A Very Jewish Jesus | Larry Hurtado’s Blog

An excerpt:

His first point is simply that Jesus’ Jewishness, though often downplayed or inadequately factored in scholarly studies, is of major importance.  The growing recognition of Jesus’ Jewishness  is part of a larger body of scholarly work on the Jewish setting of Jesus and earliest Christian circles…In assessing the net effect on our understanding of Jesus, Deines states, “He cannot be understood without the analogies provided by the Jewish world he lived in but at the same time he is not fully encapsulated by them.”

In addition to focusing on the Jewishness of Jesus, Larry’s post also focuses on Jesus’ reliance upon Scripture as a key aspect of His Jewishness.

(3 min read; 617 words)

A Very Jewish Jesus | Larry Hurtado’s Blog.

Would Paul Have Circumcised His Son? | Larry Hurtado’s Blog

People can argue about whether or not Paul would have circumcised his son, but no one disputes Paul’s Jewishness.  And rightly so!

(3 min read; 685 words)

Would Paul Have Circumcised His Son? | Larry Hurtado’s Blog.

Here’s Larry’s post with an 220-word opinion from Ben Witherington preceding it.

Israeli Professor: New Testament is a Jewish Text

The Bible is  Jewish book, Old Testament and New.  As Jesus said, salvation is from the Jews (John 4:22).

(1 min read; 251 words)

Israeli Professor: New Testament is a Jewish Text | THINKAPOLOGETICS.COM.

Craig Evans Rebuts Bart Ehrman

Craig Evans and others have written the book How God Became Jesus: The Real Origins of Belief in Jesus’ Divine Nature—A Response to Bart Ehrman in order to refute Bart Ehrman’s most recent book How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee.  In this video clip, Craig Evans is interviewed about the two books by Jerry Johnston of 100 Huntley Street.

(ht: Michael Bird, one of Evans’ co-authors)

 

If Jesus Fulfilled Prophecy, Why Did The Jews Reject Him?

The Bible is a Jewish book – Old Testament and New Testament.  Yes, some Jews rejected Him, but the ones who accepted Him produced the New Testament.

(3 min read; 600 words)

via If Jesus Fulfilled Prophecy, Why Did The Jews Reject Him? | Thomistic Bent.

HT The Poached Egg (Ratio Christi)

The Jewishness of the New Testament

This post explain just how the New Testament is as Jewish as the Old Testament (10 min read; 2,273 words).

bethinking.org – Bible + Jesus – The Jewishness of the New Testament.

HT The Poached Egg (Ratio Christi)