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New Light on the Difficult Words of Jesus

Author: David Bivin

Product code: B195

Examines Jesus` lifestyle as a 1st-century Jewish rabbi and looks at how His words would have been understood within the larger framework of first-century Judaism. His words will grow in clarity and depth when seen in the light of their original setting.

Paperback, 180 pages.

What if we could step back into the first-century world of Jesus, walking on a dusty road with him as one of his first Jewish disciples? What if we heard his teachings in the context of the rabbinic conversations that surrounded him? This book contains dozens of David Bivin’s best articles on the Jewishness of Jesus.

"In Jerusalem, David Bivin has interacted for decades with some of the best Jewish scholarship in the world. This book displays many of the brilliant Hebraic gems the author has mined that help illuminate the pages of the Gospels. Clearly written and very readable, Bivin shows why Christians need rabbinic sources if they intend to know and understand Jesus in his first-century Jewish setting. This is a valuable resource for every serious student of Scripture."
Marvin Wilson, Professor, Gordon College, Wenham, MA

"In this stimulating collection of writings, David Bivin will be your personal tour guide through the multi-hued Jewish landscape that frames the words of our Lord. Few guides are better equipped to show you these exciting vistas. Bivin`s insights into the life and times of Messiah are nuggets mined from a lifetime of labour, with scholarly skill and faithful determination. Reading this will increase your love and respect for the man, Jesus, and summon your heart to walk after him in paths of discipleship." 
Dwight Pryor (1945-2011) Founder of the Centre for Judaic-Christian Studies in Dayton, Ohio.

About the Author

David Bivin

Co-director and co-owner (with his wife, Josa) of Jerusalem Perspective, a unique independent Christian ministry based in Jerusalem which disseminates the results of the Biblical research carried out by David and his colleagues.

David is also a member of the Jerusalem School of Synoptic Research, a think-tank made up of Jewish and Christian scholars dedicated to better understanding the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke).

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, David has lived in Israel since 1963. He and his family live on the outskirts of Jerusalem.