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    DescriptionIn Jesus the Bridegroom, Brant Pitre once again taps into the wells of Jewish Scripture and tradition, and unlocks the secrets of what is arguably the most well-known symbol of the Christian faith: the cross of Christ. In this thrilling exploration, Pitre shows how the suffering and death of Jesus was far more than a tragic Roman execution. Instead, the Passion of Christ was the fulfillment of ancient Jewish prophecies of a wedding, when the God of the universe would wed himself to humankind in an everlasting nuptial covenant. To be sure, most Christians are familiar with the apostle Paul's teaching that Christ is the Bridegroom and the Church is the Bride. But what does this really mean? And what would ever possess Paul to compare the death of Christ to the love of a husband for his wife? If you would have been at the Crucifixion, with Jesus hanging there dying, is that how you would have described it? How could a first-century Jew like Paul, who knew how brutal Roman crucifixions were, have ever compared the execution of Jesus to a wedding? And why does he refer to this as the great mystery (Ephesians 5:32)? As Pitre shows, the key to unlocking this mystery can be found by going back to Jewish Scripture and tradition and seeing the entire history of salvation, from Mount Sinai to Mount Calvary, as a divine love story between Creator and creature, between God and Israel, between Christ and his bride--a story that comes to its climax on the wood of a Roman cross. In Jesus the Bridegroom, dozens of familiar passages in the Bible--the Exodus, the Song of Songs, the Wedding at Cana, the Woman at the Well, the Last Supper, the Crucifixion, and even the Second Coming at the End of Time--are suddenly transformed before our eyes. Indeed, when seen in the light of Jewish Scripture and tradition, the life of Christ is nothing less than the greatest love story ever told.

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    Jesus the Bridegroom (Library Edition)
    The Greatest Love Story Ever Told
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Brant Pitre, Narrator Mel Foster
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 173 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    ISBN 13: 9781494530419
    ISBN 10: 1494530414

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Z99.9
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T General Subject: 690
    BIC subject category V2: HRA
    Abridged Dewey: 200
    Libri: I-JI
    Ingram Subject Code: JI
    LC classification: BL
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55420
    BISAC V2.8: REL000000
    Edition statement
    Library ed
    Tantor Media, Inc.
    Imprint name
    Tantor Audio
    Publication date
    18 March 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook
    Author Information
    Brant Pitre is a professor of sacred Scripture at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the bestselling author of "Jesus, the Tribulation, and the End of Exile" and "Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist." He lives in Louisiana. Mel Foster has narrated over 150 audiobooks and has won several awards. Twice an Audie finalist for "1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History" by Charles Bracelen Flood and "Finding God in Unexpected Places" by Philip Yancey, he won for the latter title.