Monthly Archives: October 2008

King David: Oldest Hebrew Inscription Found in Israel

There is a debate in the world of archaeology and history of ancient Israel. Some people suggest that ancient Israel never existed, with some even saying there never was a first temple. One of the famous voices is Israel Finkelstein … Continue reading

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Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker's Guide, God

My posts are usually about the Bible, Messianic Judaism, Second Temple Jewish Literature, theology, Israel, and so on. And in some ways this is a theological topic. But I thought I would muse on some fiction reading I am doing … Continue reading

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Jewish Apocalyptic Literature: A Survey

I’m studying and teaching about Revelation at the congregation. And before you can understand something, it is good to know what it is. Revelation is an apocalypse, a kind of Jewish writing found in the Second Temple period and a … Continue reading

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The Remnant of Israel, Part 2

In this second part, I want to tease the issue of the Jewish community today in the plan of God. We will come back to that issue in a future post in this series. Meanwhile, I will define and set … Continue reading

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The Remnant of Israel, Part 1

This weekend, I preached a sermon on the remnant theme in the Bible. No, don’t worry, I will not be posting that sermon here on Messianic Jewish Musings. I try to post sermons only occasionally. Rather, I’d like to make … Continue reading

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FFOZ and Messianic Judaism

There are many organizations connected in some way or another to Messianic Judaism and various expressions of Torah and Hebrew roots from a Christian perspective. There are several important areas of diversity in the phenomenon widely known as Messianic Judaism. … Continue reading

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Olives, Violence, and Settlers

Loving Israel sometimes means denouncing Jewish extremists. I have a basic sympathy with the aim of settlers in Israel who want to see all of Israel belong to the Jewish people (though I would add that non-Jews who own land … Continue reading

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Sensational and Shallow

I listened yesterday to a message by a well-known pastor of a mega-church who has been and is in the highest places in his Christian denomination. Speaking to a conference crowd, this preacher must have felt the pressure to wow … Continue reading

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Sukkot, Nehemiah, and Being Outdoors

Today was the last regular day of Sukkot (Tabernacles or Booths). We took down our tent and our Sukkah (booth) and came home. Now, I have tons to do before sundown when Shemini Atzeret starts, the 8th day, which is … Continue reading

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Messianic Texts in the Hebrew Bible

We’re busy camping and living the joy of the feast of Sukkot right now with other families from our congregation. But in the interest of serving my regular readers, I like to try to keep the posts coming even when … Continue reading

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