A guide to more culturally authentic Bible study. Insights from Jesus’ Jewish, Eastern culture equip Christians to encounter the Scriptures more deeply. The book looks at big-picture ideas that are lost on modern Westerners, and points out some of the powerful claims that Jesus made in a very Jewish way. (Baker, 2018)
A friendly, bite-sized study of five flavorful Hebrew words. Readers taste the ancient wisdom of Hebrew and see how useful it can be for reading both Old and New Testaments. (Ebook, 2014)
What difference does it make that Jesus was Jewish? Here we look at some of Jesus’ words in their native Jewish context, and discover rich insights for living as disciples today. (Zondervan, 2012)
By immersing ourselves in the culture, customs, prayers and feasts of first-century Jews, we discover how they shed light on the message and life of Jesus. (Zondervan, 2009)
A guide for discovering the richness of the Scriptures in their Hebraic setting. Dozens of devotional lessons on the Bible’s Hebrew words and ideas. (En-Gedi, 2004)
A look at Jesus’ lifestyle as a first-century Jewish rabbi and how his words would have been understood within the larger framework of first-century Judaism. (En-Gedi, 2006)
8 DVDs with 15 hours of in-depth presentations by leading scholars on Jesus’ first-century context. Filmed at the Jerusalem Perspective 2006 Conference in Jerusalem, Israel, June 19-20, 2006.
Here’s a short list of recommended books and DVDs for exploring the Jewish roots of Jesus and Christianity.