This group examines the diverse ways in which Jews embraced Jesus from the lifetime of Jesus until the rise of Islam. Our 2018 theme is "Gospels and the Partings of the Ways." We will discuss four papers touching on the Historical Jesus and the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and John in their relation to Judaism. Copies of the four papers will be sent in advance to those on the group email list. To be added to the list, contact David Sloan at email@example.com.
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Benjamin J. Snyder, Asbury Theological Seminary, Presiding
Michael F. Bird, Ridley College
The Historical Jesus and the Parting of the Ways Revisited (30 min)
John VanMaaren, McMaster University
No Early Parting of the Ways: The Gospel of Mark within the Boundaries of Jewishness (30 min)
Wally V. Cirafesi, University of Oslo
Jewishness as Genealogy in the Fourth Gospel: Situating John's loudaioi within Debates over Ancestry and Merit in Ancient Judaism (30 min)
Gregory S. Thellman, Evangelical Theological Seminary in Osijek, Croatia
Two Competing Visions of Restoration: Matthew 28:18-20 and 2 Chronicles 36:23 (30 min)