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

Joseph’s Saga (3): God’s Plan Unfolds

The Dreams We are still at the very beginning of Genesis 37, that fateful chapter where Joseph’s story begins. I promised to show you how God’s plan unfolds – and the very…

Joseph’s Saga (2): God’s Plan Begins

What Did Joseph Wear? Last time, we stopped on verse 3 of Genesis 37: Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, and he made him very special clothes. In Hebrew, this…

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…

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