Monthly Archives: November 2009

Should Intermarried Families Celebrate Christmas?

Messianic Judaism brings together many intermarried families with many different backgrounds and stories. In December, there is an issue which touches the core of what it means to struggle with two heritages, two cultures, under one roof. Yesterday, in a … Continue reading

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Off to Chicago-Land, Update on Things

Thanksgiving is here (obviously). I am still on a bit of a high from the SBL conference (see previous posts). I had a nice note from Michael Legaspi about yesterday’s post. I also got a bit of push-back on another … Continue reading

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What is Historical Criticism?

On Saturday there was a fascinating session of papers at SBL (Society of Biblical Literature) called

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Paul, N.T. Wright, and What About MJ’s?

I am at the Society of Biblical Literature conference in New Orleans with about 8,000 scholars and students of Bible, theology, archaeology, and so on. Last night, I asked N.T. Wright a question in front of 1,000 scholars. For those … Continue reading

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On My Way to SBL

That’s Society of Biblical Literature. The annual meeting is in New Orleans. This is my first SBL. I think I am heading back into Hebrew Bible studies (my masters in 1998 from Emory was in this field) and with a … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Kingdom of Heaven, Pt 5

In his book Surprised by Hope, British scholar N.T. Wright mentions an interesting misunderstanding about the meaning of Yeshua

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Why Study Theology?

A friend from the blogosphere emailed yesterday to ask a very personal question:

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Ezekiel 1:1-3, Under God's Coercion

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Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary

What sort of Bible reference materials do you have in your home? As with many rabbis and pastors, I am a shameless collector of books on Biblical studies and theology. Many of the books in my library are more for … Continue reading

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Searching for Rebekah

Ah, the Rebekah story. Abraham has his servant put his hand under his thigh and swear (it wasn

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