The Jewish Annotated New Testament

The Jewish Annotated New Testament

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First published in 2011, The Jewish Annotated New Testament was a groundbreaking work, bringing the New Testament's Jewish background to the attention of students, clergy, and general readers. In this new edition, eighty Jewish scholars bring together unparalleled scholarship to shed new light on the text. This thoroughly revised and greatly expanded second edition brings even more helpful information and new insights to the study of the New Testament.

* Introductions to each New Testament book, containing guidance for reading and specific information about how the book relates to the Judaism of the period, have been revised and augmented, and in some cases newly written.

* Annotations on the text-some revised, some new to this edition-provide verse-by-verse commentary.

* The thirty essays from the first edition are thoroughly updated, and there are twenty-four new essays, on topics such as "Mary in Jewish Tradition,", "Christology," and "Messianic Judaism."

* For Christian readers The Jewish Annotated New Testament offers a window into the first-century world of Judaism from which the New Testament springs. There are explanations of Jewish concepts such as food laws and rabbinic argumentation. It also provides a much-needed corrective to many centuries of Christian misunderstandings of the Jewish religion.

* For Jewish readers, this volume provides the chance to encounter the New Testament-a text of vast importance in Western European and American culture-with no religious agenda and with guidance from Jewish experts in theology, history, and Jewish and Christian thought. It also explains Christian practices, such as the Eucharist.

The Jewish Annotated New Testament, Second Edition is an essential volume that places the New Testament writings in a context that will enlighten readers of any faith or none.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 856 pages
  • 167 x 242 x 49mm | 1,294g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0190461853
  • 9780190461850
  • 10,315

Table of contents

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

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

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

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

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
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Review quote

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
* Praise for the first edition:
"A magnificent achievement... The Jewish Annotated New Testament is a marvelously bounteous compilation." * Commonweal
* 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 *
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About Amy-Jill Levine

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.
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