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:
- Why Do You Call Me ‘Lord’?: On the Origins of Jesus’ Dominical TitleThe confession “Jesus is Lord” is the simplest and earliest Christian creed. But how did referring to Jesus as “Lord” begin?
- Evidence of Pro-Roman Leanings in the Gospel of MatthewHindsight and political expedience shaped the author of Matthew’s view of the Roman Empire.
- Sanctus and GloriaProfessor David Flusser investigates the Jewish background of the angel’s song to the shepherds, “Glory to God in the highest….”
- 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.
JP’s Most Recent Blog Posts:
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.
Explore the wide variety of topics related to Jesus and the Gospels in their Second Temple Jewish contexts.
Most Recent Life of Yeshua Posts:
- Houses on Rock and Sand ParableThe choice is between doing what Jesus says or letting everything fall into ruin.
- “Banquet in the Kingdom of Heaven” complexHow commitment to social justice in this world determines one’s place at the messianic banquet in the world to come.
- 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.