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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

Reading Genesis In Hebrew: Hagar, Moses And More.

Capital Letters The High Holidays are upon us, and my upcoming posts will be dedicated to the Fall Feasts. This month, however, I can still indulge myself with my favourite topic: showing…

Between The Festivals: What Do We See In Hebrew?

There is a meaningful interval in the Biblical calendar: from Shavuot and the presentation of the first-fruits on the 6th of Sivan, till the blowing of shofar on the 1st of Tishrei,…

Pentecost: The Story You Didn’t Know

Nowadays, almost everyone uses Google Maps for navigation, but around twenty years ago, when the first GPS, or navigation devices appeared, when an object was located on it, a flashing red dot…

Passover, Easter, And The Hebrew Calendar

Dear friends, you might be surprised by this title: both Passover and Easter have passed already, so why would I write about it now? Why, indeed? Currently, we are in the month…

Unusual Guest: The Message Of The Broken Bread

My dear readers, we have entered the month of Nisan – the first month of the Biblical calendar – and of course, this month is all about Passover: both the first Passover…