In the Jewish annotated new testament what does Paul mean by faith?
Topic: Meaning of annotated
April 25, 2019 / By Oriana Question:
What does Paul mean by faith? What is the problem with the conventional translation? does faith have anything to do with the Jewish torahs and laws..i just don't understand.
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Makeda | 9 days ago
The Jewish Annotated New Testament by Amy Jill Levine explains what the New Testament means from a Jewish point of view. I'd like to read it myself, but not enough to buy it.
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Originally Answered: Since the other New Testament writers attest to the inspiration of Paul if one rejects Paul's writings why?
This is easy. You see Paul spent most of his time setting up new churches and explaining to people how to worship and how to follow Jewish law. In the beginning Christians was really Messianic Jews who followed Judaism but believed Christ the Messiah had come.
People don't realize that Yeshua and the Disciples had no reason to explain Jewish law or how to Worship because their audience was mainly Jews or people who had contact with Jews. They very rarely dealt with a Gentile unfamiliar with the ways of Judaism. Yeshua and the discilpes focused mainly on the Gospel.
People look at Pauls message and think he was just making up new stuff that had nothing to do with Christ so he should be ignored. The truth is he was teaching and preaching the exact same message as Christs discilpes but he also explained Jewish law and customes as well. It is a poor Christian who don't think Paul should be followed or paid attention to!
This is the first I have heard of the "Jewish Annotated New Testament". It would appear to be one of the newer, not so well known translations and you would need to provide quotes from that particular version if you want mor help understanding it. Other than that, I would have to guess that Paul meant the same thing that he meant in any other translation.
From USA Today: Edited by Amy-Jill Levine, a Jewish New Testament professor at Vanderbilt Divinity School, the book features the New Revised Standard Version of the Christian scriptures with notes and essays from Jewish scholars. It hopes to make the New Testament accessible to Jews while also teaching Christians about their Jewish roots.
I would suggest reading the "notes and essays" part, it might answer your questions.
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Faith can mean one of two things: trust (in God), or adherence to the beliefs of a particular group. The meaning changes depending on the context. In other words, it can be a personal relationship or a form of intellectual assent.
For "Feivel," I would also add that A.-J. Levine is a practicing Jew, although she teaches New Testament (this is increasingly common -- there are a number of Jewish NT scholars now teaching). Marc Brettler is an Orthodox Jew, observant of Jewish practices. Stating that they are Christian without doing any research is irresponsible.
My answer here is based on direct knowledge of the Jewish Annotated New Testament.
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Ok, I had to look this up and this is what Amazon said about this:
Although major New Testament figures--Jesus and Paul, Peter and James, Jesus' mother Mary and Mary Magdalene--were Jews, living in a culture steeped in Jewish history, beliefs, and practices, there has never been an edition of the New Testament that addresses its Jewish background and the culture from which it grew--until now. In The Jewish Annotated New Testament, eminent experts under the general editorship of Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Z. Brettler put these writings back into the context of their original authors and audiences. And they explain how these writings have affected the relations of Jews and Christians over the past two thousand years.
An international team of scholars introduces and annotates the Gospels, Acts, Letters, and Revelation from Jewish perspectives, in the New Revised Standard Version translation. They show how Jewish practices and writings, particularly the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible, influenced the New Testament writers. From this perspective, readers gain new insight into the New Testament's meaning and significance. In addition, thirty essays on historical and religious topics--Divine Beings, Jesus in Jewish thought, Parables and Midrash, Mysticism, Jewish Family Life, Messianic Movements, Dead Sea Scrolls, questions of the New Testament and anti-Judaism, and others--bring the Jewish context of the New Testament to the fore, enabling all readers to see these writings both in their original contexts and in the history of interpretation. For readers unfamiliar with Christian language and customs, there are explanations of such matters as the Eucharist, the significance of baptism, and "original sin."
