Ancient Near Eastern Studies Resources

Peer-Reviewed Journals

Specific Articles of Interest

  • Levine, Amy-Jill.  “Misusing Jesus: How the Church Divorces Jesus from Judaism.” Christian Century (December 26, 2006): 20-25.
  • Levine, Amy-Jill.  “Putting Jesus Where He Belongs: The Man from Nazareth in His Jewish World.” Perspectives in Religious Studies: Journal of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion 27.1 (spring, 2000).
  • Stern, Sacha. “Jewish Calendar Reckoning in Graeco-Roman Cities.” Pp. 107-16 in Bartlett, J. R., (Editor). Jews in the Hellenistic and Roman Cities. London: Routledge, 2002.

Recommended Books

  • Bacchiocchi, Samuele. Anti-Judaism and the Origin of Sunday. Rome: Pontifical Gregorian University Press, 1975.
  • Bailey, Kenneth E. Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2008.
  • Bailey, Kenneth E. Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2011.
  • Cohn-Sherbok, Daniel. Messianic Judaism: A Critical Anthology. A & C Black, 2000.
  • Edersheim, Alfred. The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah. Peabody: Hendrickson, 1993 (orig. 1883).
  • Horner, Barry E. Future Israel: Why Christian Anti-Judaism Must Be Challenged. NAC Studies in Bible & Theology. Nashville: B&H Academic, 2004.
  • Friedman, David. They Loved the Torah: What Yeshua’s First Followers Really Thought About the Law. Baltimore: Lederer, 2001.
  • Levine, Amy-Jill.  The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus. New York: Harper-Collins, 2006.
  • Schürer, Emil. Geschichte des jüdischen Volkes im Zeitalter Jesu Christi. Leipzig: J C Henrichs’sche Handbuchlung, 1886.
  • Walton, John H.  Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament: Introducing the Conceptual World of the Hebrew Bible. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2006.
  • Young, Brad H. Jesus the Jewish Theologian. Peabody: Hendrickson,1995.
  • Young, Brad H. Paul the Jewish Theologian: A Pharisee among Christians, Jews, and Gentiles. Peabody: Hendrickson, 1997.
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