Jesus Through Eastern Eyes: Understanding the Semitic Culture Background of the New Testament: Archived Video is available!
Endorsements from Past Participants:
- “My understanding of scripture has been revolutionized.”
- “I will never look at the scriptures the same.”
- “You answered questions I have had for years.”
- “Things finally make some sense.”
- “Everyone who teaches or preaches should take this course.”
- “I wish I had known these things 30 years ago.”
- “Transformational, ” “Outstanding,” “Fascinating
If you missed the opportunity to join the live stream, but would like to watch the video series, the archived videos are now available. All six hours are available for only $50.00. Simply click the Paypal donate button on this page, put JTEE in the memo portion and you will receive, via email, a link with instructions on how to access the video. They would be ideal for Sunday school, home groups, or other small group discussions.
Here’s a synopsis of topics:
Why did Jesus use His spit in the mud to heal a blind man? Why did Jesus withhold His true intentions to His family about going up to the feast in John 7? Why did Jesus offensively insult people on a regular basis? Why does the scripture say that God “hated” Esau? These are but a few examples of the many things in the Gospels and the New Testament that are difficult, if not impossible, for us to understand if we do not understand the cultural context and values at the time of Christ. In this seminar we will look at cultural rules governing social interactions, first-century commerce, economics, politics, Semitic cosmology, beliefs about healing, health and miracles, and much more.
If we do not understand the differences in culture, conditions, and worldview assumptions between ourselves and first century Jews living in a Greek culture under Roman law, we will inevitably project our own worldview onto the scriptures. In so doing, we will have no chance of accurately understanding what was written, misinterpret the scriptures, and misrepresent Christ to ourselves and others. Following Jesus as disciple is so simple, a six-year old can do it. Understanding the scriptures–letters and books written to a different people, in different time, with a different culture, with different values, and a different language– is not as simple.
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