Meet the Rabbis: Rabbinic Thought and the Teachings of Jesus

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Hendrickson Publishers, 2007 - Religion - 270 pages
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"Meet the Rabbis" explains to the reader how rabbinic thought was relevant to Jesus and the New Testament world, and hence should be relevant to those people today who read the New Testament. In this sense, Rabbinic thought is relevant to every aspect of modern life. Rabbinic literature explores the meaning of living life to its fullest, in right relationship with God and humanity. However, many Christians are not aware of Rabbinic thought and literature. Indeed, most individuals in the Western world today, regardless of whether they are Christians, atheists, agnostics, secular community leaders, or some other religious or political persuasion, are more knowledgeable of Jesus' ethical teachings in the Sermon on the Mount than the Ethics of the Fathers in the Jewish prayer book. The author seeks to introduce the reader to the world of Torah learning. It is within this world that the authentic cultural background of Jesus' teachings in ancient Judaism is revealed.

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An excellent introduction

User Review  - Merrill Greene -

After having heard several claims about the influence of the Rabbi's on Jesus' teachings, I was curious enough to pick up this volume and I was not let down. This is an excellent introductory text for ... Read full review

A very good book.

User Review  - WesternYeshuastudent -

I have only begun to delve into this book and I really really like it. For those of you really wanting to understand our Messiah more from the Jewish perspective of which the western church world is ... Read full review


Introduction to Rabbinic Thought
Master Teachers and Their Disciples
Torah Is More Than Law

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Brad H. Young is Professor of Biblical Studies in the Graduate School of Theology at Oral Roberts University.

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