Tuesday night was the first session of my summer class The Jewish Context of the Bible. I was very blessed to have so many people attend, probably around 60 (Update: official count was 81! Wow!). We had a good class, with some excellent questions. The audio recording of the class has been posted and here is the lesson handout (yes, the notes are a .doc file).
As a follow up, I’d like to dive a little deeper into one area of the lesson that we had to blow right through, and that is one of the central theologies of the Pharisees and how it plays right into Jesus’ teachings.