For non-Jewish readers interested in the Jewish roots of Christianity and for Jewish readers who want a New Testament that neither proselytizes for Christianity nor denigrates Judaism, The Jewish Annotated New Testament is an essential volume that places these writings in a context that will enlighten students, professionals, and general readers.
A little research on the authors Amy Jill Levine shows she is a xtian and professor of the "nt" at Vanderbilt. So she is not Jewish. Mark Z Brettler was a little harder to pin down but it appears he must be some sort of xtian.
I love the statement that the book is for "Jewish readers who want a New Testament that neither proselytizes for Christianity nor denigrates Judaism". The very existence of the "nt"denigratess Judaism. I have no idea what this book but just is existence irks me I have to admit.
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The xtian nt is a Greco/Roman work, based on a poorly translated Septuagint. Based on a compilation of mangods and settling for the name jesus only a mere 400 years ago.
The early church didn't believe christ was god, nor did they believe that god was a trinity
It is interesting to note that the oldest of Greek manuscripts do not give a name to the central character of Paul's writings. xrstos was used, meaning anointed.
christianity is ever changing, xrstos became Latinised to christ, the early church taught it was blasphemy to direct prayers to christ as late as 280.
325 the Nicean Creed declares christ to be the very god of gods
381 Council of Constantinople invents "Three persons in 1 god."
Emperor Theodosius - Describing god as a committee of 3 co-equal persons decreed not believing in the trinity was punishable by death in 388 !
christianity continued to change in some places the Latin christ was given the name I Zeus in the earliest English versions. This is one of the many reasons the church gave for removing the nt from the hands of the common people. As the church believed the people would link their central character with the Greek father of gods. I Zeus was later changed to the less known name of the Greek Goddess of healing, IESous. In 1630 the name "jesus" first appears, and more recently yet another change has begun. As of December 31, 2009 the Roman catholic church has begun to use the name "allah" in referring to jesus.
How can this be ? The author always has the right to edit their own book.
christianity was formed by Rome for 2 reasons:
1.) to unite the Roman Empire that was threatening to divide again due to religious wars within its borders
2.) in an attempt to gain new territory for the Roman Empire using the common people rather than military effort
There was no historical persons as jesu and Paul.
Torah means instruction. a torah of 613 commandments were given to the Jewish people the rest of the world was given 7
if you keep these 7 laws you will have an EQUAL share in the world to come.
* To behave justly in all relationships, and to establish courts of justice.
* To refrain from blaspheming G*d's name.
* To refrain from practicing idolatry.
* To avoid immoral practices, specifically incest and adultery.
* To avoid shedding the blood of ones fellow man.
* To refrain from robbing ones fellow man.
* To refrain from eating a limb torn from a live animal.
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Wow! could you be anymore f*cking stoopid???!!!
No? I didn't think so - congrats!
You are the worlds' STOOPIDEST MAN!!!
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Jesus said "Their will be false prophets".
Saul, alias Paul, was a false apostle.
You suckers fell for the VERY FIRST ONE!
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Originally Answered: Is any of the new testament a valid record to our jewish members?
Hi Fiona :)
I can almost feel your frustration as you write that post :)
Firstly: I have always had many Christian friends; growing up my best mate was an Irish Catholic. I've discussed religion with most of them and we never used either the Torah or the NT, and it didn't prove a problem. Instead, we discussed our religions in terms of the concepts - I wonder if this might help you a little bit? I know it's always worked for me so I offer the idea now in the hope it might assist you :)
Re Paul: some writers now question whether he was Jewish or not. Certainly, he did not seem to know much about Jewish belief. In fact, though, it is not relevant, because even if he was born a Jew, the *second* he embraced ideas that violate Judaism, he was Apostate to Judaism. He was part of the emerging Christian faith and cannot be described as 'jewish' any more than a Christian who becomes Jewish can be called a 'Christian' :)
I've answered your other post on this topic, hope this helps a bit too :)