Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes

Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes
Author: Kenneth E. Bailey
Pages: 355
ISBN: 0830875859
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Release: 2009-08-20
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Beginning with Jesus' birth, Ken Bailey leads you on a kaleidoscopic study of Jesus throughout the four Gospels, examining the life and ministry of Jesus with attention to the Lord's Prayer, the Beatitudes, Jesus' relationship to women, and especially Jesus' parables. The work dispels the obscurity of Western interpretations with a stark vision of Jesus in his original context.

Jesus of Arabia

Jesus of Arabia
Author: Andrew Thompson
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781538109458
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Release: 2018-01-26
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Jesus of Arabia, the Reverend Canon Andrew Thompson introduces an unfamiliar Jesus—Jesus in the context of his home in the Middle East. Whether readers believe Jesus to be a prophet or the messiah, Thompson enhances our understanding of his work and character by looking at his social context as a man and Middle Easterner. Jesus’s teachings take on new meaning as Thompson explores themes including family in Arabia, gender roles in the region, food culture, and more. Jesus of Arabia looks at the bridges between Islam and Christianity through the figure of Jesus and how the two communities may reflect each other despite their differences. Thompson draws on his experience as a priest in the Anglican Church and his many years living in the Middle East to analyze the often conflicting roles and loyalties concerning family, culture, and God. A timely and incisive work, Jesus of Arabia invites us to consider contemporary views of the Middle East and how a figure like Jesus might be received today.

Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes

Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes
Author: Kenneth E. Bailey
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780830869329
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Release: 2011-10-12
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Paul was a Hebrew of the Hebrews, steeped in the learning of his people. But he was also a Roman citizen who widely traveled the Mediterranean basin, and was very knowledgeable of the dominant Greek and Roman culture of his day. These two mighty rivers of influence converge in Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. With razor-sharp attention to the text, Kenneth Bailey examines the cultural milieu and rhetorical strategies that shaped this pivotal epistle. He discovers the deep layers of the Hebraic prophetic tradition informing Paul's writing, linking the Apostle with the great prophets of the Old Testament. Throughout, Bailey employs his expert knowledge of Near Eastern and Mediterranean culture to deliver to readers a new understanding of Paul and his world. Familiar passages take on a new hue as they are stripped of standard Western interpretations and rendered back into their ancient setting.

Poet Peasant and Through Peasant Eyes

Poet   Peasant and Through Peasant Eyes
Author: Kenneth E. Bailey
Pages: 447
ISBN: 0802819478
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Release: 1983-05-09
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Uses a thorough understanding of Middle Eastern peasant culture and modern literary criticism to analyze the New Testament parables in Luke

Finding the Lost

Finding the Lost
Author: Kenneth E. Bailey
Pages: 232
ISBN: STANFORD:36105021995449
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Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explores the four parables in Luke 15. Shows how the cultural background of Arabic and Muslim theology affects the interpretation of these parables.

The Cross and the Prodigal

The Cross and the Prodigal
Author: Kenneth E. Bailey
Pages: 151
ISBN: 0830832815
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Release: 2005-06-03
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Kenneth E. Bailey draws on his expertise in both the New Testament and Middle Eastern culture to interpret the parable of the prodigal son from a Middle Eastern perspective. When we approach it with the correct cultural lens, Bailey argues, the parable's true Christological character is revealed.

Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes

Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes
Author: E. Randolph Richards,Brandon J. O'Brien
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0830863478
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Release: 2012-07-31
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Brandon O'Brien and Randy Richards shed light on the ways that Western readers often misunderstand the cultural dynamics of the Bible. Identifying nine areas where commonplaces of modern Western thought diverge with the text, the authors ask us to reconsider long-held opinions about our most beloved book.

Seeing Jesus from the East

Seeing Jesus from the East
Author: Ravi Zacharias,Abdu Murray
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780310531296
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Release: 2020-04-28
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Encounter Jesus Like Never Before through Eastern Eyes Throughout these pages, Ravi Zacharias and Abdu Murray invite readers to rediscover the cultural insights we often miss when we ignore the Eastern context of the Bible. They offer a refreshing picture of Jesus, one that appeals to Eastern readers and can penetrate the hearts and imaginations of postmodern Westerners. In Seeing Jesus from the East, Ravi Zacharias and Abdu Murray show us why a broader view of Jesus is needed - one that recognizes the uniquely Eastern ways of thinking and communicating found in the pages of the Bible. Zacharias and Murray capture a revitalized gospel message, presenting it through this Eastern lens and revealing its power afresh to Western hearts and minds. Incorporating story, vivid imagery, and the concepts of honor and shame, sacrifice, and rewards, Seeing Jesus from the East calls believers and skeptics, both Eastern and Western, to a fresh encounter with the living and boundless Jesus.

Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes

Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes
Author: Jackson W.
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780830873616
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Release: 2019-06-11
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

According to Jackson W., some traditional East Asian cultural values are closer to those of the first-century biblical world than common Western cultural values. In this work Jackson demonstrates how paying attention to East Asian culture provides a helpful lens for interpreting Paul's most complex letter, and we see how honor and shame shape so much of Paul's message and mission.

Jacob the Prodigal

Jacob   the Prodigal
Author: Kenneth E. Bailey
Pages: 225
ISBN: 9780830868858
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Release: 2011-07-27
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Drawing on a lifetime of study in both Middle Eastern culture and the Gospels, Kenneth E. Bailey compares the Old Testament saga of Jacob and the New Testament parable of the prodigal son, offering a fresh view of how Jesus interpreted Israel's past, his present, and their future.

