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

The Jewish Background Of Jesus’ Final Week (1)

We are still in the middle of that weeklong celebration that has come to be known as Pesach, or Passover. This is a good time to analyze the last days of Jesus…

The Passover Meal: To Understand Or To Partake?

Why does a modern Christian reader need to understand the Jewish Passover? The connection between Jesus and Passover is evident: The New Testament accounts of Christ’s death refer or allude to the…

From Jerusalem To Rome: Jerusalem Council (2)

Last time, we saw that as chairman, James summed up the discussion at the Jerusalem Council. James concluded the gathering with takkanah, (may I remind you that takkanah is a regulation issued…

From Jerusalem To Rome: Jerusalem Council (1)

My dear friends, we are entering Acts 15 – one of the most crucial chapters of this book. I daresay that most modern readers while reading this chapter, don’t always understand what…

From Jerusalem To Rome: The Second Part And The First Journey

To the Jew first … My dear readers, for a few weeks we are back to our journey through the book of Acts.  From the book itself, we know that it was…

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