Monthly Archives: April 2009

Ancient Inscriptions Bearing on the Hebrew Bible

Epigraphy is not a word you toss out over a Starbucks. It’s one of those specialty words, a bit of academic jargon in Biblical studies and archaeology. It is the study of inscriptions (epigraphs), which means ancient writing usually on … Continue reading

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Hell in the New Testament

Part of my journey in the past five years has been re-assessing what I think I know about life, God, the Bible, and theology. It has been a particularly fruitful time, this half decade. Paradigms should be questioned and knowledge … Continue reading

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Textual Criticism and the Hebrew Bible

I have five loves in terms of study and scholarship: theology, rabbinics, New Testament, Second Temple Jewish literature, and Hebrew Bible studies. You might not know it from Messianic Jewish Musings, but my greatest area of competence is actually in … Continue reading

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Update to Omer Prayer Calendar

For any who are praying and have been following the prayer topics added by the UMJC for the Omer counting, I’ve posted the new week at tikvatdavid.com on the bottom of the home page.

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A.N. Wilson: Critic of Jesus, Now a Follower

Wow! I just saw this on Scot McKnight’s blog (a favorite hangout of mine). A.N. Wilson, British writer and formerly a fervent critic of Christianity and religion, and author of a book which dismisses Jesus, is not only a believer, … Continue reading

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Seventh Day of Passover: Happy Yom Tov!

And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened bread to the Lord; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not do … Continue reading

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Sefer Ha-Aggadah, The Book of Legends

Imagine having a book which organizes all or most of the midrashic stories and legends into one volume ordered thematically to follow the Bible and important topics. Wouldn’t that be a resource too good to be true? Well, its not … Continue reading

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