Tag: history of interpretation
Studying 1 Peter 2 1-10
There is A LOT of Hebrew Bible in this letter, the purpose of which may be to get the audience to reimagine their identity in Jesus Christ …
Studying Isaiah 53 4-11
We are studying Isaiah 53:4-11 for Sunday, April 4 – Easter! Christians have embraced this challenging text since the early days of the church as a portrait of Jesus’s redemptive suffering and ultimate triumph. There are lots of ways to embrace a text. This Easter we might want to think about which of those ways…
How Jewish Was Jesus?
Levine, Amy-Jill. The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus. HarperOne, 2006. [An Installment of the “Read Me” Project.] How Jewish was Jesus? Thoroughly. If only we would stop forgetting that. If only EVERY CHRISTIAN would read this book. Barring that, if only every pastor and Christian writer would read this…