Category Archives: History

Doubting Doubts About David and Solomon

THE ISSUE, BRIEFLY INTRODUCED: The biblical history of the books of Samuel and even up to 1 Kings 11 has been called a fiction invented by later Judeans to give themselves a glorious past. This is not a fringe issue, … Continue reading

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Classic MJM Reading: Older Posts on Ancient Israel

I was challenged by a commenter to suggest posts I have written in the past about the historical reliability of the Hebrew Bible vis a vis certain critical theories which regard the older stories about Israel as a myth. I … Continue reading

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J-BOM: The Lamed-Vov

J-BOM stands for “Jewish Book of the Month.” We are a loose (very loose) movement of people reading a Jewish book every month. The summer has been Jewish fiction time. We finished As a Driven Leaf and The Promise. Now, … Continue reading

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Travel to Israel

On one of my trips to Israel, I think it was in 2005, we kept running into Nigerian groups. Our tour guide explained that Nigeria’s Muslims had demanded of the government a once in a lifetime, government-paid pilgrimage to Mecca. … Continue reading

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The Beginnings of “the Rabbis”

Understanding where we came from, as most people realize, is actually quite helpful. Often attitudes toward modern institutions are colored by historical processes set in motion long before the most distant ancestor we can find was born. Long before the … Continue reading

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J-BOM: A Summer of Jewish Fiction

J-BOM means “Jewish Book of the Month.” And Messianic Jews all over are reading together, a communal experience of Jewish literature and history which strengthens our bond, increases our understanding, and gives us shared experience in the great big world … Continue reading

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J-BOM: The Lost, Finding Bolechow

J-BOM is the Jewish Book of the Month club. It’s about MJ’s reading great Jewish books and having, as much as online life can provide, a communal experience of reading. If you can’t read all twelve books a year that … Continue reading

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