Category Archives: Questions

B.T. Sanhedrin 90b and the Resurrection

I finished Brad Young’s Paul the Jewish Theologian. On page 125, Young quotes Babylonian Talmud Sanhedrin 90b.  What’s in the brackets is from Young: “The Sadducees [minim; literally, heretics] asked Rabban Gamaliel, ‘How do you prove that the Holy One, … Continue reading

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Does Popularity Mean Quality?

People often tell me that, if I write quality posts, then people will flock to my blog.  My question is this: Does popularity mean quality?  I’m not asking this out of an attitude of self-pity, for my blogs have been … Continue reading

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Where Did Cain Get His Wife?

Where did Cain get his wife?  Many contend that Cain married his sister, for Genesis 5:4 affirms that Adam had sons and daughters.  But I’m skeptical of this, for a variety of reasons: 1.  After Cain killed Abel, God gave … Continue reading

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Questions About Genesis 1:28-29

Each night, I pray ten minutes before I go to bed, and I decided a few days ago to incorporate Bible reading into that.  Essentially, I will read a passage, and then I will talk about it in my prayer.  … Continue reading

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Individuality, Community, and Alienation

I finished Texts and Responses.  I’ll use as my starting-point something that Paul Flohr says on page 222: “[He is unable] ‘to accept the natural aloneness of the ego.’  He thus seeks union with the world, but it is ‘refused … Continue reading

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Hebrews and Animal Sacrifices

The epistle to the Hebrews contends that animal sacrifices cannot take away sin. Why not? In Hebrews 10:1-4, we see its rationale: “Since the law has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the true form … Continue reading

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My Church on the Nature of Jesus

The priest at the Catholic church that I attend spoke about the nature of Jesus in his last two sermons. There are two issues that I want to discuss: 1. Last Sunday, the priest said that Jesus did not become … Continue reading

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Christmas Musings 2007

Today is Christmas, 2007. What am I doing today? Yesterday, I was privileged to receive my video of It’s a Wonderful Life. This was fortuitous. I could have gotten it after Christmas, but It’s a Wonderful Life is Christmas fare, … Continue reading

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The New Circumcision

I heard a presentation yesterday that I just can’t get out of my mind. It was by Joshua Garroway, a candidate for my school’s faculty. He is still being considered, and his dissertation has not yet been published, so I … Continue reading

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How Will They Know?

Throughout the Book of Ezekiel, God says that various people shall know that God is the LORD. Usually, the context is God’s wrath. In Ezekiel, the ones who will know God’s identity include the people of Judah and other nations, … Continue reading

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