Monthly Archives: December 2009

The Question of God’s Absence in Our Need

I got a great question last night in a comment on the beliefs page here at Messianic Jewish Musings. Darvari asks: If you don’t mind me asking, I’d like to get an idea of how do Jews today deal with … Continue reading

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Why the Medieval Rabbis Were Not So Medieval

Medieval is sort of a bad word to many people. For me it never has been. Chalk it up to a childhood fascinated with Tolkien and Arthurian legend and the romantic side of the Middle Ages. The Renaissance festival was … Continue reading

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Who Moved the Ladder? Biblical Archaeology Review

The latest issue of Biblical Archaeology Review has a fascinating and hilarious story of mystery. I’ve been to Israel eight times and I’ve seen the Holy Sepulchre church each time. I’ve heard my favorite tour guide (Itai) explain many times … Continue reading

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Shemot: The ZIBBC on Exodus

You will hear from time to time about the ZIBBC on Messianic Jewish Musings. The ZIBBC is the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary, edited by John Walton. This is a resource I recommend for Bible readers. The set for the … Continue reading

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RememberJerusalem.org

I don’t bring up my work with MJTI (mjti.com) on the blog very often. Not the least of reasons is that I sometimes get a little controversial here on Messianic Jewish Musings and I don’t hesitate to share my own … Continue reading

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History and the Bible Story, Pt 1

Speaking of what he calls the “death of Biblical history,” Keith Whitelam has said: It is now time for Palestinian history to come of age and formally reject the agenda and constraints of “biblical history.” . . . It is … Continue reading

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The Center of the World

In Biblical theology, Jerusalem is the place where God chose for his name to dwell, forever hallowed (see Deut 12:5 for the origins of this doctrine which is fleshed out in the Psalms and prophets). In my work with MJTI … Continue reading

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