Monthly Archives: November 2010

Joseph and the Covenant of Blessing

The Joseph stories have long been thought to be more than simple reporting of the life of the patriarch. Too much resemblance between Joseph’s life, and the life of all the patriarchs, and Israel’s later history is present to ignore. … Continue reading

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BiblioBlog Notes for Nov 29, 2010

A few links of interest today. You can find a page with easy reference to the best BiblioBlogs and ArchaeoBlogs and MJBlogs and more at MJPassages.com Palestinian Revisionist History (on Jim Davila’s Paleo-Judaica Blog). Josephus on the Messiah Concept (at … Continue reading

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Lessons from Hanukkah

The Hanukkah story is powerful from many angles. What are its lessons for modern Jews and Christians? Note that if you order today and ask for one-day shipping, you could probably get FFOZ’s Hanukkah guide to use with your family … Continue reading

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Vridar Against the Messiah Concept

Vridar is the moniker of Neil Godfrey, an avid fan of some rather extreme historians such as Thomas L. Thompson, Philip R. Davies, Niels Peter Lemche, and other pleasant individuals (avid politickers for the Palestinian cause using historical writing to … Continue reading

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Announcement: MJPassages

http://MJPassages.com Your intersection for good things Jewish, Christian, Messianic Jewish, Judeo-Christian, biblical, archaeological, and theological. It’s not yet a finished product, but there’s a good bit already to explore. Should be easy to explore on your triptophan buzz this Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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The Misunderstood Kingship of Yeshua

The following commentary is on Matthew 21:1-11. I consider the larger context of Zechariah 9 and how it affects our reading of the Triumphal Entry. I’d say that even modern commentators have not given this sufficient attention in many cases. … Continue reading

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Whaddya Think? Resurrect J-BOM?

We used to have something here called J-BOM (Jewish Book of the Month Club). And we had hundreds of people reading the same Jewish books all over the U.S. and overseas. It was great. A regular Messianic Jewish Musings reader … Continue reading

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SBL 2010, I Lied . . . Back to the Historical Jesus

I lied yesterday. I didn’t mean to. It’s more like I exaggerated. I was a bit fed up with the historical Jesus project. And I was hasty to say I wouldn’t go to any more historical Jesus sessions at SBL … Continue reading

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SBL 2010, Amy-Jill Levine

Amy-Jill Levine is a rockstar. That’s my conclusion after hearing her speak for the first time. It was a panel discussing whether faith is incompatible with “objective” historical research in the historical Jesus project. Several evangelical Christian panelists made their … Continue reading

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The Mountain in the Sermon

The following information is derived from a paper by Eric Ottenheijm of the University of Utrecht presented at the 2010 Society of Biblical Literature in the Matthew section. In Matthew 5:1, Yeshua went up on

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