The Jewishness of Jesus

The Jewishness of Jesus: A Bible and Beyond Series

This series focuses on the Jewish culture Jesus was immersed in during his life and ministry. This series will run during November and December of 2023. You can expect to hear from scholars Shirley Paulson, B. Brandon Scott, Rabbi Evan Moffic, Rev. Gordon Raynal, Robert Miller, and John Dominic Crossan.

Below you’ll find items in the series that have already been published. Check back weekly (new items are generally published on Wednesdays) to learn about new additions to the series.

(Background photo above is a closeup of the Magdala Stone, located on the shore of the Sea of Galilee in the south of the Ginoser Valley. Believed to be a 1st century item from a temple on which the Torah or other sacred scrolls might have been placed. Photo by Hanay, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons. Learn more about the Magdala Stone here.)

Jesus’s Peaceful Resistance to Rome Based on Genesis 1

By |2024-02-04T07:51:33-05:00January 3rd, 2024|Tags: , , , , |

The metronome of the world beats to distributive justice, and that is a completely different vision from the normalcy of civilization, which basically says, “I’m bigger than you, I’m stronger than you. I’m going to take your stuff.” An interview with John Dominic Crossan.

How Jesus, a Jew, Got Tangled Up in the Atonement

By |2023-12-19T23:49:08-05:00December 19th, 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

Christians easily forget the Jewishness of Jesus, but understanding his Jewish life explains more behind traditional Christian teachings. We discuss the origins and meaning of atonement in the context of Jesus’s Jewish heritage. Presenter: Dr. Robert Miller with host Dr. Shirley Paulson

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