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John in Hebrew is Yochanan or God is gracious".
Is there something about God's grace and the Jews that the New Testament Church has missed for the last 2,000 years? Are these the end times God was referring to when He told Daniel, "...seal the book until the time of the end..."? I think the answer is "yes" and that Dr. Lizorkin-Eyzenberg has hit the nail on the head. A great companion book to this is "When a Jew Rules the World: What the Bible really says about Israel in the Plan of God", by Joel Richardson.
I would strongly recommend the Audio version of the The Jewish Gospel of John. The author does a fantastic job making his book come alive by reading it himself.
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The author does a wonderful job of presenting his own work. And fascinating work it is! This will completely refresh and reorient the way you read and understand this Gospel. Completely reverses the grotesque misreadings of John that have too often fueled anti-semitism. In fact, the deeply Jewish concerns and construction of the text are revealed in a very convincing way, including Jesus' passion to see all of Israel unified, with a special concern for Samaria. Frequent references to "the Jews" (in English) are shown to refer to the Judean elites who controlled the Temple snd Jerusalem-based religious practice (as opposed to Samaritan or Galilean Jews). Really compelling, and so refreshing! Has really increased my appreciation for and understanding of the Gospel of John!
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