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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

Torah Portion In Real Time: Dvarim And Tisha B’av

With the Biblical Portrait of Abraham completed, we are moving to Sarah and   will be starting her Biblical Portrait next time. Stay tuned, you will be surprised to see how many details…

Biblical Portraits: Abraham – Finale

In my last post I wrote that, even after Isaac was born, Abraham still loved his firstborn son as strongly and as tenderly as he had loved him all those years, when…

Biblical Portraits: The Father Of Many Nations

Minor Change / Major Impact We already know that in Genesis 17 God appears to Abram after thirteen years of silence. We find several crucial changes here. The incredible promise—that Abram would…

Biblical Portraits: The Father

The Happy Father Abraham was 86 years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abraham.[1] Can you imagine the feelings of an 86-year old man who has been childless his whole life, who…

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…