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Short Stories by Jesus

Amy-Jill Levine | HarperOne (2014)

Short Stories by Jesus

If you have been familiar with the parables of Jesus since childhood, you might believe you have heard everything there is to say about them. But think again. Amy-Jill Levine is a Jewish New Testament Scholar, who brings a whole different perspective.

Pointing out that Jesus’ original hearers were Jewish and would have heard the parables in their Jewish context, she seeks to answer two questions in this book: how to hear the parables through first-century Jewish ears and how to translate them into our own context so we can hear them speaking into today’s world.

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