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Review of The Jewish Annotated New Testament — 1 Comment

  1. Thank you for the review. I had been looking for a non messianic edition of the Christian Bible with commentary by reputable Jewish scholars, so this was helpful. I was familiar with Amy Jill Levine, and have always found her even handed and respectful of her subject, though I was not familiar with Marc Zvi Brettler. I purchased and read this edition and found it absorbing, scholarly and fair.

    By the way, my understanding is that in the first century Judaism, when a couple contracted marriage, they lived apart for a year while the husband set up house.. It was the first phase of the marriage, a fully committed arrangement that would have required divorce to dissolve. So, I do not find this book’s translation of Matthew 1:18 quite so puzzling. Perhaps ‘coming together’ in this case would have referred to the second phase of marriage, i.e. cohabitation.

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