I recently purchased The Jewish Annotated New Testament, and have found it to be a useful and informative resource. Not so much for its footnotes per se, some of which I found to be less informative on particular elements of 2nd Temple Judean culture than my own New American Bible study edition, but for its essays and narratives. I think from the perspective of Biblical history, it provides a great backdrop for the ministry of Jesus. It’s written respectfully, not critical of Christian beliefs or claims.
For example, its description of “the Law” as understood by modern Talmudic/Rabbinical Jews was very interesting in explaining how the “Oral Torah” provides a way to understand scripture that seems very analogous to the Catholic notion of capital-T Tradition. Describing Second Temple Jewish family structures and attitudes toward women is also a valuable service.
Has anyone else had a chance to read or evaluate this document? Any praises or pans?