Review: “The Difficult Words of Jesus” by Amy-Jill Levine

I enjoyed Dr.Levine’s ability to draw out the characteristics of people described by the Gospel writers. For example, I liked the way she helps the reader imagine the attitude and behaviors of the rich young man in the Gospel of Mark and demonstrates her sense of humor when she truthfully writes, “I’m not sure I’d want my children to date him” (Levine, 14).

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What would you ask from Yeshua?

wisdom has been ascribed to Solomon. The Proverbs attributed to Solomon, however, do employ this term frequently. Here in 1 Kings 3, a form of the word chokhmah is used, chakham, but only by God Himself. God answers Solomon’s request for understanding and discernment by calling it wisdom (chakham).

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