reading and interpreting.
Can't know enough about Jesus.
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