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Category Archives: Rabbinics
I recently read the “Gospel of Nicodemus” in The Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden. The English translation there is what I will quote in this post. The “Gospel of Nicodemus” is also known as … Continue reading
Exodus 22:2-3 posits a situation in which a thief is breaking into somebody’s home: 2 If a thief is found breaking in, and is beaten to death, no bloodguilt is incurred; 3 but if it happens after sunrise, bloodguilt is … Continue reading
In Matthew 23:35, Jesus is lambasting the Pharisees, and he says: “That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye … Continue reading
I recently read the Testament of Abraham for my daily quiet time. The Charlesworth Pseudepigrapha dates it to the first-second centuries C.E. E.P. Sanders, in his editorial introduction to the work, argues that it has an Egyptian Jewish background. In … Continue reading
Rich Robinson. Christ in the Sabbath. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2014. See here to buy the book. Rich Robinson is a Jew who believes in Jesus and a researcher for Jews for Jesus. He has an M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity … Continue reading
In this post, I would like to post a couple of items on the belief within rabbinic Judaism that certain commands in the Torah could be nullified, or simply not applied. A commenter asked me about this topic yesterday (see … Continue reading
Growing up as a Christian, I was taught that the animal sacrifices in the Old Testament foreshadowed Jesus Christ’s death on the cross to pay the penalty for people’s sins. I assumed that those sins were intentional sins—-sins that people … Continue reading
I am reading the Sibylline Oracles in my Charlesworth Pseudepigrapha. The Sibylline Oracles were female prophetesses at various points in history, and Jews and Christians produced editions of their prophecies. I am currently reading Book 1 of the Sibylline Oracles, … Continue reading
II Chronicles 27 is about Jotham the king of Judah. Jotham was a righteous king. Rashi’s comments on Jotham caught my eye (see here what Rashi says about verse 2). Rashi refers to something that Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai said … Continue reading