Monthly Archives: November 2008

The Non-Story Approach to Matthew’s Five Fulfillments

There are five fulfillment sayings in Matthew 1 and 2. In four of the five Matthew says these things happened to “fill up” [usual translation “fulfill”] some aspect of Israel’s story: #1, Matt 1:22-23 All this took place to fulfil … Continue reading

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Read All About It: Ancient Prophet’s Precise Prognostication!

The following is an introduction to a short series on the five fulfillments of Matthew 1 and 2. …………………………………………….. Everything we know in life comes to us through story. We grew up on stories we witnessed about family, childhood, the … Continue reading

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Exploring Israel in LaGrange, Georgia?

It is a Sunday evening and my friends and I are exploring Israelite tombs of varying periods. In one first temple period tomb, we find two complete skeletons and a vault with bones from generations unknown. Our connection to the … Continue reading

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The Strange Logic of Half-Jewish.net

I introduced a rather troubling letter to Messianic Jews found on half-jewish.net in a post earlier this week. As promised, I am going to say more about a few of the issues in the letter. For starters, I want to … Continue reading

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New Book on Islam and Christianity in the Middle East

Phillip Jenkins is an author who has written on the exploding Christianity of the non-Western world. Christianity is growing, not shrinking, outside of the West, even though it is shrinking drastically here in America. He has now written a book … Continue reading

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Synagogues, Church Buildings, Early Christianity

Here is a great article by Ben Witherington, one of my favorite New Testament scholars. If you don’t mind a long article and you like to know about historical and cultural backgrounds of the Bible, you will like this one. … Continue reading

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Half-Truth on HalfJewish.net?

I was recently made aware of a website known as half-jewish.net, the home page for the Half-Jewish Network. I like the idea of the site and I expected to find some useful material. I’m sure it is a site that … Continue reading

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