Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences Events Jewish Studies Program Jewish Studies Program

“Misunderstanding Judaism = Misunderstanding Jesus: A Workshop”

Event date: Friday, February 10, 2017,
Time: 12:00-2:30 pm
Location: Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall, Perkins School of Theology

Jesus and his first followers were Jews, grounded in Jewish Scripture, Jewish ethics, Jewish theology, and Jewish hopes. Professor Levine’s work has shown that to ignore this Jewish context is to misunderstand Jesus—and, too often, to reinforce anti-Jewish views. Prof. Levine combines a renowned reputation as a Jewish New Testament scholar with a sharp wit and a brilliant knack for story-telling. She will lead a text study and discussion of Jesus in the world of the New Testament.


Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences.

RSVP by Feb. 3.

Free with SMU ID: register by emailing

$25 for non-SMU participants: register at