Monthly Archives: October 2010

Coming Soon, a New Series

In the past, there were many articles here about non-Jews, Torah, Messianic Judaism, Christianity, One Law, Two House, and so on. We often had arguments and some heated exchanges happened. I drew away from these discussions. Mostly there were about … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Reasons 4 Faith

Based on the four gospels and the life of Yeshua, what are some solid reasons to believe in Yeshua? I list seven. And the list may surprise you. It’s about realism, advanced notions in the gospels, foreshadowings hard to explain … Continue reading

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Yeshua as Torah

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Reasons for Faith in Yeshua

This will likely be the subject of my podcast tomorrow. Of the making of lists there is no end, to paraphrase Qohelet (Ecclesiastes). I am aware of this as I make lists for my YESHUA IN CONTEXT SOURCEBOOK, due out … Continue reading

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Psalm 47, Abraham, Gentiles as Abraham’s Children

Speaking of the “child of Abraham” theme (see “Abraham in the Gospels” below), Psalm 47 develops the gentiles in the covenant of Abraham theme. The Psalm itself is about the peoples (gentiles) coming to God. Psalm 47:10 (9 in Christian … Continue reading

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Abraham in the Gospels

What does it mean to be an Israelite? This is the sort of question that was on the mind of people in Yeshua’s time. Rome had power. Israel was a subjected people. But God was expected to show up any … Continue reading

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Newsletter: Yeshua in Context

THE FOLLOWING IS A NEWSLETTER I SENT OUT TODAY TO MY YESHUA IN CONTEXT LIST. If you’d like to be on the list, email me at yeshuaincontext at gmail. . . I was just reading N.T. Wright yesterday saying that … Continue reading

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Writing Theology, Risks, Rewards, N.T. Wright

Or should I call is Wrighting Theology, Wrisk and Wreward? (Or Wrighting N.T. Theology). When you write theology, especially in public forums, there are risks and rewards. I get a pretty fair amount of appreciation from people. I hope, no … Continue reading

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Rethinking Yeshua’s Narrow Road

Enter through the narrow gate, because the gate is wide and the way is spacious that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. But the gate is narrow and the way is difficult that leads to … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Questions, Yeshua as Exorcist

What does it mean that the first biblical stories of exorcisms come in the life of Yeshua? And after Yeshua, we hear only a little about exorcisms? What does this say about his messianic mission? How does Luke 13:32 give … Continue reading

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Is Anything Wrong with “Sunday Church”?

“Sunday church” is a derogatory term I hear from well-meaning people, usually of the Judeo-Christian variety (Hebraic roots, Jewish roots, gentile Messianics). The adjective Sunday place before the word church is thought to convey all that is wrong with religion … Continue reading

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Conferences and Presentations on Yeshua

Since Yeshua in Context: The Life and Times of Yeshua the Messiah was released on August 30, I’ve been in nine churches talking with people about the historical Jesus, the gospels, the need for gospel reading as a regular discipline … Continue reading

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The Eye as Lamp of the Body

Matthew 6:22-23 (Luke 11:34-36) is confusing for moderns. What is the meaning of this strange saying of Yeshua? Click here to read the answer at YeshuaInContext.com. And while there, why not sign up for future updates and information about speaking … Continue reading

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Conversations About Law and Grace, 5

Chris was about the show Jude some Paul verses that sound like all of Jesus’ followers are law-free, but something else occurred to him. Chris: There are just so many little pieces of evidence on my side. I don’t think … Continue reading

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iBookstore: Yeshua in Context Now Available

Tell you friends. Yeshua in Context is now (or should be within a few hours) available at the iBookstore. You can get it, you know, for your iPad! It is only $8.99. Of course, you can get it directly from … Continue reading

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The End of Bible of Unknowing Blog

I’m taking down one of my other blogs, the Bible of Unknowing blog. For those of you who checked it out during its three month run, thank you. This does not mean I am through with the project, writing a … Continue reading

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Getting Matthew 5:17-20 Right

One of the blind spots in historic Christian theology is the ongoing significance of the Law of Moses. Early on, in an environment of anti-Semitism that is well-documented, church fathers decided both that Israel had been replaced in God’s promises … Continue reading

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Both-And vs. Either-Or

I’m convinced that a both-and philosophy instead of an either-or philosophy would solve many tensions in biblical interpretation. This topic came to me after reading what seems to me a ridiculous statement by an otherwise great scholar, Dale Allison, in … Continue reading

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Comments Rolling Now on Why OJ’s Should Believe

My post from October 13 is drawing some worthwhile discussion now. Check it out: https://derek4messiah.wordpress.com/2010/10/13/why-orthodox-jews-should-believe-in-yeshua/

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Questions, The Heralding Yeshua

Chapter 3 of Yeshua in Context is called “The Heralding Yeshua.” Yeshua was a herald of the kingdom, both as a prophet and as the bringer of the kingdom. Examining a text in Mark which ironically has bookmarks with first … Continue reading

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Simon of Cyrene, Why You Should Know Him

More faithful goodness from Richard Bauckham’s Jesus and the Eyewitnesses. Simon of Cyrene is another interesting case. Last week I brought up Cleopas. It gets harder for people to say the gospels are invented stories when you get into these … Continue reading

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Conversations About Law and Grace, 4

Chris and Jude pick up their discussion later over coffee. Chris: Okay, I brought my Bible with me this time and now I’m going to make it harder for you. Jude: I thought you believed the gospel should make it … Continue reading

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Why Orthodox Jews Should Believe in Yeshua, 1

I want to say at the beginning, and I will be accused of contradicting this principle, I am sure, that I mean no disrespect to people who belong to Orthodox synagogues. Recently I had online “opponents” from OJ (Anonymous and … Continue reading

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Eyewitnesses of Yeshua’s Story

On the YeshuaInContext blog, I posted Friday an intriguing insight into an eyewitness whose stories about Yeshua were known to the early community. The eyewitness is Cleopas. And he is one of several historical figures whose story stands out in … Continue reading

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Conversations About Law and Grace, 3

Chris and Jude continue their discussion about pepperoni after the game. Chris: So, I have the feeling that although you keep these rules like “don’t eat pepperoni,” you don’t expect me to keep them. Jude: Right. Chris: Is that because … Continue reading

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