The presentations below are from our Sunday morning class at Stonebridge Church. In this series we are learning more about 1st century Judaism and how it relates to the New Testament so that we can become better interpreters of the Bible.
In Class 1, we built a map of Israel / Palestine from scratch.
In Class 2, we used our maps to examine 3 passages of Scripture and how the land is part of the narrative of the Bible
In Class 3, we began our examination of the Intertestamental Period and how it affected the first century.
Class 3 Handout
For an audio portion of this lesson, listen to Podcast 1 in The Intertestamental Period section.
In Class 4, we continued our examination of the Intertestamental Period and how it affected the first century.Class 4 – Final – 2-4-18
In Class 5, we finished the Intertestamental Period and discussed the 1st century along with implications for the New Testament – what we should listen for when we read the stories.
In Class 6, we began examining our presuppositions about the Jewish faith in the first century and how we have misinterpreted it by using a Christian perspective.
In Class 7 we began defining Judaism through the words of the Jewish rabbis.
In Class 8, we completed our definition of Judaism by looking at how the rabbis saw their faith in the first century.
In Class 9 we examined Matthew Chapter 23 in light of Jewish definitions of ethics and covenant and also discussed the importance of the Temple for 1st c. Judaism. Sorry, no audio.
In Class 10, we examined the influence of Hellenism and Jewish reactions to it in terms of literature, social movement, and religious thought.
Class 11 covers other Jewish reactions to Hellenism and developments during the Intertestamental Period.
Class 12 covers the Jewish feasts and how they shaped the New Testament
Class 13 covers the three daily habits that demarcated Judaism from everyone else and the Sadducees.
Class 14 discusses the Pharisees and Essenes (the authors of the Dead Sea Scrolls)
Class 15 discusses the hope for God’s return in 1st c. Judaism and the implications for reading the New Testament