Category Archives: Ebionites and Nazirites

Ebionites, Messianic Jews, Identity, and Commitment

Here is how I took last week’s exploration of the identity of the Ebionites and turned it into a sermon for a mixed community of Jews and non-Jews. I know this is long, but if you care about Messianic Judaism, … Continue reading

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Ebionites: Heretics or Messianic Jews?

We’ve been learning a little bit about the Ebionites courtesy of Oskar Skarsaune and Reidar Hvalvik’s book Jewish Believers in Jesus, and specifically Skarsaune’s chapter on the Ebionites. Just who were these Jewish believers? What did they believe and why? … Continue reading

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Ebionites, Humble Believers

Just who were the Ebionites, that pseudo-mythical sect of Jewish followers of Jesus from the early centuries of Christendom? Norwegian scholar Oskar Skarsaune brings together recent scholarship and sound reasoning to get at a more accurate picture of these Torah-practicing … Continue reading

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Ebionites, Jewish Believers, Typical Confusion

Church history is not my field and while I may have read more about it than the average person, I make no claim to be well-read in these areas. In fact, I can see that I need to do more … Continue reading

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