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The renowned biblical scholar, author of The Misunderstood Jew, and general editor for The Jewish Annotated New Testament interweaves history and spiritual analysis to explore Jesus’ most popular teaching parables, exposing their misinterpretations and making them lively and relevant for modern readers. Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to effectively convey his message and meaning. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus’ stories ignore this disparity and have often allowed anti-Semitism and misogyny to color their perspectives. In this wise, entertaining, and educational book, Amy-Jill Levine offers a fresh, timely reinterpretation of Jesus’ narratives. In Short Stories by Jesus, she analyzes these “problems with parables,” taking readers back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. Levine reveals the parables’ connections to first-century economic and agricultural life, social customs and morality, Jewish scriptures and Roman culture. With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us—and when read rightly, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Amy-Jill Levine
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release: 2014-09-09
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780062198198

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Explore a fresh and timely interpretation of Jesus' most popular teaching parables.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Amy-Jill Levine
Publisher: Short Stories by Jesus
Release: 2018-05-15
File: 64 Pages
ISBN-13: 1501858181

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Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to effectively convey his message and meaning. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus' stories ignore this disparity and have often allowed anti-Semitism and misogyny to color their perspectives. In Short Stories by Jesus, Amy-Jill Levine analyzes these "problems with parables" taking readers back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us—and when read rightly, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later. The Leader Guide contains everything needed to guide a group through the six-week study including session plans, activities, and discussion questions, as well as multiple format options.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Amy-Jill Levine
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Release: 2018-05-15
File: 50 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781501858192

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Author: Amy-Jill Levine
Publisher:
Release: 2018
File: 62 Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:1162377935

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Introduces the birth and childhood of Jesus, and the major events of his ministry.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Jane Werner Watson
Publisher: Golden Inspirational
Release: 2007
File: 24 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780375839412

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This time, get to know Jesus through stories about him. Grow your child’s faith in the most interactive way possible. Story telling is something kids are attracted to. Reading is also a great exercise that boosts creativity and social skills, which are two essential skills in both academics and real life. Grab a copy today.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Baby Professor
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
Release: 2018-05-15
File: 64 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781541925120

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Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to effectively convey his message and meaning. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus' stories ignore this disparity and have often allowed anti-Semitism and misogyny to color their perspectives. In this Bible study based on her Short Stories by Jesus, Amy-Jill Levine analyzes these "problems with parables" taking readers back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us—and when read rightly, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later. This participant guide provides an introduction to the main text as well as further Scripture commentary and reflection questions.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Amy-Jill Levine
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Release: 2018-05-15
File: 59 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781501858178

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The earliest of the four Gospels, the book portrays Jesus as an enigmatic figure, struggling with enemies, his inner and external demons, and with his devoted but disconcerted disciples. Unlike other gospels, his parables are obscure, to be explained secretly to his followers. With an introduction by Nick Cave

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Genre: Bibles
Author:
Publisher: Canongate Books
Release: 1999-01-01
File: 64 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780857860972

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Winner of the 2009 Christianity Today Award for Biblical Studies, Stories with Intent offers pastors and students a comprehensive and accessible guide to Jesus' parables. Klyne Snodgrass explores in vivid detail the historical context in which these stories were told, the part they played in Jesus' overall message, and the ways in which they have been interpreted in the church and the academy. Snodgrass begins by surveying the primary issues in parables interpretation and providing an overview of other parables—often neglected in the discussion—from the Old Testament, Jewish writings, and the Greco-Roman world. He then groups the more important parables of Jesus thematically and offers a comprehensive treatment of each, exploring both background and significance for today. This tenth anniversary edition includes a substantial new chapter that surveys developments in the interpretation of parables since the book's original 2008 publication.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Klyne R. Snodgrass
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release: 2018-02-16
File: 912 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781467449632

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Presents stories and legends from many different countries featuring the intercession of the Child Jesus.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: A. Fowler Lutz
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Release: 2003
File: 175 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781928832966

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