Our podcast with host Dr. Cyndi Parker invites Israel Bible Center scholars to engage in captivating discussions about the content of their courses and provides an opportunity to go deeper into the Bible.
This is our final installment of the Roundtable Talk with Dr. Amy-Jill Levine and Dr. Marc Zvi Brettler. On the table for discussion is the issue of harmonization of the biblical text. Why do Christians feel the need to harmonize and the Jews don't? Dr. Nicholas Schaser joins the conversation to talk about the role of "sola scriptura" in influencing the views of Protestant Christians.
This week we listen to a portion of a Roundtable Talk with Dr. Marc Zvi Brettler and Dr. Amy-Jill Levine about their book Reading the Bible(s) With and Without Jesus. Language matters. The cultural associations with words matter. So with so much interpretation happening, which is more important, the biblical text or the interpretations of the text?
This week Dr. Nicholas Schaser joins me as we talk about Israel Bible Center's Roundtable Talk on "Reading the Bible(s) with and without Jesus". The Roundtable Talk first aired in October 2020 as a discussion between Dr. Yeshaya Gruber and Dr. Amy-Jill Levine and Dr. Marc Zvi Brettler about their newest book. This week we discuss why Jews and Christians read the text in different ways and why the Jews should re-claim the New Testament as Jewish text.
This week we highlight a short segment from one of IBC's Roundtable Talks from 2020 with Professor Paula Fredriksen. She and Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg talked about the First Century Roman-Jewish World. In this podcast episode, we hear Professor Fredriksen explain the role of sacrifices in the Roman world and how Jews were perceived by their Hellenistic neighbors. We conclude by untangling the cause of the argument between Paul and Peter in Antioch.
In the final part of the conversation about Professor Shir's course Jewish Apostle Paul, we talk about the context of the church in Galatia. There are many problems with isolating one theological statement in the epistle to the Galatians and asking it to stand on its own. Everything is embedded in context. This week Professor Shir explains the seemingly anti-Torah teachings of Paul. We also touch on what mother goddesses, mountains, and Israelite matriarchs have to do with one another.
Professor Shir joins us this week to examine Paul's theology, specifically what Paul thinks about the Gospel and the Torah in the Roman world. We examine two different epistles and talk about how understanding these seemingly contradictory letters depends completely on context.
Professor Pinchas Shir contextualizes one of the most challenging issues of the early church. How do gentiles join the Jews in following Jesus? What role does the Apostle Paul play in this conversation? We also discuss what cultural risks gentiles took to follow Jesus.
Join Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg on a journey through his course The Story of Our Hebrew Fathers: Joseph's Story. How does Judah's character change after encountering Tamar? Why does Joseph persistently test his brothers? Do the names of Joseph's sons help us understand how God is moving in Joseph's life?
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