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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Seeds and Fruit, Pt 2

Some people assume that Yeshua was a simple teacher, that his words were for peasants’ ears, used homey object lessons, and could be comprehended easily. It might seem unfair if the healing and compassionate prophet-messiah had an inside group or … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Seeds and Fruit

In the common thinking of the people, the kingdom of God would come suddenly and completely. One day the people would be oppressed and burdened with foreign rule and then the kingdom of Israel would rise meteorically and smash the … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Beatitudes and Hope

The Yeshua in Context book, audiobook, and eBook is due for release in August 2010. I plan to publish a sourcebook as well with lists, charts, and further resources for study. In this podcast, we’ll explore the beginning of what … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – A Prodigal Story

The Yeshua in Context book, audiobook, and eBook is due for release in August 2010. I plan to publish a sourcebook as well with lists, charts, and further resources for study. In this podcast, I examine the beloved story of … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – The Handwashing Dispute

The Yeshua in Context book, audiobook, and eBook is due for release in August 2010. I plan to publish a sourcebook as well with lists, charts, and further resources for study. In this podcast, I set up the problems in … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – The Temple Disputes, Part 2

In perhaps the most decisive event in Yeshua’s life he took on the leading institution of Jewish life and made a scene. Most historians studying the life of Yeshua are convinced the action of Yeshua in the Temple was a … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – The Temple Disputes, Part 1

Yeshua, like other Israelites in his day, was involved in disputes with other Israelites, parties, and factions in his time. There is a unique issue and problem in reading the stories of Yeshua’s disputes since it has often been the … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – The Markan Dispute Stories

The gospel of Mark tends to group stories thematically. Chapter one assembles a collection of healing and exorcism stories. Mark 2:1 – 3:6 assembles a series of dispute stories. What are we to make of these dispute stories? Adele Yarbro … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – The Messianic Secret

The gospels are short as biographical writings go. In such short narratives we might expect a simple story, describing what happened in Yeshua’s life, what his mission was, how he was received, and the meaning of his death and resurrection. … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – The New Moses, Pt 2

Storytelling is an art. The problem with art sometimes is that not everyone “gets it.” A gifted storyteller can weave in themes and references with an obvious message in mind and readers, especially when the context of history and society … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – The New Moses, Pt 1

Once, when Yeshua was accused of casting out demons by the power of Beelzebul, he said something that sounds a bit odd to modern ears, “But if it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Yeshua the Healer

The healing miracles of Yeshua are sort of a paradox. On the one hand, Yeshua did not want the wrong ideas about his identity as Messiah to spread too quickly. On the other hand, the healings he worked brought large … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Exorcism and Yeshua

Exorcism, or the casting out of demons, is a topic much maligned by images from movies. The idea of evil spirits, fallen angels, and demons is very ancient and is one of the concepts from the supernatural realm most difficult … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Yeshua the Wine Drinker

** Coming in 2010, my book is due for release: Yeshua in Context: Sketches of the Life and Times of Yeshua the Messiah. Look for news and opportunities to be involved. ** One of the more colorful phrases that has … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – The “Real” Yeshua

** Coming in 2010, my book is due for release: Yeshua in Context: Sketches of the Life and Times of Yeshua the Messiah. Look for news and opportunities to be involved. ** Who is the real Yeshua? There have been … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Yeshua as Messiah

The rationale for the Yeshua in Context podcast is getting back, in the limited ways this is possible, to viewing Yeshua’s life and message in the categories that were relevant for his own generation. So much water has gone under … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Yeshua as Prophet

There is a difference in the way Yeshua was viewed by his own generation and the way he has been viewed since then in church and Jewish tradition. Our image of Jesus the Christ of Christianity is different for many … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Yeshua as Teacher

One of the most helpful things we can do in getting back to the context of Yeshua’s life is to try and see him in the categories of the day. Yeshua was not a rabbi in the modern sense, someone … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Kingdom of Heaven, Pt 5

In his book Surprised by Hope, British scholar N.T. Wright mentions an interesting misunderstanding about the meaning of Yeshua’s resurrection. It is an objection, really, made by some scholars to the popular understanding of this age, the Age to Come, … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Kingdom of Heaven, Pt 4

One thing about Yeshua in his context, and it is still true two thousand years later in our own, is that he challenges conventional thinking. He makes the comfortable uncomfortable and encourages the uneasy and overlooked people. He disavows greatness … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Kingdom of Heaven, Pt 3

In part 1, we considered one of the largest associations Yeshua’s hearers would have had with the phrase “kingdom of heaven” or “kingdom of God.” That is the return of a kingship like David’s, a golden age for Israel under … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Kingdom of Heaven, Pt 2

We’re in the second part of a series considering what Yeshua’s hearers would have thought when they heard about the kingdom of God or the kingdom of heaven. The relationship of first century Jewish men and women to the scriptures … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Kingdom of Heaven, Pt 1

Yeshua had a central message. It was the first thing he ever taught. It was always in the background of everything else he taught. It is the key to understanding Yeshua and it is not a secret. It is well-known … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Judging Tribes

In the introduction to Seeking the Identity of Jesus, editors Beverly Roberts Gaventa and Richard Hays speak of some of the differing images of Jesus in religious life. One of the images they refer to struck a chord with me, … Continue reading

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Jewlicious.com Critical of the Yeshua in Context Podcast

At Jewlicious.com, Rabbi Yonah wrote on October 1 that iTunes should not allow some podcasts to be listed under Judaism. My podcast is one of three mentioned. Watch the video on jewlicious here: http://www.jewlicious.com/2009/10/messianic-podcasts-featured-on-itunes-as-jewish/ Here is my response in the … Continue reading

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