Women Erased: Women in Second Temple Judaism
Dr. Amy-Jill “AJ” Levine presents this FutureChurch “Women Erased” session to clear up the popular, but false and toxic, perception that Jesus was a first-century feminist working to liberate Jewish women from an oppressive Judaism that made the Taliban look progressive. Professor Levine digs into the sources and what they reveal about women in Second Temple Judaism, reconstructing the lives of these women, and offering good news for women today.
Amy Jill Levine is Rabbi Stanley M. Kessler Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Hartford International University of Religion and Peace and University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies Emerita, Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies Emerita, and Professor of New Testament Studies Emerita at Vanderbilt.
Articles for Further Reading:
- Jewish Women in the New Testament by Amy-Jill Levine
- Witnesses, patrons, faithful disciples: The women at the cross and the tomb by Amy-Jill Levine
- Five Christmas sermon blunders that get Judaism (and Jesus) wrong by Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler
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