Category Archives: Judaism

The Jewish Annotated New Testament

eds. Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. My copy just came Second Day Air from Amazon. Wow. I am one of the first few hundred people to have the JANT (except those who got … Continue reading

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Torah Fundamental #2

The Torah is a code which assumes a community tradition to fill in its gaps. That is, the Torah does not spell out how to carry out many of its commands. The details of procedure are often left to the … Continue reading

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Torah Fundamentals, #1

The first point worth learning about Torah seems an obvious one, but in fact it escapes quite a few people. Right from the beginning of the actual enactment of Torah (you’ll see what I mean shortly by “enactment”) this point … Continue reading

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Jewish Adventures in Church-Land

Many of you will remember Benjamin from Metropolis (not a real name, of course, as Metropolis is the city of Superman). Benjamin is a new follower of Yeshua from a religious Jewish background. He lives in a city that has … Continue reading

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How to Be a Messianic Congregation, #2

When I founded Tikvat David a little over ten years ago, I readily admit I had only the slightest idea what I was doing. My Jewish education was inadequate. My Christian education was lacking breadth. How do you form something … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashanah Sermon: Awe and Love of God

One of the reasons I usually teach you — with dialogue, discussion, the opportunity to challenge and give point and counterpoint — is that respect your intelligence. You are thinking people. You question what you are told. You ask if … Continue reading

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Torah and New Testament, #4

The approaching dissolution of the Jewish economy, and the erecting of the evangelical state, shall set this matter at large, and lay all in common, so that it shall be a thing perfectly indifferent whether in either of these places … 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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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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