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The Journey Inward: Separating Jesus From His Jewish Background


January 3, 2019

When she was 7, a friend on her school bus said to her, “you killed our Lord.”

“I did not.”

“Yes, you did,” the girl insisted. “Our priest said so.”

Amy-Jill Levine’s friend had been taught that the Jews were responsible for the death of Jesus. Since she was the only Jew her friend knew, obviously Amy-Jill was guilty. She didn’t know at the time why the priest made such a charge and too young to challenge that view.

It was not until high school that Dr. Levine, professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, read the New Testament. It...

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