Monthly Archives: May 2011

Bible Commentaries Worth Reading

A commenter asked yesterday what Bible commentaries I recommend. That’s a great question and, so, I will list some, with Amazon links. One Volume Commentaries Everybody, even if you say you don’t like commentaries, should have a Bible dictionary and … Continue reading

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Indie Theology

Despite a few things I will say near the beginning of this article, I assure you this is not going to be a blog about writing or the career of writing. It’s just that reading some “business of writing” blogs … Continue reading

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A Little Sadducee Love at YIC

“Sadducean Scribblings #2” is worth a read. Then read Matthew 22:23-33.

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Rabbi Lawrence Says the Cross is Unneeded

Rabbi Lawrence came back with another comment today. He said: Christianity is a cut and paste religion, nothing more. Because of your belief system you must cling to the one liners. However if you wish to read the Torah along … Continue reading

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Sabbath Wisdom #1

‎”All week long we are called upon to sanctify life by employing things of space. On the Sabbath it is given to share the holiness that is in the heart of time.” -Abraham Joshua Heschel

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PODCAST – Peter’s Footprints – Yeshua in Context

A few years ago I started reading constantly about the life of Yeshua and research on the gospels. At first, some aspects of my faith were shaken. A curious thing happened over time. I came more and more to think … Continue reading

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Podcast Transcript on YIC Blog

Today’s podcast (not uploaded yet) will be “Peter’s Footprints.” Here is an excerpt from the transcript and the podcast will be posted this afternoon: Oral history, by the way, is very different from oral tradition. Oral history is direct, related … Continue reading

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At the YIC Blog: Gematria in the New Testament

Gematria. Numerical patterns in the Bible. It’s a rabbinic technique and it may be mentioned as early as the Mishnah (see Pirkei Avot 3:18). Regardless of whether the term was used in the Second Temple period, the technique was. Numerical … Continue reading

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Zion Theology #1

Photo courtesy of BiblePlaces.com President Obama’s recent comments about Israel have a lot of people who love Israel thinking. If you find in this presentation of theology any points that contribute to your opinion on such issues, I am glad. … Continue reading

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