Category Archives: Second Temple Judaism

Biblical, Jewish, and Christian (and more) sources from Google Books | timothy michael law

Biblical, Jewish, and Christian (and more!) sources from Google Books | timothy michael law.

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Eric Chabot – Roots of the Christian Faith

Scot McKnight on “Hallowed be Thy Name”: “At no place have Christians been more insensitive to Judaism that when it comes to what Jesus believes and teaches about God. In particular, the concept that Jesus was the first to teach … Continue reading

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Lawrence Schiffman on the Rabbinic Response to the Rise of Christianity

Opening excerpt: A new set of circumstances confronted the tannaitic leadership when it reassembled at Yavneh after the war with Rome was lost. By this time, the need to close ranks and to face the future as a united community … Continue reading

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Glossary of Terms Relating to First-Century Biblical Matters

The following short list is given only as an introduction to the terms.  You should rely on more substantial reference works for your understanding of these terms.  My purpose here is simply to sensitize you to their importance for understanding … Continue reading

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Larry Hurtado on Daniel Boyarin’s “How Enoch Can Teach Us About Jesus”

Here’s how this blog post (titled “Enoch & the ‘Son of Man’”) begins: In catching up on articles in journals, I came across Daniel Boyarin, “How Enoch Can Teach Us about Jesus,” Early Christianity 2 (2011): 51-76, and am provoked … Continue reading

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The Jewish Context for What Jesus Said about Hell – Scot McKnight on Edward Fudge

Opening paragraph: For many people today what one believes about hell is a matter of fidelity to orthodoxy. Most don’t quite want to contend that if you don’t believe in eternal, conscious punishment you are a heretic though some get … Continue reading

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An Introduction to the Septuagint, the Old Testament in Greek

Opening paragraph: In our readings from Justin in the past and coming weeks, Justin makes a spirited case for Christianity on the basis of the Old Testament. Though Justin had access to the “memoirs of the apostles,” which likely included … Continue reading

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Scot McKnight’s Review of N.T. Wright’s Kingdom New Testament

This is about N.T. Wright’s translation of the New Testament.  Here’s an excerpt: I’m not hearing much chat about Tom Wright’s new translation of the New Testament, called The Kingdom New Testament, but it sure does deserve careful consideration to be … Continue reading

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Larry Hurtado Comments on The Jewish Annotated New Testament at the 2012 SBL

Ben Witherington III re-blogs Larry W. Hurtado’s comments on The Jewish Annotated New Testament by Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Z. Brettler (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011) given in a panel discussion at the 2012 meeting of the Society of Biblical … Continue reading

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DrIBEX Ideas / The Jewish Gospels – again

Dr. William Varner’s follow up on the book by Daniel Boyarin:  DrIBEX Ideas / The Jewish Gospels – again. Dr. Warner’s first comment on this book can be found here.

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