The Bible

Anti-Judaism in the New Testament: A Largely Intra-Jewish Debate

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Even within the New Testament, we find significant variants. Jesus’ mission to proclaim God’s reign in word and deed put him at odds with his Jewish contemporaries on various matters. Yet, debate over interpretation of Torah was typical of Judaism in the…

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Whose Bible Is It? Some Further Thoughts about Listening to Messiah

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Oscar Wilde once observed that the English and the Americans were kept apart by a common language. As we approach the end of the second millennium of Christian history, it is striking to ponder how accurately that epigram applies to the relation…

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The Need for Two Translations of the Bible, One for Scholars and a Second “Hate-Free” Edition for the Public

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There are over 170 different English translations of the Bible in print. Nearly all portray Jews as the enemy of Jesus, creating a widespread view of them as “deicide people,” the “other” in the community who were Christ killers. It is time to …

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Oxford University Press Introduces New Bible at the 1995 AAR/SBL

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The New Testament and Psalms: An Inclusive Version speaks directly to today’s social concerns, especially the move toward universal inclusivity. The project was undertaken by our team of biblical scholars, theologians and educators, who carefully…

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The New Testament and Psalms: Sample Passages

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Using The New Revised Standard Version for comparison

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An Historical Bible Translation – The Bible Stars on Broadway, A Remarkable Reading of a New Edition

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Around-the-clock, 90-hour, cover-to-cover, public reading of a new translation of the Bible, the Contemporary English Version (Old and New Testaments), took place on an elaborate set design depicting a biblical scene on Broadway in NYC on the…

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