Category Archives: Sacrifices and Purity

Sacrifices, the Older and the Newer

There are so many interesting aspects to the sacrificial system of the Torah. I have often recommended to Messianic Jewish Musings readers the seminal and masterful commentary in three volumes on Leviticus by Jacob Milgrom in the Anchor series (note: … Continue reading

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The Passover Offerings

Passover is coming (first Seder is Monday night, March 29) and I

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Ki Tisa and the Mishkan, Musings

The Torah portion this week (Ki Tisa, Exodus 30:11 – 34:35) continues with some discussion of the Tabernacle (Mishkan) and more. The most important verse for understanding Shabbat is in here (Exod 31:13). Lots of good stuff, including the Golden … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur, Atonement, and the Cross

Atonement is not really a biblical word. It is a middle English coined phrase (being at one with God or at-one-ment). The biblical word is more like cleansing or wiping away, as in the blood wiping away the pollution of … Continue reading

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Levitical Theology and New Paradigms

I have been reading the notes in Study Bibles lately. I am preparing for a project that I will make known sometime in the near future. As part of my preparation, I am reading and comparing various Study Bibles. Although … Continue reading

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Passover: Handwashing?

As Passover gets near, I plan to blog more and more about aspects of the holiday. Be sure and check out various articles under the category Passover (see categories to the right), including a series on Preparing for Passover and … Continue reading

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The Truth About the Sacrifices

I spoke last night at a Christian Ladies’ Bible Study. I love speaking to Ladies’ Bible Study groups. I get to speak in about 50 churches a year, which I also enjoy. But the commitment level of women who attend … Continue reading

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Purity Laws and the Doctrine of Resurrection, Part 1

Recently we considered the fact that there will be sacrifices and purity laws in the Age to Come. Now I would like to consider how the purity laws of the Torah point to the doctrine of the resurrection of the … Continue reading

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Purity Laws and Sacrifices in the Age to Come?

When I wrote my latest book, A New Look at the Old Testament, one of my goals was to bring to Christians and Messianic Jews a sound theology of the sacrificial system. Liberal Jews, and most Christians, think that the … Continue reading

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