The Jewish Annotated New Testament
Oxford University Press, 2011
700 pages (Hardcover/Kindle)
When I teach on the Bible in my classes and offer varying perspectives, I know that it will strike a nerve with at least one of my students. There are students who are out there mingling with others and are entirely aware that the Bible is not read monolithically; there are also students who have hardly considered a position foreign to their own community.
That’s why I was glad to see an NPR report on The Jewish Annotated New Testament. This sounds exactly like the kind of book that Christians need to see. The New Testament, as read by non-adherents, helps to open up the door to fresh perspectives and interfaith dialogue. Here’s the article from NPR:
The New Testament is constantly being re-interpreted from a variety of perspectives. From feminists, to socialists, to traditionalists; there’s even a version as seen through the prism of Star Wars.
Well now, you can add to the collection The Jewish Annotated New Testament by Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler. Read the full thing here.