Friday, January 8, 2016

Bible Expert's Surprising Findings About Jews and Judaism Revealed in the New Testament

By Bernard Starr
Jews and Judaism in the New Testament. Photo by Chynna Starr
It's well known that Christianity sprang from a Jewish context. Biblical scholar Lawrence H. Schiffman, Judge Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and Director of the Global Network for Advanced Research in Jewish Studies at New York University (NYU), takes this understanding to a new level. He identifies citations in the New Testament that others have glossed over without recognizing their unique significance. On March 26-27, 2015....Professor Schiffman delivered a talk titled "The New Testament as a Source for the History of the Jews and Judaism."[link]