What Did Jesus Look Like

What Did Jesus Look Like
Author: Joan E. Taylor
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780567671516
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Release: 2018-02-08
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jesus Christ is arguably the most famous man who ever lived. His image adorns countless churches, icons, and paintings. He is the subject of millions of statues, sculptures, devotional objects and works of art. Everyone can conjure an image of Jesus: usually as a handsome, white man with flowing locks and pristine linen robes. But what did Jesus really look like? Is our popular image of Jesus overly westernized and untrue to historical reality? This question continues to fascinate. Leading Christian Origins scholar Joan E. Taylor surveys the historical evidence, and the prevalent image of Jesus in art and culture, to suggest an entirely different vision of this most famous of men. He may even have had short hair.

Through Peasant Eyes

Through Peasant Eyes
Author: Kenneth E. Bailey
Pages: 187
ISBN: 0802835287
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Release: 1980-01-01
Editor: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Language: en

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The Parables

The Parables
Author: Brad H. Young
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780801048203
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Release: 2008-03-01
Editor: Baker Academic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Young focuses on the historical development and theological significance of parables in the Jewish and Christian traditions, examining parallels between the rabbinic and Gospel parables.

Jesus and Women Bible Study Book

Jesus and Women   Bible Study Book
Author: Kristi Mclelland
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1535992034
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Release: 2020-03-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Imagine walking the dusty roads of Galilee with Jesus of Nazareth--braving jostling crowds just to touch the edge of His cloak and hear Him say, "Take heart, daughter, your faith has healed you." Those words, once meant to comfort a hurting woman's soul thousands of years ago, were also meant for you. Join biblical culturalist Kristi McLelland on those dusty roads as she transports you back to Jesus' world, following in the footsteps of the women who came face-to-face with the Living God. Over 7 sessions, examine the historical and cultural climate of first-century Middle Eastern society to not only understand Jesus more deeply but to fuel your worship of Him today. Additional purchase or renting of the video teaching sessions is recommended for the best experience of this Bible study book. Features: Leader guide to lead discussions within small groups Personal study segments to complete between 7 weeks of group sessions Glossary of Hebrew and biblical terms Photographs of Israel with commentary of cultural and historical significance Essential teaching videos, approximately 60 minutes per session, available for purchase or rent Benefits: Explore how Jesus generously restores dignity and honor to women in the first century and now. Gain deeper insight into the biblical world, including fresh perspective on familiar Bible stories. Discover the Bible through the lens of Middle Eastern culture.

Jesus Through Jewish Eyes

Jesus Through Jewish Eyes
Author: Beatrice Bruteau
Pages: 191
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110182289
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Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Land Between

The Land Between
Author: Jeff Manion
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780310329985
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Release: 2010
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Manion provides fresh biblical insight for people traveling through undesired transitions--foreclosure, unemployment, parents in declining health, postgraduate uncertainty, business failure--who are looking for hope, guidance, and encouragement. He asserts that life's transitions are there to remind Christians that God is present before, during, and after these periods.

The Challenge of Jesus

The Challenge of Jesus
Author: N. T. Wright
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9780830899135
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Release: 2015-03-26
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With an all-new introduction by the author, N. T. Wright's classic work helps us grow in our understanding of the historical Jesus within first-century Palestine while challenging us to follow Jesus more faithfully into the postmodern world of the twenty-first century.

Jesus the Jewish Theologian

Jesus the Jewish Theologian
Author: Brad H. Young
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9781441232861
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Release: 1993-11-01
Editor: Baker Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jesus the Jewish Theologian establishes Jesus firmly within the context of first-century Judaism and shows how understanding Jesus' Jewishness is crucial for interpreting the New Testament and for understanding the nature of Christian faith. Insights from Jewish literature, archeology, and tradition help modern readers place Jesus within his original context. Particular attention is given to the Jewish roots of Jesus' teaching concerning the kingdom of God.

Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus

Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus
Author: Lois Tverberg
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780310412205
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Release: 2012-03-06
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this ebook download of Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus, Lois Tverberg challenges readers to follow their Rabbi more closely by re-examining his words in the light of their Jewish context. Doing so will provide a richer, deeper understanding of his ministry, compelling us to live differently, to become more Christ-like. We’ll begin to understand why his first Jewish disciples abandoned everything to follow him, to live out his commands. Our modern society, with its individualism and materialism, is very different than the tight-knit, family-oriented setting Jesus lived and taught in. What wisdom can we glean from his Eastern, biblical attitude toward life? How can knowing Jesus within this context shed light on his teachings for us today? In Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus we’ll journey back in time to eavesdrop on the conversations that arose among the rabbis of Jesus’ day, and consider how hearing Rabbi Jesus with the ears of a first-century disciple can bring new meaning to our faith. And we’ll listen to Jewish thinkers through the ages, discovering how ideas that germinated in Jesus’ time have borne fruit over time. Doing so will yield fresh, practical insights for following our Rabbi’s teachings from a Jewish point of view.

Kingdom Grace Judgment

Kingdom  Grace  Judgment
Author: Robert Farrar Capon
Pages: 522
ISBN: 0802839495
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Release: 2002-03-11
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Here in one volume is Robert Farrar Capon's widely praised trilogy on Jesus' parables The Parables of the Kingdom, The Parables of Grace, and The Parables of Judgment. These studies offer a fresh, adventurous look at all of Jesus' parables, treated according to their major themes. With the same authorial flair and daring insight that have earned him a wide readership, Capon admirably bridges the gap between the biblical world and our own, making clear both the original meaning of the parables and their continuing relevance today.