What Can The New Testament Teach Us About First-Century Judaism?

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What Can The New Testament Teach Us
About First-Century Judaism?

Program: Hebrew College Me’ah Select
Instructor: Alan Avery-Peck (Read Bio)
Dates: 5 Wednesdays, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 5/1 & 5/8
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Course fee: $225, financial aid is available
Location: Zoom
Hosted by: Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership of Hebrew College

Jesus, the Christian messiah and son of God, was also a first-century Galilean Jew who stood firmly within the Judaism of his day. Jesus’ message responded to and resonated within his people’s—the Jews’—distinctive theological, cultural, and political circumstances. As much as the New Testament tells the story of Christian origins, it thus reflects deeply on first century Judaism. Christians who ignore Jesus’ Jewish context cannot fully understand what was at stake in, or the urgency of, Jesus’ message. And Jews who ignore the New Testament miss the opportunity to fully grasp Jewish belief in the period that yielded the Judaism we still practice today. Thus, our focus today: What can the New Testament teach us about first-century Judaism?

For more information, contact meah@hebrewcollege.edu