Are there any resources you would recommend for seeing Jesus from through eastern eyes?

Hi Abdu,

I can’t wait to read your upcoming book, Seeing Jesus from the East. I’ve been looking for resources to understand the culture of Jesus because a friend of mine is asking questions about it. Are there any resources you’d recommend I start with now as I wait for your book to be released?



Hi Jennifer,

Ravi and I are very excited for its publication too (stay tuned for its release in April 2020).

Some good places to start would be Ken Bailey’s classic work, “Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes”. I also recommend Lois Tverberg’s “Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus.” A great resource on interpreting the Scriptures in light of their Middle Eastern context is Richard’s and O’Brien’s “Misreading Scripture Through Western Eyes.” Those are good places to start!