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Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus: Chapters 11-14

Why was Jesus so focused on proclaiming that the kingdom of God had arrived on earth? In this supplement to Chapters 11-14, watch a Torah scroll rolled back to Genesis for Simchat Torah, learn about the dyeing process that made the color blue for the tassels, and connect the dots to see how Jesus brought God's reign to earth in his ministry. We also learn about the debates of Hillel and Shammai and even watch a soferet (female scribe) write a Torah scroll.

Sources: Bible Gateway -

NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture -

Rabbi Sager's Narration of Re-Rolling the Scrolls, Simchat Torah 5781:    • Rabbi Sager's Narration of Re-Rolling...  

My Jewish Learning - The Blue of the Ocean, the Sky and the Tzitzit:

Biblical Archaeology Society - What Color Was Tekhelet?

eHammurabi - A digital version of the Law Code of Hammurabi, including cuneiform, transliteration, normalization, and an English translation:

Architect of the Capitol - Hammurabi Relief:

Contemporary Jewish Museum Exhibit "As It Is Written: Project 304,805":

KQED This Week: Julie Seltzer at the Contemporary Jewish Museum:    • This Week: Julie Seltzer at the Conte...  

Appian Media - AMAZING Sound Experiment at the Cove of the Sower:    • AMAZING Sound Experiment at the Cove ...  

Jewish Virtual Library - Hillel and Shammai:

My Jewish Learning - Hillel and Shammai:

Shalom Sesame: Hillel and Shammai:    • Shalom Sesame: Hillel and Shammai  

The Bible Project - Gospel of the Kingdom:   • How Jesus Became the King of the Worl...  

“Mary…sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said” (Luke 10:39). Join us in this 5-week study of Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus by Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg, as we learn about the Jewishness of Jesus in a way that will enrich your Christian faith. By studying the Jewish roots of the Christian faith, we will “retune our hearing and thinking” so that we can understand Jesus better and hear him “with the ears of a first-century disciple,” just like Mary did.

Purchase the book: Directly from Lois Tverberg -


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