Thursday, November 23, 2017

Henze on Jesus and the gap years

SECOND TEMPLE JUDAISM: Jesus was more Jewish than you think, says Bible prof. Matthias Henze says the source for the Christian Messiah's faith is best explained after looking at the Second Temple era, when Judaism and Christianity overlapped (RICH TENORIO, Times of Israel).
When Rice University religion professor Matthias Henze visits local Houston-area churches and synagogues to promote interfaith understanding between Christianity and Judaism, he focuses on discussing one particular time period: the four-to-five-century gap between the Old and New Testaments.

An article on the work of Professor Henze, with special reference to his new book, Mind the Gap: How the Jewish Writings Between the Old and New Testament Help Us Understand Jesus (Fortress, 2017).

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