Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels

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InterVarsity Press, Sep 20, 2009 - Religion - 355 pages
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Beginning with Jesus' birth, Ken Bailey leads you on a kaleidoscopic study of Jesus throughout the four Gospels. Bailey examines the life and ministry of Jesus with attention to the Lord's Prayer, the Beatitudes, Jesus' relationships with women, and especially Jesus' parables. Through it all, Bailey employs his trademark expertise as a master of Middle Eastern culture to lead you into a deeper understanding of the person and significance of Jesus within his own cultural context. With a sure but gentle hand, Bailey lifts away the obscuring layers of modern Western interpretation to reveal Jesus in the light of his actual historical and cultural setting. This entirely new material from the pen of Ken Bailey is a must-have for any student of the New Testament. If you have benefited from Bailey's work over the years, this book will be a welcome and indispensable addition to your library. If you are unfamiliar with Bailey's work, this book will introduce you to a very old yet entirely new way of understanding Jesus.
 

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User Review  - StephenBarkley - LibraryThing

After benefiting immensely from Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes, I knew I had to read Bailey’s book on 1 Corinthians. I was not disappointed. Bailey did what he does best: he uses his knowledge of ... Read full review

An Understanding of the Cultural Jesus

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I was looking for a better understanding of the Jewish culture in Jesus time. This book provides just that. Ive been amazed at the information that Ive been able to learn about the culture and ... Read full review

Contents

17 The Lady Is Not for Stoning
227
Chapter 18
239
19 The Parable of the Widow and the Judge
261
20 The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Young Women
269
Parables of Jesus
276
21 Introduction to the Parables
277
22 The Parable of the Good Samaritan
284
23 The Parable of theRich Fool
298

5 The Beatitudes 1
64
6 The Beatutudes 2
76
The Lords Prayer
88
God Our Father
89
Gods Holiness
104
Gods Kingdom and Our Bread
113
Our Sins and Evil
124
Dramatic Actions of Jesus
132
11 The Call of Peter
133
12 The Inauguration of Jesus Ministry
147
13 The Blind Man and Zacchaeus
170
Jesus and Women
186
14 Jesus and Women
187
15 The Woman at the Well
200
16 The SyroPhoenician Woman
217
24 The Parable of the Great Banquet
309
25 The Parable of the Two Builders
321
26 The Parable of the Unjust Steward
332
27 The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector
343
28 The Parable of the Compassionate Employer
355
29 The Parable of the Serving Master
365
30 The Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man
378
31 The Parable of the Pounds
397
32 The Parable of the Noble Vineyard Owner and His Son
410
Bibliography
427
Index of Modern Authors
437
Index of Early Jewish Sources
438
Scripture Index
440
More Titles from InterVarsity Press
444
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Kenneth E. Bailey (1930–2016) was an acclaimed author and lecturer in Middle Eastern New Testament studies. An ordained Presbyterian minister, he served as Canon Theologian of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh. The author of more than 150 articles in English and in Arabic, his writings include Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes, The Good Shepherd, Open Hearts in Bethlehem (A Christmas Musical), and The Cross and the Prodigal. Bailey spent forty years living and teaching in seminaries and institutes in Egypt, Lebanon, Jerusalem and Cyprus. For twenty of those years he was professor of New Testament and head of the Biblical Department of the Near East School of Theology in Beirut where he also founded and directed the Institute for Middle Eastern New Testament Studies. Bailey was also on the faculty of The Ecumenical Institute for Theological Research in Jerusalem. Traveling around the globe to lecture and teach, Bailey spoke in theological colleges and seminaries in England (Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol) Ireland, Canada, Egypt, Finland, Latvia, Denmark, New Zealand, Australia, and Jerusalem. He was active as a Bible teacher for conferences and continuing education events in the Middle East, Europe, and North America, and he taught at Columbia, Princeton, and Fuller Seminary.

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