Short Stories by Jesus

Short Stories by Jesus


  • Release: 2014-09-09
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 352 page
  • ISBN: 9780062198198
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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.

Short Stories by Jesus Leader Guide

Short Stories by Jesus Leader Guide


  • Release: 2018-05-15
  • Publisher: Short Stories by Jesus
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 64 page
  • ISBN: 1501858181
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Explore a fresh and timely interpretation of Jesus' most popular teaching parables.

Short Stories by Jesus Leader Guide

Short Stories by Jesus Leader Guide


  • Release: 2018-05-15
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 50 page
  • ISBN: 9781501858192
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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.

The Story of Jesus

The Story of Jesus


  • Release: 2007
  • Publisher: Golden Inspirational
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 24 page
  • ISBN: 9780375839412
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Introduces the birth and childhood of Jesus, and the major events of his ministry.

The Storybook of Jesus   Short Stories from the Bible   Children   Teens Christian Books

The Storybook of Jesus Short Stories from the Bible Children Teens Christian Books


  • Release: 2018-05-15
  • Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 64 page
  • ISBN: 9781541925120
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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.

Stories with Intent

Stories with Intent


  • Release: 2018-02-16
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 912 page
  • ISBN: 9781467449632
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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.

The Gospel According to Mark

The Gospel According to Mark


  • Release: 1999-01-01
  • Publisher: Canongate Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 64 page
  • ISBN: 9780857860972
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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

The Misunderstood Jew

The Misunderstood Jew


  • Release: 2009-10-13
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9780061748110
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In the The Misunderstood Jew, scholar Amy-Jill Levine helps Christians and Jews understand the "Jewishness" of Jesus so that their appreciation of him deepens and a greater interfaith dialogue can take place. Levine's humor and informed truth-telling provokes honest conversation and debate about how Christians and Jews should understand Jesus, the New Testament, and each other.

The Parables of Jesus the Galilean

The Parables of Jesus the Galilean


  • Release: 2016-08-09
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 368 page
  • ISBN: 9781498233712
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Who do we meet in the stories Jesus told? In The Parables of Jesus the Galilean: Stories of a Social Prophet, a selection of the parables of Jesus is read using a social-scientific approach. The interest of the author is not the parables in their literary contexts, but rather the parables as Jesus told them in a first-century Jewish Galilean sociopolitical, religious, and economic setting. Therefore, this volume is part of the material turn in parable research and offers a reading of the parables that pays special attention to Mediterranean anthropology by stressing key first-century Mediterranean values. Where applicable, available papyri that may be relevant in understanding the parables of Jesus from a fresh perspective are used to assemble solid ancient comparanda for the practices and social realities that the parables presuppose. The picture of Jesus that emerges from these readings is that of a social prophet. The parables of Jesus, as symbols of social transformation, envisioned a transformed and alternative world. This world, for Jesus, was the kingdom of God.

Stories of the Child Jesus from Many Lands

Stories of the Child Jesus from Many Lands


  • Release: 2003
  • Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 175 page
  • ISBN: 9781928832966
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Presents stories and legends from many different countries featuring the intercession of the Child Jesus.