Spirit and Man in Ancient Judaism

Dr. John R. Levison

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Truth is not consensus! -- Jack Levison on Michael Welker's characterization of 1 Kings 22


Dr. John (Jack) Levison (Southern Methodist University) is a scholar of the Hebrew Bible, prolific author, and blogger on topics ranging from U.S. immigration policy to speaking in tongues. His many books include The Holy Spirit Before Christianity; A Boundless God: The Spirit According to the Old Testament; and Portraits of Adam in Early Judaism: From Sirach to 2 Baruch. In this illuminating conversation with Dr. Yeshaya Gruber of the Israel Bible Center, Dr. Levison explains the meaning and role of Hebrew ruaḥ (spirit/wind/breath) and adam (humanity) in the Tanakh and Second Temple Period Judaism. Learn how these concepts developed through Israel's history and eventually came to play a key role in the formation of Christianity.


See also Dr. Levison’s Roundtable Talk on "Moses, Isaiah, and the Spirit of YHWH."

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