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Join us today for an enlightening conversation with our distinguished guests, Marc Brettler and Amy-Jill Levine (“AJ”), authors of The Jewish Annotated New Testament. They delve into a wealth of knowledge spanning Rabbinic literature, the Hebrew language, religious traditions, the New Testament, and the complexities of antisemitism.

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  • Insights into Rabbinic literature and its pivotal role in Jewish identity formation, bridging the gap between the Old and New Testaments
  • The linguistic influences shaping the Hebrew language and its evolution over time
  • Diverse perspectives among Jewish communities regarding the New Testament and its significance
  • Examinations of antisemitic interpretations within Christian teachings and sermons

Marc Brettler is a member of the American Academy for Jewish Research and the Council of the Society of Biblical Literature and is the Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor of Jewish Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at Duke University. The Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Studies Emeritus and former chair of the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University, he has also taught at Yale University, Brown University, Wellesley College, and Middlebury College. (See full biography here: Marc Zvi Brettler | Religious Studies (

Amy-Jill Levine (“AJ”) is the Rabbi Stanley M. Kessler Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace. (See full biography here: Amy-Jill Levine | Hartford International University.)

Don’t miss this engaging discussion with two leading voices in religious studies.

Tune in now and find Brettler’s and Levine’s book, The Jewish Annotated New Testament.

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