Takes the reader through parallel texts from the New Testament and the Talmud. Rabbinic and Gospel texts on topics such as "the great commandment," the synagogue and its function, the parable, the Sabbath, divorce and forgiveness are gathered for comparison. Commentaries by the authors are included. The authors note the inadequacy of a competitive spirit (i.e., "Who said it better?" "Who said it first?") and attempt to further dialogue by advancing an understanding and appreciation of the teaching within the texts.