Jerusalem Perspective has begun publication of a monumental commentary on Matthew, Mark and Luke. The Life of Yeshua [Jesus] is a reconstruction of the conjectured Greek and Hebrew gospels that stand behind canonical Matthew, Mark and Luke.
Like other sages of his time, Jesus demanded his disciples’ total commitment. They were to put the “kingdom of Heaven” (Jesus’ band of full-time disciples) before all else. They were to “hate,” that is, put second, father, mother, wife, children, brothers, sisters, and themselves, as well (Luke 14:26). Following Jesus to learn Torah from him was to take precedence over every other endeavor.