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Jewish Views of The Messiah

Jewish Views of The Messiah

Episode 38 • Featuring Daniel Boyarin

Daniel Boyarin is a professor of Talmudic Culture at U.C. Berkeley who argues that many Jews before the time of Jesus were expecting a divine-human Messiah who would suffer on behalf of his people. These ideas are not only found throughout the Hebrew Bible, but we also discover them in a variety of ancient Jewish texts written before the rise of Christianity. On this episode, Shane Rosenthal talks with Dr. Boyarin about these and many other views that he presents in his book, The Jewish Gospels: The Story of the Jewish Christ.


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Related Books
The Jewish Gospels • Daniel Boyarin
The Jewish Annotated New Testament(includes material from Boyarin)
The Jewish Targums & John’s Logos Theology • John Ronning
A Handbook on the Jewish Roots of the Christian FaithCraig Evans
A Handbook on the Jewish Roots of the GospelsCraig Evans
The Angel of the Lord • Doug Van Dorn & Matt Foreman
The Gospel According to Isaiah 53 • Darrell Bock & others
The Moody Handbook of Messianic Prophecy • Rydelnik & Blum
The Life & Times of Jesus The Messiah • Alfred Edersheim
Proof of the Gospel Eusebius of Caesarea

Related Articles
Finding Christ in All The Scriptures • Shane Rosenthal
A New Way of Reading Scripture • Shane Rosenthal
A Dead Sea Scroll Hymn on the Suffering Servant • Shane Rosenthal
Why Should We Believe The Bible? • Shane Rosenthal
Proof of the Gospel Quotes from Eusebius, Augustine & others
The Application of Messianic Prophecy, Richard Bauckham

Related Audio
What Child Is This?A Christmas Message by Shane Rosenthal
Were Jews Expecting a Divine Messiah?WHI 1243 with Craig Evans
A Suffering Messiah? • WHI-1564 with Craig Evans
The Angel of the Lord (Pt 1)WHI 1566 with Foreman & Van Dorn
The Angel of the Lord (Pt 2)WHI-1567 with Foreman & Van Dorn

Music Heard on This Episode
O Come O Come EmmanuelArdie Son, from his Album, December
What Child is ThisArdie Son, from his Album, December
Carol of the BellsWill Taylor, from his Album, A Mandolin Christmas

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Shane Rosenthal was raised in a Jewish home but became an atheist at a very early age. Some years later, however, he ended up losing faith in atheism and converted to Christianity. On this podcast, he talks with people from a wide variety of worldviews and perspectives in order to explore the beliefs and ideas that shape our lives.