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

How Later Contexts Affect Pauline Content, Or: Retrospect Is The...

All historians struggle with the problem of retrospect. As an historian of Christian origins, however, I am particularly aware of the long shadows cast backward by events and by patterns of thought or…

Paul And Augustine On The Redemption Of The Jews (by Paula...

Paula Fredriksen, Aurelio Professor of Scripture, Boston University and author of From Jesus to Christ and Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews sheds new light on the origins of anti-Semitism and…

“jesus For Jews” By Dr. Faydra Shapiro (max Stern...

Messianic Judaism is a movement of people who identify as Jews and self-consciously embrace – although to degrees that can differ quite widely – Jewish culture and religious tradition, while at the…

Offering (hebrew Insight)

What does “Offering” mean in Hebrew? Offering to God has been a major part of Israel’s faith tradition. The laws governing these activities are carefully spelled out and elaborated. But what Hebrew…

Book Of Revelation In Jewish Context (rev 1:4-7) – Dr. Eli...

1:4 John to the seven churches that are in the province of Asia: While the book of Revelation is an apocalypse when it comes to its genre, it is not a pure…

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