Jesus the Jew

At the age of 7, Amy-Jill Levine was accused by a school friend of having killed Jesus – because she’s Jewish. Out of this episode grew a lifelong fascination with Jesus, his life and times.

Now a Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, she has been teaching Christian students in the Bible Belt about Jesus for many years.

In conversation with Vicky Beeching, she reflects on why Jesus the Jew is so often misunderstood – and why despite her intense interest in him, she’s never felt tempted to embrace him as the Messiah.

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  • Unfortunately, a trivial and superficial analysis.

    There is no understanding that Jesus taught the Revelation of “the resurrection” as a Doctrine of ‘Rebirth’–the term “angels in heaven” being a figurative description of the revelation of the memories of previous lives–or that those who have received that Revelation are referred to by Jesus himself (Chapter 20, verse 36 of the Gospel of Luke) as the “SONS (plural, not singular) of God.”


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