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

Paul’s Letter To The Romans, The Ten Commandments, And Pagan...

Paul’s Letter to the Romans, the Ten Commandments, and Pagan “Justification by Faith” E. P. Sanders’s Paul and Palestinian Judaism (1977) challenged the utility of the phrase “justification by faith” as a key to…

Personal God In Judaism And Christianity By Dr. Faydra Shapiro

My dear friends, Today it is my honor to introduce you to my friend and colleague Dr. Faydra Shapiro. She is Jewish like myself, but unlike myself she is an Orthodox Jew….

Jews, Judaeans, Judaizing, Judaism: Problems Of Categorization In...

Jews, Judaeans, Judaizing, Judaism: Problems of Categorization in Ancient History (prof Steve Mason, Groningen University) Dr Steve Mason (University of Groningen) is a scholar with special expertise in Josephus, New Testament Studies,…

“the Myth Of The ‘law-free’ Paul ” By Mark...

Since the emergence of historical criticism, many Christian and Jewish scholars have concluded that Jesus was Torah positive, upholding that not even a jot or tittle is to be removed (Matt 5:18)….

Of Despots, Diadems And Diadochoi: Josephus And Flavian Politics By...

Of Despots, Diadems and Diadochoi: Josephus and Flavian Politics (Prof. Steve Mason, University of Groningen) Dr Steve Mason (University of Groningen) is a scholar with special expertise in Josephus, New Testament Studies,…

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