Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi

Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi

Amy-Jill Levine


The well known biblical student, writer of The Misunderstood Jew, and common editor for The Jewish Annotated New Testament interweaves heritage and religious research to discover Jesus’ most well liked instructing parables, exposing their misinterpretations and making them energetic and proper for contemporary readers.

Jesus was once a talented storyteller and perceptive instructor who used parables from daily life to successfully show his message and that means. lifestyles in first-century Palestine used to be very diversified from our international this present day, and lots of conventional interpretations of Jesus’ tales forget about this disparity and feature usually allowed anti-Semitism and misogyny to paint their perspectives.

In this clever, enjoyable, and academic ebook, Amy-Jill Levine bargains a clean, well timed reinterpretation of Jesus’ narratives. In Short tales through Jesus, she analyzes those “problems with parables,” taking readers again in time to appreciate how their unique Jewish viewers understood them. Levine finds the parables’ connections to first-century monetary and agricultural existence, social customs and morality, Jewish scriptures and Roman tradition. With this revitalized figuring out, she translates those relocating tales for the modern reader, displaying how the parables usually are not with regards to Jesus, yet also are approximately us—and while learn rightly, nonetheless problem and impress us thousand years later.

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