Monthly Archives: October 2008

King David: Oldest Hebrew Inscription Found in Israel

There is a debate in the world of archaeology and history of ancient Israel. Some people suggest that ancient Israel never existed, with some even saying there never was a first temple. One of the famous voices is Israel Finkelstein … Continue reading

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Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker’s Guide, God

My posts are usually about the Bible, Messianic Judaism, Second Temple Jewish Literature, theology, Israel, and so on. And in some ways this is a theological topic. But I thought I would muse on some fiction reading I am doing … Continue reading

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Jewish Apocalyptic Literature: A Survey

I’m studying and teaching about Revelation at the congregation. And before you can understand something, it is good to know what it is. Revelation is an apocalypse, a kind of Jewish writing found in the Second Temple period and a … Continue reading

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The Remnant of Israel, Part 2

In this second part, I want to tease the issue of the Jewish community today in the plan of God. We will come back to that issue in a future post in this series. Meanwhile, I will define and set … Continue reading

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The Remnant of Israel, Part 1

This weekend, I preached a sermon on the remnant theme in the Bible. No, don’t worry, I will not be posting that sermon here on Messianic Jewish Musings. I try to post sermons only occasionally. Rather, I’d like to make … Continue reading

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FFOZ and Messianic Judaism

There are many organizations connected in some way or another to Messianic Judaism and various expressions of Torah and Hebrew roots from a Christian perspective. There are several important areas of diversity in the phenomenon widely known as Messianic Judaism. … Continue reading

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Olives, Violence, and Settlers

Loving Israel sometimes means denouncing Jewish extremists. I have a basic sympathy with the aim of settlers in Israel who want to see all of Israel belong to the Jewish people (though I would add that non-Jews who own land … Continue reading

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