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There are tools that are needed to mine the depths of the biblical texts. There are also many perspectives that enrich our study, like the perspective of first century Judaism. This site is one of those rare resources that provides both tools and perspective for the serious student of Scripture.

– Dr. Allen Mawhinney, A Retired Academic Dean, Reformed Theological Seminary

Joseph’s Saga (1): The Beloved Son   

Readers who have been following this blog for a while would know that I love series. Today, we will begin a new series, commenting on the last part of the book of…

Independence Day: For Such A Time As This

No, I am not confused, I know that Purim time for this year is over, yet I would still like to use this amazing line from the book of Esther for the…

Jesus’ Last Week Against Jewish Background

Originally, I was going to continue to discuss today “the tough questions of Passover”: why “his own received him not” and what the place of Israel is in this script written by…

Passover: Tough Questions

There was a question in one of the comments on my last post. The lady quoted her pastor who had written: “There is a fickleness to the crowd which proclaims ‘Hosanna!’ one…

Thoughts Before Passover

My dear readers, I am facing a real challenge this week. The reading for the last week consisted of two Torah Portions, therefore I was supposed to comment on two Parashot, and…

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