The Jewish Annotated New Testament is a landmark piece of scholarship, representing the first time Jewish scholars have annotated and written essays on the complete New Testament. The volume is full of explanatory and contextual footnotes, references to other Jewish works, and a number of essays expanding on the particularly Jewish elements of the Gospels and other Christian writings of the New Testament.
Marc Brettler and Amy-Jill Levine co-edited the JANT. In this episode, they join host Blair Hodges to discuss what Jewish scholars have to say about this book of Christian scripture, and to encourage Jews to look more closely at a text they often overlook.
About the Guests
Amy-Jill Levine is a professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School. She’s also an affiliated professor at the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations at Cambridge. Her most recent book is Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi, which will be discussed in a future MIPodcast episode.
Marc Brettler is a professor of Biblical Studies at Brandeis University. In addition to the Jewish Annotated New Testament, he also contributed to The Bible and the Believer: How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously, which was the focus of episode 15 and 16 of the MIPodcast. For more of his work, check out thetorah.com.
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