Tag Archives: New Testament

Three More Book Reviews!

Over the last few weeks three more book reviews have appeared discussing my new book, Jude: On Faith and the Destructive Influence of Heresy (Lederer: Messianic Jewish Publishers, 2014). The three reviews are by First Fruits of Zion, Emet HaTorah and … Continue reading

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Sukkot and Heavenly Ascent

Revelation 7:9-17 Sukkot is a joyous holiday packed with prophetic significance.  Our tradition teaches us that a time will come when all people will come up to Jerusalem to worship HaShem on Sukkot.  This is the climactic message of the … Continue reading

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Parashat Shoftim, Doubt, and Commissioning Disciples

John 20:19-29 Commission, authority and lack of faith.  These are the three primary themes found in this week’s Besora reading.  The Book of John describes Yeshua’s appearance to his disciples immediately following his death and crucifixion.  Shocked at what they … Continue reading

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My First Review!

My friend and colleague, Rabbi Derek Leman, just posted a review of my new book … and a very gracious one, at that. Rabbi Leman writes: The commentary is short and readable, with references to larger, more in-depth works by Richard … Continue reading

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Book Announcement

Just in time for the Summer conferences … My new book, a commentary on the Epistle of Jude, has just been published under the title, “Jude: On Faith and the Destructive Influence of Heresy” by Lederer/Messianic Jewish Publishers (right up … Continue reading

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Divine Messengers: Luke 5:1-11

This week’s Torah portion, Vayishlach, begins with the words, vayishlach Ya’akov malachim – and Jacob sent messengers ahead of him (Gen. 32:4). These messengers (or angels, as it can also be translated) were sent out ahead of Jacob in preparation for his … Continue reading

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A Chasidic Parallel to the Incarnation

The idea of a pre-existent Messiah is not completely unknown to Judaism. In fact, I lightly touched on this idea in my previous blog post on Breishit, where I connected this idea to Creation, and further to John, chapter 1. The book of … Continue reading

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Acts 21:20 – Thousands or Tens of Thousands?

In this recent video, Jerusalem scholar, David Bivin, addresses the underlying question of whether Acts 21:20 refers to “thousands”of Jewish believers in Jerusalem at the time of the Shaliach Sha’ul (the Apostle Paul), or “tens of thousands.” In the video … Continue reading

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Chronicles of the Apostles

I have long been aware of FFOZ’s Torah Club – an intensive year-long study program through the weekly Torah portions.  Although I have heard many great things about the series, I never experienced it firsthand. And then recently I received the … Continue reading

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Redemption, Resurrection and Looking Forward!

Luke 23:44-56 In Luke 23:44-56 we encounter Yeshua’s atoning death, during which, crying out in a loud voice, he declared “Into your hands I commit my Spirit.” Yeshua’s moment of death cataclysmically impacted both the physical and spiritual realms – renting the … Continue reading

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