A Study of the Scriptures Jesus Read
Rabbi Evan Moffic has a passion for sharing Jewish faith and traditions with Christian audiences.
In Reading the Old Testament Through Jewish Eyes, Rabbi Moffic explores the first five books of the Hebrew Bible and highlights the key points of interest to Christians. He presents the biblical text and interpretations of it in the way Jewish leaders during the time of Jesus would have studied it while examining different commentaries from thousands of years of Jewish sources.
The six-session DVD features Rabbi Evan Moffic guiding participants through the study. The video sessions are approximately 10-12 minutes in length and, when combined with the six book chapters, make an ideal six-week group study. All videos sessions are closed captioned.
In Session 1, The Torah, Rabbi Moffic introduces the Torah as a whole, its place in Jewish worship and life, and how it can be a source of wisdom, truth, and transformation for all people.
Running Time: 5:54
In Session 2, Genesis, Rabbi Moffic highlights several themes of Genesis, including the order of the created world, the creation of humans in the image of God, and sibling rivalry which characterizes many human relationships.
Running Time: 7:00
In Session 3, Exodus, Rabbi Moffic explores the clear message in Exodus that God is on the side of the oppressed. We also learn about the importance of laws, how God cares about the details of our lives, and how we build community by working together.
Running Time: 7:09
In Session 4, Leviticus, Rabbi Moffic emphasizes the importance and power of rituals in Leviticus and in our lives, the use of sacrifice to draw closer to God, and the significance of boundaries in our lives and communities.
Running Time: 7:03
In Session 5, Numbers, Rabbi Moffic explores the Israelites’ experience in the wilderness, which mirrors much of our own lives, with high points and low points, and how life with God most often consists of steady, everyday faithfulness.
In Session 6, Deuteronomy, Rabbi Moffic explores the final book of the Torah. He describes the importance of Deuteronomy for later biblical writers, and highlights the book’s themes of legacy, continuity between past, present, and future, and the importance of the heart in a life of faith.
Running Time: 7:12