Purity and Holiness in the World of Jesus

Last year Matthew Thiessen released a book called Jesus and the Forces of Death: The Gospels’ Portrayal of Ritual Impurity within First-Century Judaism (Baker, 2020). It is very helpful in orienting readers to aspects of first-century Jewish theology that are not often understood among Christians. Here is a summary of the introduction and the firstContinue reading “Purity and Holiness in the World of Jesus”