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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

Beginnings: Overlooked Chapters (3)

Male and Female He Created Them  As we enter Genesis 5, we find here a long list of names and dates. This chapter traces the righteous line of Seth. Before we enter…

Beginnings: The Overlooked Chapters (2)

The Line of Cain  Last time we discussed the difference in the occupations of Cain and Abel, suggesting that Abel probably chose a wandering life since he was not willing to have…

Beginnings: The Overlooked Chapters (1)

When 2020 began, it seemed only natural to open the year with the series called “BEGINNINGS”. I wanted to discuss here in depth the primeval history—the first eleven chapters of the book…

Torah Portion In Real Time: Chukkat

My dear readers, as you know by now, from time to time I post a Torah Portion (Parashat Shavua) commentary here. Today, I would like to share with you the commentary on…

Comparison Exersices (5): Jacob – There And Back 

Our last (for now) installment of this series is taken from the life of Jacob the Patriarch.  While comparing his way back to the Land of Israel with his journey out of…

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