3.7: Are Christians reading someone else’s mail (in the Old Testament)?

This discussion with Jon D. Levenson answers the question, "Is the practice of Christians reading the Hebrew Bible a case of reading someone else's mail?"

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Prof. Kathryn Schifferdecker and Katie Langston talk with Jon D. Levenson answering the question, “is the practice of Christians reading the Hebrew Bible a case of reading someone else’s mail?” (And related to that – what is the relationship between Judaism and Christianity and how are they each related to ancient Israel?)

Show notes

Biblical books and passages mentioned

  • Romans 9-11

Topics, themes and figures mentioned

  • Tanakh/Hebrew Scripture
  • Biblical Israel
  • Carnal Israel
  • Election/Chosen
  • The Natural and Supernatural Jew
  • Midrash
  • Exegesis and Hermeneutics
  • Historical Criticism
  • Creative Interpretation
  • Religious Relativism
  • Apocalyptic Literature
  • Enoch Literature
  • Second Temple Judaism
  • Cultural Appropriation
  • Olive Tree of Israel
  • Theological Anti-Semitism

Ancient & Modern Works mentioned

  • The Book of Enoch: book translated by George W. E. Nickelsburg and James C. VanderKam, published by Fortress Press
  • The Love of God: book by Jon D. Levenson, published by Princeton University Press

Today's Episode Hosted By

Kathryn Schifferdecker

Kathryn Schifferdecker

Katie Langston

Katie Langston

Joined by

Jon D. Levenson

Jon D. Levenson

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