For millennia, Jews have studied the Hebrew Bible and debated its interpretation. However, the Christian New Testament has often been unregarded by the Jewsih community, set aside as irrelevant or even hostile to the Jewish faith. A basic understanding of the New Testament not only opens a window of understanding into the Christian theological mindset, but also into the vast diversity of first-century Jewish sectarianism and actually help to inform Jews about the origins and practices of their own faith tradition.
Join Dr. Robert Cargill, Asst. Professor of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Iowa, as he offers a six-lecture series beginning September 30 titled “The New Testament for Jews,” and introduces the Christian scriptures in their Jewish context for a Jewish audience. All sessions begin at 11: 00 a.m.Lectures Calendar