Rabbinic Literature and the New Testament

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Episode 43: Rabbinic Literature and the New Testament
Avram Shannon
November 2021

Two thousand years after the mortal life of Jesus and the expansive global spread of Christianity, we must be careful to not overlook the fundamental nature of Judaism in Christianity, and that Jesus himself was Jewish. In this episode, BYU religion professor Avram Shannon helps us understand how Jewish Rabbinic literature—which are the texts written by early Jewish sages—can help better enlighten certain aspects of the New Testament, Jesus’s mortal ministry, and Christianity. 


Rabbinic Literature and the New Testament,” in New Testament History, Culture, and Society: A Background to the Texts of the New Testament (RSC, 2019)

‘Torah in the Mouth’: An Introduction to the Rabbinic Oral Law,” (Religious Educator, 2018)

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