The Jewish Jesus: Interview with Amy-Jill Levine

I grew up knowing there was this fella named Jesus, he was Jewish, he was important to my Catholic friends, and that my Catholic friends had a Bible that was very similar to the Bible we had in the synagogue. So my initial impression was that Christianity was like `the synagogue we didn’t go to,’ like a form of Judaism.

That’s how this interview with Vanderbilt School of Divinity Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies Amy-Jill Levine starts. Levine is the author of and The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus, and recently co-edited The Jewish Annotated New Testament with Marc Z Brettler (Oxford 2011).

In this interview, Levine talks about what the New Testament can teach us about Jewish life and practice, and why Christians need to be sensitive to the Jewish context in order to understand Jesus.

Amy-Jill Levine

Professor Amy-Jill Levine

The interview is at the website for the PBS program Religion & Ethics Newsweekly.

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