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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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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – The Sign of His Death

We have been considering the way Yeshua came not only to teach something with words, but to enact his message with symbolic actions. Yeshua the healer acted out a picture of the Age to Come, in which all will be … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Signs and Sabbath

In Mark 2:23 – 3:6, what is the meaning of Yeshua comparing his situation to David? Why did Yeshua deliberately seek out the Sabbath as a time to heal? We began last episode to examine the symbolic meaning of Yeshua’s … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Enactments of a Prophet

When you decide to get behind your assumptions and the images you are used to and seek to know Yeshua as he appeared to his own generation, it’s not easy and it’s not as if it all happens at once. … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Caesar, Yeshua, Kingship

Rosh HaShanah is coming, a time when we remember the kingship of God. Kingship is an unusual topic in our modern world, but it was the reality of Yeshua’s world. In considering the context of Yeshua’s life and message, we … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Common Judaism and Yeshua

What were the common and most important ideas in Judaism in the time of Yeshua? How did Yeshua position himself toward these ideas? Was he a Jewish teacher as many interpretations of his life now claim or was he a … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Yeshua, Pharisees, Revolution

Why were groups of Pharisees so interested in Yeshua? What power did Pharisees have to harm Yeshua? How do issues of power and Jewish beliefs help us recover the context of Yeshua’s life and message? Yeshua was a revolutionary. The … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Puzzling Pharisee Statement

This episode is one of the more important ones for understanding Yeshua’s mission and message. Yeshua from time to time said things that perplex most of his followers. He wasn’t a simple guy at all. Neither was his world a … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Pharisees, Power, and Yeshua

What are we to believe about the Pharisees, the sometimes opponents of Yeshua, the group he so often criticized, the group unfortunately turned into the bogeymen of the Bible by too many careless readers? Yeshua had a lot of critical … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Mitzvah and Mercy

It all started with a cab ride and dinner with some friends, Boaz Michael and Aaron Eby of First Fruits of Zion. As we ate at a kosher vegetarian restaurant in Miami, I was quizzing Aaron ruthlessly about his perspective … Continue reading

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