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This lecture, "Is the New Testament a Jewish Work," offered by a Assan Yadin-Israel, a professor of Jewish studies and Classics at Rutgers, makes for a thoughtful reflection in our holiest of seasons.
Though the New Testament is the textual foundation of Christianity, recent decades have witnessed a growing recognition among scholars that this view does not do justice to the historical reality underlying the composition of many of the works that make up the New Testament. This talk will present some of the findings driving this new approach, and ask whether it is possible to reclaim the Gospels and, perhaps, Paul, as Jewish sources.
Azzan Yadin-Israel's publications include articles on the role of oral tradition in the earliest Christian communities, and a variety of studies on biblical and rabbinic literature.
The Lecture is on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at Beth El Synagogue, 5225 Barry St. West, St. Louis Park, MN.