On this episode of The Bible for Normal People Podcast, we look back to our time with Dr. Amy-Jill Levine on understanding Jesus is his Jewish context. Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and the author of a number of books including Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi.
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- “…One of the reasons parables are sometimes listed as difficult to understand is because they tell us stuff we actually really know deep down, but we’ve got it so repressed we don’t want to acknowledge it.” Amy-Jill Levine
- “We all tell our stories the way we want to hear them. The Hebrews did it, the early followers of Jesus did it, the United States has done it, the world does it – it’s what we do.” Amy-Jill Levine
Mentioned in this episode:
- Book: “Who Counts?: 100 Sheep, 10 Coins, and 2 Sons” by Amy-Jill Levine & Sandy Eisenburg Saso
- Book: “The Jewish Annotated New Testament (2nd Edition)” by Amy-Jill Levine
- Book: “The Gospel of Luke (New Cambridge Bible Commentary)” by Amy-Jill Levine & Ben Witherington III
- Website: The Bible For Normal People
- Support: The Bible for Normal People Patreon