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

Evidence Of Things Not Seen

Dear friends, as this horrible war continues, bringing so much grief and suffering on both sides, so does continue my journey through the Bible, in an attempt to find there the eternal…

Did We Miss The Point Of Noah’s Story?

The Torah very often uses a beautiful literary structure. The basic idea is that words, phrases, or other elements can be arranged to mirror each other, so that the text lays out a…

Does Genesis Prove Job’s Innocence?

After eating the forbidden fruit, it’s not only Adam who feels the effects of his transgression when he’s expelled from the garden of Eden; God curses the land, saying, “Cursed is the ground (אדמה; adamah)…

What Was Adam’s Job In Eden?

According to most English translations, Genesis 2:15 says that God took “the human” (האדם; ha’adam) and “put him in the Garden of Eden to cultivate and keep it (לעבדה ולשמרה; le’avdah u’leshamrah). On this rendering, the first…

The Significance Of Joseph’s Name

Joseph, the son of Jacob and Rachel (Gen 35:24), is a vibrant character in the Hebrew Bible. We know that God is with Joseph through the ups and downs of his life, but…