Explore the depths of the Shema (Deut 6:4–9) and learn why this text is sacred not only to Jews but to Christians as well. Discover why Jesus quoted the Shema when asked what the greatest commandment is. Gain insight into the covenantal, volitional, and emotional aspects of love and what it means to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.” Dr. Mark Futato guides you through the text, shedding light on the Hebrew language and its various interpretations. He then identifies the Shema’s relevance today and how these commands can point us toward Jesus each and every day.
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Unit 1: Introductory Matters
The Shema: Foundational for Jews and Christians
Finding Old Testament Quotes Spoken by Jesus
What Is the Shema?
Scope and Sequence
Unit 2: The Command before the Command
The Semantic Range of Shema
Discovering the Range of Meanings for the Lemma Shema