We should maintain that if an interpretation of any word in any religion leads to disharmony and does not positively further the welfare of the many, then such an interpretation is to be regarded as wrong; that is, against the will of God, or as the working of Satan or Mara.

Buddhadasa Bikkhu, a Thai Buddhist Monk

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Jewish View of the New Testament

The Presbyterian News Service posted an article entitled, "New book explores a Jewish view of the New Testament," which reports on a newly published book, The Jewish Annotated New Testament, published by Oxford University Press.  I haven't seen the book and can't recommend it, but it sounds like a useful tool for those who want to dig deeper into the original social and cultural setting of the New Testament.  FYI.