Short Stories by Jesus

The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi
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Product Number: Z100121638
Released: Feb 28, 2017
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ISBN: #9781515999508
Narrator/s: Donna Postel
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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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 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 us 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 a 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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Author(s): Amy-Jill Levine
Genre: Religion
Original Publish Date: Feb 28, 2017

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Author(s): Amy-Jill Levine
Narrator(s): Donna Postel
Genre: Religion
Product Number DD31014
Released: Feb 28, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515919506
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Author(s): Amy-Jill Levine
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Released: Sep 09, 2014
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