The Bible With and Without Jesus: How Jews and Christians Read the Same Stories Differently
Tuesday, November 23
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Christians frequently have read Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah 53, Psalm 22, Genesis 1-2, and other scripture passages in ways that differ radically from how Jews would understand the same texts. In The Bible With and Without Jesus: How Jews and Christians Read the Same Stories Differently (HarperOne, 2020), Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler look at such texts and explore not only how Jews and Christians read the same Bible stories through different lenses, but also how Jews and Christians can learn from and understand each other better. Dr. Levine is a widely appreciated and prolific New Testament scholar who has spent the great majority of her career teaching—as she describes it— in a predominantly Protestant divinity school in the buckle of the Bible Belt. In this Zoom presentation, Levine discusses this ground-breaking book, and shows us how to read scripture more critically.
Amy-Jill Levine is the Rabbi Stanley M. Kessler Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Hartford Seminary, and University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies Emerita, Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies Emerita, and Professor of New Testament Studies Emerita at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of many books, including The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus and Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi.
Registration for Zoom presentation required by November 19.
Register online below or call 757.455.3129.