For all those of you who are reading Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus, below is a clickable guide to the recommended resources for the book. (Books not on this site will link to Amazon or the author’s site.) Bailey, Kenneth E. Poet and Peasant and Through Peasant Eyes (Combined edition) Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, […]
Last week the yearly Torah study began again. The scrolls have been rewound from Deuteronomy back to Genesis, and once again, Jews will ruminate over Adam and Eden and Abel. Week by week over thousands of years, they’ve engaged in the study of the Pentateuch together. Often I’m asked what my favorite resources are for […]
Many ask me what the first books I’d recommend are to read if you want to learn about Jesus and the Bible in their Hebraic context. Below I’ve shared a short list of where to start. One thing I always tell people is that before they start studying, they need to have a firm grasp […]
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.