Reading the Bible With Rabbi Jesus: How a Jewish Perspective Can Transform Your Understanding
"In her delightful style, Lois Tverberg engagingly leads us across cultures to begin to envision a different worldview, a worldview more consistent with the world of most of Scripture. In so doing, she brings alive biblical texts from the inside."--Craig...
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"In her delightful style, Lois Tverberg engagingly leads us across cultures to begin to envision a different worldview, a worldview more consistent with the world of most of Scripture. In so doing, she brings alive biblical texts from the inside."--Craig S. Keener, F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary; coauthor of the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible
"Thanks to the good work of biblical scholars, the historical Jesus of Nazareth is once again situated in his divinely designed Second Temple period Jewish context. The latest from Lois Tverberg is a meaningful contribution to that end."--James C. Whitman, president, Center for Judaic-Christian Studies
"Lois Tverberg opens up the Scriptures we all love and shines a fascinating new light on them. As she gracefully bridges the culture gap between Jesus's first Jewish followers and twenty-first-century Christians, I found myself falling in love with the Bible all over again. I devoured this fascinating book."--Lynn Austin, author of Where We Belong.
:What would it be like for modern readers to sit down beside Jesus as he explained the Bible to them? What life-changing insights might emerge from such a transformative encounter?
Lois Tverberg knows the treasures that await readers willing to learn how to read the Bible through Jewish eyes. By helping them understand the Bible as Jesus and his first-century listeners would have, she bridges the gaps of time and culture in order to open the Bible to readers today.
Combining careful research with engaging prose, Tverberg leads us on a journey back in time to shed light on how this Middle Eastern people approached life, God, and each other. She explains age-old imagery that we often misinterpret, allowing us to approach God and the stories and teachings of Scripture with new eyes. By helping readers grasp the perspective of its original audience, she equips them to read the Bible in ways that will enrich their lives and deepen their understanding.
Lois Tverberg, PhD, has been writing and teaching about the Jewish background of Christianity for the past fifteen years.andnbsp; With Ann Spangler she coauthored the bestseller, Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus.andnbsp; She is also the author of Listening to the Language of the Bible.andnbsp; Cofounder of the En-Gedi Resource Center, an educational ministry with a goal of deepening Christian understanding of the Bible in its cultural context, she now writes fulltime from her home in Holland, Michigan.andnbsp; For more, see her website: Our Rabbi Jesus: His Jewish Life and Teaching at ourrabbijesus.comandnbsp; SPANISH BIO: Lois Tverberg es doctora en filosofia, cofundadora del En-Gedi Resources Center, un ministerio educacional cuya meta es la profundizacion de la comprension cristiana de la Biblia mediante la ensenanza de su contexto judio. Como autora de Listening to the Language of the Bible: Hearing Through Jesus' Ears y de un estudio biblico companero de dicho libro, se deleita en llevar a sus lectores a la profundizacion de las Escrituras en mas de cincuenta paises. Suele hablar con frecuencia en las iglesias del area cercana a su hogar en Holland, Michigan.