Category Archives: History

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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YIC Blog: Who is the Beloved Disciple?

This Sunday (June 5, 2011), I’m teaching a seminar here in Atlanta on “Eyewitnesses in the Gospels.” I am available to bring this 5-hour seminar to your group. Here is an example of the intriguing characters and literary insights in … Continue reading

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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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Notes on 19th Century Zionist Origins

“Zionism” is a loaded word in our times. All I mean by the word, especially in the context of the 19th century, is the idea of a Jewish home in what was then called Palestine. Zionism did not necessarily mean … Continue reading

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The Lead Codices Aren't … They Just Aren't

They are not long lost texts that will redefine the meaning of Jesus’ death. They are not a find to rival the Dead Sea Scrolls. There is a chance they may turn out to be something quite significant — but … Continue reading

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Coming February through March…

The Passover / Last Supper / Timing of the Crucifixion issue in all its glory will be re-explored on Messianic Jewish Musings. Over the years, the posts about these matters have repeatedly been the favorite and most-searched ones on Messianic … Continue reading

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Vital Commentary: Exodus 12:29-51

This commentary struck me as so vital to our understanding of history in the Bible and also issues of such great importance to our communities in Messianic Judaism, Christianity, and Judaism today. The commentary is necessarily brief. If commenters request … Continue reading

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Eyewitnesses of Yeshua's Story

On the YeshuaInContext blog, I posted Friday an intriguing insight into an eyewitness whose stories about Yeshua were known to the early community. The eyewitness is Cleopas. And he is one of several historical figures whose story stands out in … Continue reading

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Context and Word of God

Boy, if you don’t read one of your favorite blogs for a week you can miss something good. Take the fact that I missed a gem of a post by Rabbi Carl Kinbar on MIdrashEtc. His launching point is a … Continue reading

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