Come study at the feet of Jesus with Jerusalem Perspective (JP). Together we’ll explore the historical, cultural, religious and linguistic contexts of the life and teachings of Jesus to better understand Jesus’ message and his place in first-century Jewish society.
JP’s Most Recent Articles:
- The Social Jesus: Beyond an Individualist Reading of the Capernaum Synagogue IncidentIn the social reading of the Capernaum Synagogue incident Jesus restores the tattered fabric of the community, exchanging the way things were for a newer and better way.
- Tangled up in Techēlet: Tzitzit (Ritual Tassels) in the Time of JesusAlthough the wearing of tzitzit is enjoined in Scripture, we do not find records of its actual observance until the Second Temple period.
- The Names of Jerusalem in the Synoptic Gospels and ActsWhat can the Greek and Hebrew forms of Jerusalem’s name tell us either about the sources of the Synoptic Gospels and Acts or the audiences to whom these works were addressed?
- What Is the Leaven of the Pharisees?The Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke give three different answers. Which, if any, is original?
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Most Recent LOY Posts:
- Sermon’s EndThe narrative conclusion to Jesus’ homily on the Torah and the Kingdom of Heaven.
- Teaching in Kefar NahumA clash between entrenched demonic powers and one proclaiming the Kingdom of Heaven.
- “Showing Proper Humility” complexA lesson in derech eretz (“proper conduct”).
- Return to the GalilHow a bare statement about Jesus’ return to the Galilee was pressed into the service of the author of Luke’s apologetic goals, the author of Mark’s kerygmatic program, and the author of Matthew’s theological agenda.
In addition to exploring Jesus’ ancient contexts, JP promotes a new approach to the Synoptic Gospels. This approach, pioneered by Jewish and Christian scholars in Jerusalem, uses Hebrew as a tool for recovering the earliest forms of Jesus’ sayings.
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