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Join Dr. Amy-Jill Levine as she discusses with writer Rob Simbeck her new study, Signs and Wonders: A Beginner’s Guide to the Miracles of Jesus.

In her new book, Amy-Jill Levine explores selected miracles of Jesus in historical and theological context. For each miracle, she discusses not only how past witnesses would have understood the events, but also how today’s readers can draw meaning from Jesus’s words and actions.

Hear from Levine as she examines how to open new ways of reading these narratives, encounter new ideas, and create new insights that can challenge old views. Join us to see how the miracle stories of Jesus work for us, with us, and even on us. 

AJ Levine



Amy-Jill Levine (“AJ”) is Rabbi Stanley M. Kessler Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace and University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies Emerita, Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies Emerita, and Professor of New Testament Studies Emerita at Vanderbilt University.

An internationally renowned scholar and teacher, she is the author of numerous books including Signs and Wonders: A Beginner's Guide to the Miracles of Jesus, Witness at the Cross: A Beginner's Guide to Holy FridayThe Difficult Words of Jesus: A Beginner's Guide to His Most Perplexing TeachingsShort Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial RabbiEntering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy WeekLight of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent, and Sermon on the Mount: A Beginner’s Guide to the Kingdom of Heaven. She is also the coeditor of the Jewish Annotated New Testament. AJ is the first Jew to teach New Testament at Rome’s Pontifical Biblical Institute. In 2021 she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Rob Simbeck

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Rob Simbeck

Rob Simbeck has written for The Washington PostGuidepostsThe Society of Biblical Literature Forum, and Free Inquiry, among many others, and is the author, ghostwriter, or editor of more than twenty books.

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