Marc Brettler: “A Jewish Perspective on the New Testament”

The 2015 David S. Lobel Visiting Scholar Lecture at Stanford was given by Dr. Marc Brettler, co-editor of the Jewish Annotated New Testament (JANT) with Amy Jill Levine.  In the lecture Dr. Brettler gives some background on the work of the JANT, and then gives examples of his understanding of the Jewish context of several passages in the New Testament.  The lecture begins 5 minutes into the video, and the contextual examples begin about 21 minutes into the video.

It is a long lecture, but I highly recommend watching it if the first century context of the New Testament is of interest.

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