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

Shavuot: The Word And The Spirit

The Day when the Heaven was open We know already  that Shavuot is one of the three major annual feasts in the Biblical calendar. In our last post, we spoke about the…

Shavuot: The Giving Of The Torah

15 ‘And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering: seven Sabbaths shall be completed. 16 Count fifty days to…

Why Do We Count The Omer:  from Pesach To Shavuot

  “Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us concerning counting the Omer.  Today is thirty-four days, which is four weeks…

Unlocking The New Testament: The Lamb (3)

The Passover Lamb This is our last installment of the Lamb series, and here we will talk about the Passover Lamb. Like the Akedah, Passover holds a unique place in the Jewish…

Unlocking The New Testament: The Lamb (2)

Two Lambs In our last post,  we started to discuss a possible connection between  the lamb of  Aqedat Itzhak and the Lamb of Christianity.  The striking similarity between two traditions  has long…