Recently, I was interviewed by Dr. Yeshaya Gruber as a part of the Israel Bible Center’s Roundtable Talk series. Dr. Gruber and I had a lively discussion on topics that may interest many.
There are many world-class scholars in this series. I’m humbled to be included among them. The Israel Bible Center site also has many articles of interest as well as courses available for further study.
Only those signed up for IBC’s courses can watch full interviews on their website, but they allow interviewees to share the video with their own website audiences.
The interview is over an hour, but it’s split into seven parts. I’ve summarized each section if you only want to hear part of it. If you listen to the whole discussion in order it will make most sense, of course.
Introduction and clip (Clip is the last 4 minutes of Part 2)
Part 1 Why is it important for Christians to grasp the Jewish context of Jesus?
Part 2 How did I get interested? Why is “Rabbi Jesus” so prominent in my writing? How do I explain the term “rabbi” to my audience?
Part 5 A discussion about my writing about how Hebrew speakers “paint” with words. What do the words for “faith” and “salvation” mean in Hebrew?
Part 6 Should Christians observe Jewish practice?
Part 7 What do I see as the future of Judaism and Christianity? What are my plans for future books?