The Jewish Studies Blog

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

Son Of Man On The Jewish Scene

A LESSON FROM SEMIOTICS We already know that “the Jesus folk were not alone on the Jewish scene”[1]. For the last several weeks, we’ve been trying to grasp the ideas and the…

1 Enoch: The New Answers To The Old Questions

TIKKUN OLAM AND THE REVERSAL OF EVIL Following the wonderful study of Dr. Michael Heiser[1], we have seen that Second Temple Judaism understood Genesis 6:1-4 not only as the story of a…

1 Enoch: The Gospels And The Watchers

THE REVERSAL OF EVIL We finished  our last post with the thesis, drawn largely from the work of Dr. Michael Heiser, that Second Temple Judaism saw in Genesis 6:1-4, not only the…

The Book Of Enoch (2): The Sin Of The Watchers

THE BOOK OF THE WATCHERS Last time we began by speaking about “the Jewish scene in the time of Jesus”[1] and the necessity to understand who else was on this scene besides…

The Book Of Enoch (1): Why Would We Want To Read It?

THE JEWISH SCENE IN THE TIME OF JESUS Those readers who have followed my blog for a while, know that I love series. There have been many series on this blog already:…

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