Prof. Amy-Jill Levine is a long-time unofficial mentor and a friend. In my opinion she is one of the brightest and bravest scholars of today. This lecture is entitled “Reassessing Jewish-Christian Relations”. Its an excellent introduction to the topic.
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ok Amy-Jill you have got my attention once you started discussing where Jesus said that no one comes to the Father with the reference to Matthew’s sheep and goats. This has brought me back to the Character of the Father and all that represents His name. anyway thats a bit deep for now…
My question to you is
“Who is Jesus?”
Dr Eli I want to thank you for all your input in this blog and I believe that these type of dialogs which I’ve been following has been quite an eye opener. I’ve started studing Biblical Hebrew and just completed Ulpan for adults level one and understand why Amy-jill says that we are reading the english translations. Keep up the excellent work.
Dear Steven, thank you. I forwarded your note for Prof. Levine. I will see her in few days at Society of Biblical Literature in Chicago.
Steven, Prof. Levine responded with the following to your question: “Jesus is a Jewish teacher. I do not worship him, and I do not think he is any more, or less, a child of G-d than the rest of us (cf. Luke 3.8). However, I find much of his message — of family values, of justice, of compassion — both profound and inspirational. He conveys to me aspects of my own Jewish tradition in a particularly incisive way. “
Dear Dr. Eli, May i ask this question? Is Protestant true christian? thank you.menchu
Dear Menchu, this is the kind of question that our blog perposefully does not address. We are an academic, non-confessional blog and therefore busy ourself with other types of questions. May the L-rd of heaven and Earth guide you in your search!
Toda raba Amy-Jill Levine!
I found your talk very stimulating and invigorating. I whole heartily aggree with your every davar! I do not know a lot of Hebrew yet but am proud to be taking Biblical Hebrew out of Jerusalem University online. I have in several lessons had my eyes open to things I have long believed as a child of 2. Now I can boldly speak what I always knew – Jews and Christians need to dialogue and come together as Elohim designed and each be who they are to be!
Continue your good work I am listening again to your talk and passing on the story. Again toda raba for your work and Shalom ve ahev in our Adonai, Linda
Dear Linda, Prof. Levine, does not get her emails via our website. But I forwarded your comment to her and she said “thank you” to you.