*NEW* addition to the reference collection: the first-ever complete version of the New Testament edited and annotated by Jewish scholars. Co-editors Amy-Jill Levine (Vanderbilt Univ.) and Marc Zvi Brettler (Brandeis Univ.) describe the work as: “designed to allow all readers to understand what the texts of the New Testament meant within their social, historical, and religious context,” (xii). The annotations also serve to bridge connections between the New Testament and later Jewish (especially rabbinic) literature. Contributing Jewish scholars also set out to contextualize some of the difficult and controversial passages that may have prevented some Jewish readers from approaching the text. In addition to in-text annotations, this work features explanatory essays, such as ““The Concept of Neighbor in Jewish and Christian Ethics” and “Paul in Jewish Thought”. Related articles about the publication can be found  here: New York Times and Washington Times.

Brettler, Marc Zvi, and Amy-Jill Levine, eds. The Jewish Annotated New Testament : New Revised Standard Version. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. Call Number: Ref. BS2091.5.A1 2011 O8

 

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