Jewish commentary on New Testament published
Catholic World News - March 12, 2012
The publication of The Jewish Annotated New Testament, published by Oxford University Press, is “the first time that Jewish scholars have annotated and written essays on the complete New Testament,” according to its preface.
“We would like Jews to read the New Testament,” the volume’s co-editors told Catholic World Report. “If we Jews want Christians to respect Judaism, which includes knowing more about us than Adam Sandler’s ‘Hannukah Song,’ we owe the church the same respect, and that respect includes knowing what is in the Christian canon as well as its reception history.”
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Posted by: trini -
Mar. 13, 2012 2:38 PM ET USA
Contrary to the claim that this is the first such 'Jewish New Testament' book, I have on my shelves The Jewish New Testament, The Jewish New Testament Commentary,and the Complete Jewish Bible, translated or composed by David Stern, dating from 1988 to about 1998. I do not know if the new Oxford publication refers to these books, which are very useful helps to understanding the formation and teaching of the Christian Bible.