Category Archives: Bible

A Sefer Kodesh Expounded Upon!

Sefer Kodesh means a holy book. Last night, in Roswell, Georgia, about 120 of us (note the symbolism of the number) gathered in one place to discuss the four gospels as holy books. For those not from a Jewish background, … Continue reading

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Upcoming: Continuing the Torah and New Testament Series

I have had several emails wondering if I was going to pick back up the “Torah and New Testament” series “Torah and New Testament, #1” – “Torah and New Testament, #2” – “Torah and New Testament, #3”). I am going … Continue reading

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YIC Blog: Mark 1:1 in Greek-Hebrew-English

’Ιησου χριστου יֵשׁוּעַ הַמָּשִׁיחַ Using the Delitzsch Hebrew Gospels, the SBL Greek text, and the DHE English and RSV English translations of Mark 1:1, I do a little detailed commentary on the first verse of Mark. The rest of 2011 … Continue reading

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Peter’s “Mussar” Teaching, Part 1

The wisdom sages said, “My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline” (Proverbs 3:11), the Lord’s mussar. And wisdom sages understood that there are many kinds of knowledge. Mussar is a kind of practical knowledge about ourselves and our relationship … Continue reading

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Torah and New Testament #3

The multitude of regulations (the Jews found 613 laws in the Law, the books Genesis through Deuteronomy) was such that even to remember them all was a burden, and to keep them all bordered on the impossible. –Leon Morris, Galatians: … Continue reading

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Torah and New Testament, #2

The people of Israel was precious before the church arose, and the law was marvelous before the gospel was elucidated. But when the church arose and the gospel took precedence, the model was made void, conceding its power to the … Continue reading

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Torah and New Testament, #1

…an eternal and final law–namely, Christ–has been given to us, and the covenant is trustworthy, after which there shall be no law, no commandment, no ordinance. -Justin Martyr, Dialogue With Trypho the Jew, ch. 11. This, we might say, is … Continue reading

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At the YIC Blog: Greece, Rome, and Israel

Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by birth. . . . He said to her, “Let the children first be fed, for it is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” -Mark … Continue reading

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Classic Reprint: The Book of Lamentations

Tisha B’Av begins tonight. Lamentations (Eicha in Hebrew) is read tonight in a synagogue strewn with upended chairs following a meal of lentils eaten alone. These comments on Lamentations are designed to make your reading more profitable. David Clines, writing … Continue reading

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Readings from the Midrash for Tisha B’Av

Lamentations Rabbah (Eichah Rabbah) is among the very early Midrashic texts, going back to the 4th century in the land of Israel. Midrash in general (there are a few exceptions) is a phenomenon of the rabbis in Israel and not … Continue reading

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