A New Vision for Israel: The Teachings of Jesus in National Context

A New Vision for Israel The Teachings of Jesus in National Context The most important development in recent historical Jesus studies is the attempt to understand the ministry of Jesus in political terms In calling the nation of Israel to repentance Jesus served as a

  • Title: A New Vision for Israel: The Teachings of Jesus in National Context
  • Author: Scot McKnight
  • ISBN: 9780802842121
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Paperback
  • The most important development in recent historical Jesus studies is the attempt to understand the ministry of Jesus in political terms In calling the nation of Israel to repentance, Jesus served as a national prophet concerned with the salvation of Israel Scot McKnight furthers this line of inquiry by showing how Jesus teachings are to be understood in relation to hiThe most important development in recent historical Jesus studies is the attempt to understand the ministry of Jesus in political terms In calling the nation of Israel to repentance, Jesus served as a national prophet concerned with the salvation of Israel Scot McKnight furthers this line of inquiry by showing how Jesus teachings are to be understood in relation to his role as a political figure McKnight looks closely at Jesus teachings on God, the kingdom, and ethics, demonstrating in each case how Jesus mission to restore Israel brings his teachings into a bold new light.

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    1. This is my first book by McKnight. He seemed a good synthesizer and interpreter of NT scholarship. This book stresses the "nationalism" of Jesus' message - basically he was talking to Israelites. The end of the world came with the destruction of Jerusalem a generation later.

    2. It's a strange experience to enjoy reading a book so much that you have so many problems with, but this was my experience here. I'd read McKnight before, and though I had agreed with almost everything he'd written in "The King Jesus Gospel," I found the writing style to be very unclear. Similarly, I found this book to be unclear in some of its finer details, but also found much more to disagree with. On the whole, McKnight seems to be adding his voice to the "New Perspective(s)" on Jesus, and wi [...]

    3. I was pleasantly surprised with this book. I have been trying to spend a bit more time focusing on learning the cultural and historical settings to the Bible; especially in understanding the Jewish nature of the language and terminology. Quite often we read the Bible with our 21st century lenses, and totally miss the thrust behind what is being said, why it is said, and how those first hearers would have understood it. This book takes a good look at what Jesus said, and what it would have meant [...]

    4. I would give the first chapter five stars, without a doubt. The next chapters are good but without any introduction to his hermeneutic (besides simply introducing THAT he's approaching the NT from a politco-historical lens) I could see how many of his arguments could be less than convincing. This book works well read alongside a few other books, which he helpfully points to. Highly recommend this! Especially if you're new to contemporary historical Jesus scholarship from an evangelical perspecti [...]

    5. Political? Never thought of it like this before. Simply a must read. As if we already know all there is about Jesus' message, this will make you go back to the gospels again and read in a new light!

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