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

Biblical Portraits: Almost A Father

We continue drawing Abraham’s biblical portrait—following his journey through the book of Genesis. Chapters 13 and 14 are so clearly marked by the name of Lot that we have to pause here…

   Biblical Portraits: Abraham (2)

     A Famine in the Land Did Abraham receive any reward for obeying God so unreservedly? If we look at the circumstances of his life after he arrived in the Land…

Biblical Portraits: Abraham (1)

My readers would already know that I love series. And what could be better time for a new series than these summer months, when the Spring Biblical Festivals are over, and the…

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…

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