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    • The Old Testament

    • By: Amy-Jill Levine, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Amy-Jill Levine
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The Old Testament - written in ancient Israel by many different authors over the course of a thousand years - has had more meaning to more people than any other book the world has known. In a series of 24 lively lectures, Professor Levine explores selected passages from the texts known as the Old Testament, the Hebrew Bible, and the Tanakh, revealing how fresh research and findings from scholars of archaeology, cross-cultural studies, and comparative religion can deepen your understanding.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A critical but inspiring 'walk thru the' Bible

    • By Jacobus on 12-14-13

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Short Stories by Jesus

    • The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi
    • By: Amy-Jill Levine
    • Narrated by: Donna Postel
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to effectively convey his message and meaning. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus' stories ignore this disparity and have often allowed anti-Semitism and misogyny to color their perspectives. In this wise, entertaining, and educational book, Amy-Jill Levine offers a fresh, timely reinterpretation of Jesus' narratives.

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    • eye opener

    • By Bhinde99 on 10-20-18

    Regular price: $30.09

    • The Misunderstood Jew

    • The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus
    • By: Amy Jill Levine
    • Narrated by: Donna Postel
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Misunderstood Jew, scholar Amy-Jill Levine helps Christians and Jews understand the "Jewishness" of Jesus so that their appreciation of him deepens and a greater interfaith dialogue can take place. Levine's humor and informed truth - telling provokes honest conversation and debate about how Christians and Jews should understand Jesus, the New Testament, and each other.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Courageous

    • By Tad Davis on 07-27-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Great Figures of the New Testament

    • By: Amy-Jill Levine, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Amy-Jill Levine
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
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    Improve your biblical literacy with these 24 insightful lectures about the cast of vivid characters in the New Testament. From the well-known figures of Jesus, John the Baptist, and the disciples to important but lesser known figures, such as the Syro-Phoenician woman who must turn Jesus's own words back on him to gain the healing of her daughter, Professor Levine paints vivid portraits of Christianity's founding generation.You'll learn about such figures as. the elderly couple Elizabeth and Zechariah and their son, John the Baptist;. Jesus's friends, the contemplative Mary and the vocal Martha, as well as their brother, Lazarus;. the apostles Peter and Thomas, James and John, and Judas Iscariot;. Mary Magdalene, who becomes known as the apostle to the apostles;. Paul the apostle, as presented in Acts of the Apostles and what can be determined about him from his letters;. a number of strong and interesting women, including the unnamed Samaritan and a repentant sinner who anoints Jesus; and. Jesus's interlocutors, including the centurion with a paralyzed son and the desperate Canaanite mother with a demon-possessed daughter.Rather than promoting any particular religious worldview, this course seeks to read the ancient texts anew to discover what they really say and how they were interpreted by both the secular culture and the faithful church.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Deceptively Modest Theme Chock Full of Knowledge

    • By George R. Murray on 09-08-13

    Regular price: $34.95