Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus

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Reading the Bible
with Rabbi Jesus

How a Jewish Perspective
Can Transform Your Understanding

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by Lois Tverberg
© Baker Publishing, 2018
ISBN: 0801017155

Hard Cover, 288 pages
$21.99

 

Official release: January 2, 2018

 


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Great news! You can now pre-order a copy to be shipped out on December 1. You don’t have to wait until January like the rest of the world!

As the author, I’ll be getting my new books in late November and can start shipping them during the first week in December.

Pre-order the book by using the button below or in the ORJ bookstore. Orders will ship out on December 1, 2017 and should arrive within a week within the USA.


           $21.99

Note: Ebook and audio book versions will be available from other online resellers in January. Order them at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CBD and many other bookstores.


 


The Bible is an Eastern book. We see it through the colored glasses of Western culture. Much is lost. …What lies between the lines, what is felt and not spoken, is of deepest significance.
(From “The Cross and the Prodigal,” by Kenneth Bailey)
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What would it be like to for modern readers to sit down beside Jesus as he explained the Bible to them? What life-changing insights might emerge?

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Vast treasures await those who are willing to learn how to read the Bible through the eyes of Jesus’ first-century Jewish disciples. Combining careful research with engaging prose, Lois Tverberg leads us on a journey back in time to shed light on how this Middle Eastern people approached life, God, and each other.

Tverberg highlights cultural ideas that are lost on modern Westerners, allowing us to read the Bible through the eyes of its original audience. She explores how Jesus preached and made bold claims to be the promised Messiah in a very Jewish way. By helping readers grasp the perspective of Jesus’ first listeners, she equips them to read the Bible in ways that will deepen their understanding and enrich their lives.

The book explores questions like:

• What cultural differences get in the way for us in the modern, Western world?
• How does a lack of grasp of Jesus’ Jewishness cause us to misunderstand his words?
• How can we read the Bible more Hebraically?
• What tools do we need to read the Bible more as a native?

New: View/download the press release.

 

Reading The Bible with Rabbi Jesus

Table of contents: (with related articles at the links)

1. Opening the Bible with Jesus

I. Repacking My Mental Bags
      Tools for the Journey

2. Learning to Be There
3. What does “Christ” Mean, Anyway?
4. Painting in Hebrew

II. How the Bible Thinks
      Big Picture Ideas That You Need to Understand

5. Greek Brain, Hebrew Brain
6. Why Jesus Needs Those Boring Begats
7. Reading the Bible as a “We”
8. Like Grasshoppers in Our Own Eyes

III. Reading About the Messiah
        Seeing Him Through Hebrew Eyes

9. Memory Is Critical
10. Moses and the Prophets Have Spoken
11. Reading in the Third Dimension
12. Jesus’ Bold Messianic Claims
13. When the Words Catch Fire

Appendices:

A. Books of the Tanakh
B. Thirty Useful Hebrew Words for Bible Study
C. Bible Translations for Word Study

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“In her delightful style, Lois Tverberg engagingly leads us across cultures to begin to envision a different worldview, a worldview more consistent with the world of most of Scripture. In so doing, she brings alive texts of Scripture from the inside.”

Craig S. Keener, Professor of Biblical Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary; Coauthor, NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible

(Read more reviews at the link.)

 

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Comments

6 Responses to “Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus”

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    Janet Wilson|September 10, 2017

    Looking forward very much to this newest publication.

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    Tracy Walker-Maddy|October 24, 2017

    I have pre-ordered your new book and am anxiously waiting for January 2nd. Your previous books have had a significant impact on my personal Biblical understanding and has greatly impacted the way I teach. Thank you so very much for your work. may God continue to bless the work of your hands.

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    Bonnie Roerdink|November 2, 2017

    I have read your previous books which help to draw a person closer to Jesus so I am looking forward to this book. While reading the above book review I noticed 3 errors in grammer. All are above:”the book explores questions like”..Just thought you would like to know.

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    Charlotte|November 3, 2017

    Already preordered Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus. Looking forward to another great read. Your books and website are great resources. I would like to join the book launch group you mentioned in your last email. Thank you for sharing these great insights.

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    Ann Williams|November 4, 2017

    I have ordered Your new book. I have several of your books and I really enjoy reading them. II have told others about your books.

    Ann

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    Jacklyn McClamb|November 12, 2017

    Hi Lois. Looking forward to another great book reading with my women’s group. Your book has given me a greater insight from an Eastern perspective of understanding the Bible. Thank you so much for such great resources. May God continue to bless your mind and heart.

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