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Amy-Jill Levine Featured in Modern Twist on Classic Bible Stories

Jan. 11, 2018—In this newly published book, classic Bible stories have been written to focus on aspects not typically highlighted in previous children’s versions. Adjunct faculty member Elizabeth F. Caldwell recently published Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible with clarity, diversity, and accuracy in...

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Special Topics: Jewish and Christian Relations (JS3890)

Nov. 2, 2016—Catalog Description: This course offers a brief history of relations between Christians and Jews and invites participants into critical engagement with present practices in light of that history. The course begins with a recognition that many of the worst examples...

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The New Testament in its Jewish Context (JS2100)

Jan. 22, 2015—Catalog Description: Documents of the origin of Christianity and the social, literary, ideological, and theological contexts in which they emerged and which they reflect. Various critical methodologies employed in interpreting them. From the Syllabus: This course offers an introduction to...

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Listen and Learn: A-J Levine on Jesus's Jewish Roots (NPR's On Point)

Nov. 12, 2014—Prof. Amy-Jill Levine joins guest host John Harwood and author James Carroll on NPR’s On Point, for a discussion of why Jesus’s Jewish roots matter. The interview was broadcast on November 12, 2014. Click below to listen, and here for...

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Amy-Jill Levine

Jul. 18, 2013—University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies Divinity School and College of Arts and Science A.B. (Smith 1978) A.M., Ph.D. (Duke 1981, 1984) 615.343.3967 amy-jill.levine@vanderbilt.edu 235 Divinity School Amy-Jill Levine is an...

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The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us

Nov. 8, 2011—By Douglas Knight and Amy-Jill Levine. (Harper Collins Publishers, 2011). Passed down for generations, compiled between 500 and 100 BCE, and finalized around the time of Jesus, the various accounts in the Hebrew Bible took shape under a variety of cultures. Knight and Levine explore this diverse history and equip us with the critical tools necessary to understand what the ancient texts originally meant.

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The Jewish Annotated New Testament

Jul. 26, 2011—Edited by Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Z. Brettler. (Oxford University Press, 2011). Although major New Testament figures were Jews, living in a culture steeped in Jewish history, beliefs, and practices, there has never been an edition of the New Testament that addresses its Jewish background and the culture from which it grew--until now. In The Jewish Annotated New Testament, eminent experts put these writings back into the context of their original authors and audiences, and explain how these writings have affected the relations of Jews and Christians over the past two thousand years.

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The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus

Nov. 20, 2007—By Amy-Jill Levine. (Harper Collins Publishers, 2007). 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.

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