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

Chukkat: The Divine Switch

My  dear readers, even though  I love writing about Abraham – and I hope you enjoy reading it – I’ve  still decided to pause here, in order to share with you the…

Biblical Portrait: God Never Says “oops”

An Amazing Promise “After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”[1] We are in Chapter 15…

Biblical Portraits: Almost A Father

We continue drawing Abraham’s biblical portrait—following his journey through the book of Genesis. Chapters 13 and 14 are so clearly marked by the name of Lot that we have to pause here…

   Biblical Portraits: Abraham (2)

     A Famine in the Land Did Abraham receive any reward for obeying God so unreservedly? If we look at the circumstances of his life after he arrived in the Land…

Biblical Portraits: Abraham (1)

My readers would already know that I love series. And what could be better time for a new series than these summer months, when the Spring Biblical Festivals are over, and the…

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