Tag Archives: E.P. Sanders

The Tithe in Ancient Israel, Pt 1

In Judaism, ten percent (a tithe) of net earnings are to be given to tzedaka (charity). This is regarded as an obligation. A family member in need is the highest priority, followed by local needs of the poor, needs in … Continue reading

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The Problem of Christian Rabbinic Mythology

It’s a problem. The cause of the problem is at least partially motivated by something good: the desire to recapture the lost Jewishness of the New Testament, of Jesus, of Paul, and of Christianity. You hate to say something critical … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Yeshua, Pharisees, Revolution

Why were groups of Pharisees so interested in Yeshua? What power did Pharisees have to harm Yeshua? How do issues of power and Jewish beliefs help us recover the context of Yeshua

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Puzzling Pharisee Statement

This episode is one of the more important ones for understanding Yeshua

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Pharisees, Power, and Yeshua

What are we to believe about the Pharisees, the sometimes opponents of Yeshua, the group he so often criticized, the group unfortunately turned into the bogeymen of the Bible by too many careless readers? Yeshua had a lot of critical … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Disputes and Yeshua

Yeshua was involved in a number of disputes. What were they about? Some see these a Yeshua turning from the old religion and pointing people to a new one. E.P. Sanders helps us understand some levels of dispute about laws. … Continue reading

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