I’m happy to share an excellent new resource from Jerusalem Perspective, an ebook called Treasures New and Old (Matt. 13:52): Celebrating 35 Years of Jerusalem Perspective.
David Bivin is editor of this excellent journal and he has put together 35 great articles from over the years. (You may have read his book New Light on the Difficult Words of Jesus that I edited and the En-Gedi Resource Center published.)
I asked David’s permission to feature one of my favorite articles from the new book as this month’s featured article, “Jesus’ Devout Jewish Parents and Their Child Prodigy,” by Chana Safrai. Check it out!
The articles are organized under the following sections:
Who Was Jesus?
The Sermon on the Mount
Second Temple Jewish Sects
Bible Languages and Translation
Second Temple Jewish Life and Thought
The Land of Jesus
A New Solution to the Synoptic Problem
Here’s a sample of some of the articles within:
“Was Jesus a Rabbi,” by David Bivin
“The Appearance of Jesus: Hairstyles and Beards in Bible Times,” by Marvin R. Wilson
“Jesus’ Devout Jewish Parents and Their Child Prodigy,” by Chana Safrai
“Lilies of the Field,” by Gloria Suess
“Jesus and the Essenes,” by David Flusser
“Spoken Languages in the Time of Jesus,” by Shmuel Safrai
“That Small-fry Herod Antipas, or When a Fox Is Not a Fox,” by Randall Buth
“Let Down Your Nets,” by Mendel Nun
“Six Stone Water Jars,” by Ronny Reich
“‘Shake the Dust from Your Feet’: What Did the Apostles’ Action Signify?” by Joshua N. Tilton
“The Search for Bethsaida: Is It Over?,” by R. Steven Notley
“A Farewell to the Emmaus Road,” by David Bivin
These and other articles are written by some of the best scholars in their fields. I’m thankful that JP has made them so accessible and affordable. The early bird price of $19.95 for the e-book ends soon.
Want to learn more? Read “Jesus’ Devout Jewish Parents and Their Child Prodigy” now.
Hi Lois, will the book be available in paperback
Lois Tverberg says
My guess is most likely not. JP has moved toward offering its resources in digital format only.