Monthly Archives: March 2009

Revelation 7, Israel, the Church, and Tabernacles

Last week I lamented the unfortunate conclusions Grant Osborne came to in his otherwise excellent commentary on Revelation. Like many other commentators, he reads Israel out of Revelation. Israel shows up in Revelation in four places: chapters 7, 11, 12, … Continue reading

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Understanding the Passover Haggadah, Part 4

This is a continuation from Part 3 about understanding the Maggid section of the Haggadah. The Laban the Aramean Section This is one of the most difficult sections of the Haggadah to understand. And the difficulty most readers have interpreting … Continue reading

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Understanding the Passover Haggadah, Part 3

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Kings, Bad Reading, Good Reading

I have recently returned to my first love in terms of theology and Biblical studies. That is, I decided to return to me former specialization in Hebrew Bible (what Christians call the Old Testament). It was my concentration in undergraduate … Continue reading

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Revelation's 144,000 and Grant Osborne's Commentary

I have been reading with profit Grant Osborne

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Passover and the Last Supper, Part 3

What are we to make of the seeming contradiction between the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke) and the Fourth Gospel regarding the nature of the Last Supper and the timing of Yeshua

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Passover and the Last Supper, Part 2

Having concluded that the synoptics clearly and without equivocation represent the Last Supper as a Passover Seder, we turn our attention to the Passion narrative in John. If it were not for John

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Passover and the Last Supper, Part 1

This is the time of year that I think mostly about Passover. I study the Haggadah, its history of development and the meaning of its parts, and prepare to lead a Seder in my home and then one for my … Continue reading

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Purim: The Hidden Miracle

Purim is almost here, the holiday commemorating the story of Esther, Mordecai, King Ahasuerus (Xerxes), and that hatable villain, Haman. In 2009 the commemoration begins at dawn on Monday, March 9, with a fast from dawn until dusk. In the … Continue reading

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The Truth About Divine Judgment

They said to the mountains and to the rocks,

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