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Zoom Lecture Through Virginia Wesleyan
November 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Bible With and Without Jesus: How Jews and Christians Read the Same Stories Differently Tuesday, November 23, 10-11 AM. Registration Required by November 19. Register online at www.vwu.edu/nusbaumcenter, or call 757.455.3129
Christians frequently have read Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah 53, Psalm 22, Genesis 1-2, and other scripture passages in ways that differ radically from how Jews would understand the same texts. In The Bible With and Without Jesus: How Jews and Christians Read the Same Stories Differently (HarperOne, 2020), Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler look at such texts and explore not only how Jews and Christians read the same Bible stories through different lenses, but also how Jews and Christians can learn from and understand each other better. Dr. Levine is a widely appreciated and prolific Jewish New Testament scholar, who has spent the great majority of her career teaching at Vanderbilt—as she describes it—”in a predominantly Protestant divinity school in the buckle of the Bible Belt.” In this Zoom presentation, Levine discusses this ground-breaking book, and shows us how to read scripture more critically.