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: un

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.

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.

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.

The Cross and the Prodigal

The Cross and the Prodigal
Author: Kenneth E. Bailey
Pages: 151
ISBN: 9780830868070
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Release: 2010-08-20
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Drawing on his extensive knowledge of both the New Testament and Middle Eastern culture, Kenneth E. Bailey presents an interpretation of the parable of the prodigal son from a Middle Eastern perspective and, in doing so, powerfully demonstrates its essentially Christian message.

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.

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

War in the Bible and Terrorism in the Twenty First Century

War in the Bible and Terrorism in the Twenty First Century
Author: Richard S. Hess,Elmer A. Martens
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781575065977
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Release: 2008-07-21
Editor: Penn State Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In February 2004, Denver Seminary’s annual Biblical Studies conference addressed the question of modern war and the teachings of biblical ethics regarding it. The conference was envisioned as a collaborative effort between the Association for Christian Conferences, Teaching, and Service (ACCTS), and the Biblical Studies division of Denver Seminary. A year earlier, the invasion of Iraq had taken place. The questions created by the outbreak of war prompted an urgency in the consideration of the topic. ACCTS, which sponsors international symposia in military ethics with officers from armed forces around the globe, provided ethicists and practitioners from within the military of both the U.S. and Great Britain. Hess and Martens also solicited papers from leading theologians and advocates representing pacifist and just-war views. They have succeeded in bringing together in this fine volume a group of Christians representing a wide range of perspectives to debate and discuss their heritage and biblical roots with regard to questions of war and its ethical dilemmas.

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.

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.

Open Hearts in Bethlehem

Open Hearts in Bethlehem
Author: Kenneth E. Bailey
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780830837571
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Release: 2013-06-05
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Here is an exciting Christmas drama informed by Kenneth Bailey's career as a renowned biblical scholar and by his years of living in the Middle East. The drama (featuring 30 minutes without music or 50 minutes with music) is biblically accurate, heartwarming and perfectly suited for church performance.

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.

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.

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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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.

Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes

Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes
Author: E. Randolph Richards,Richard James
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780830843794
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Release: 2020-10-13
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Bible was written within collectivist cultures, and it's easy for Westerners to misinterpret—or miss—important elements. Combining the expertise of a biblical scholar and a missionary practitioner, this essential guidebook explores the deep social structures of the ancient Mediterranean, stripping away individualist assumptions and helping us read the Bible better.

Jesus the Middle Eastern Storyteller

Jesus  the Middle Eastern Storyteller
Author: Gary M. Burge
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780310866404
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Release: 2009-08-30
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Storytellers made history, and Jesus was the greatest of them all. But how can modern readers know what he actually meant in such iconic parables as the Prodigal Son and the Good Samaritan? Jesus, the Middle Eastern Storyteller combines the readability of a popular novel and the authority of scholarship to uncover the hidden meaning of references too often misinterpreted or left shrouded in mystery. The first volume in the Ancient Context, Ancient Faith series drives to the heart of readers’ desire to know the culture behind the Scriptures. Colorful maps, photos, and illustrations enhance the context of the times that shaped Jesus’ vivid communication of core truths. This expert guide is an invaluable resource for study groups, teachers, leaders, and inquiring Christians who want to dig deeper and enrich their spiritual life.

Through Martha s Eyes

Through Martha s Eyes
Author: Corinne Brixton
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781788036283
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Release: 2017-03-21
Editor: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Judea. The early decades of the first century AD. As the power of the Roman Empire stretches across vast swathes of the known world, a young Jewish girl grows up within a devout family, learning her nation's customs and faith. But her seemingly ordinary story will soon intersect with the events that will change history forever. As Martha's world is rocked by circumstances that leave her questioning the God in whom her forefathers put their trust, she slowly learns to wait and to watch for the One whose coming has been foretold by the prophets – the Messiah, who will right all wrongs and establish God's kingdom. But when Martha and her siblings begin to encounter a radical new preacher from the north, their long-cherished dreams are first challenged – and then shattered. Can this extraordinary man – Jesus – really be the Messiah? Using an imagined back-story for one of the characters recorded in the gospels, "Through Martha's Eyes" provides the reader with the cultural and historical background to understand more fully the story at the heart of human history. Its descriptions of places, people and customs in the pages of the New Testament seek to enrich and enlighten both those who are new to the Bible and those for whom it is an already-cherished treasure. ‘This book… brings together biblical texts, lots of historical and social background, and plenty of intelligent imagination… Jesus was a real person living in a real historical world among real people, and this book helps bring his story alive’ Revd Dr David Wenham, MA, PhD, Tutor in New Testament, Trinity College Bristol; author of “The Parables of Jesus”, and “Paul and Jesus: The True Story”. All profits to go to Bible Society.

The Trial and Crucifixion of Jesus

The Trial and Crucifixion of Jesus
Author: Anonim
Pages: 867
ISBN: 3161537866
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Release: 2015
Editor: Mohr Siebeck
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The authors of this volume set themselves one task, to trace the extra-biblical primary texts that are relevant for understanding Jesus' trial and crucifixion. With that goal in mind, the book is built on three major themes: (1) Jesus' trial / interrogation before the Sanhedrin, (2) Jesus' trial before Pontius Pilatus, and (3) crucifixion as a method of execution in antiquity. In chronologically sequential order (where possible), the authors select and arrange an overwhelming amount of extra-biblical primary texts -- 462 to be exact -- underneath these three categories (75, 46, and 341 texts respectively)."--Brian J. Wright in Religious Studies Review.