Any theological teaching that gives Jews a place of privilege over Palestinians or Gentiles in general, or that places any added burdens and restrictions upon the Jews because of their ethnicity, is a relic of an unenlightened past Continue reading “Thomas Williamson: Dispensationalism and Racism (2003)”
Had I perceived that you were all zealously disposed to go to war with the Romans, and that the purer and more sincere part of the people did not propose to live in peace, I had not come out to you, nor been so bold as to give you counsel; for all discourses that tend to persuade men to do what they ought to do is superfluous, when the hearers are agreed to do the contrary. Continue reading “Ovid Need: King Agrippa’s Speech To the Nationalists (1998)”
The apostles generally had no need to explain the original contexts, which were not in dispute. Midrash differs from parable in that parables form a teaching on the basis of a supposed or hypothetical history. The illustrations derived from midrash, on the other hand, have their foundation in factual history. Continue reading “Marcus Booker: New Covenant as Apostolic Midrash (2003)”
A.D.79: All signs described by Jesus happened to the generation to which Jesus spoke some fifty years earlier.
Those “seven hills” are easy to identify. If one starts with the Mount of Olives just to the east of the main City of Jerusalem (but still reckoned to be located within the environs of Jerusalem), there are three summits to that Mount of Olives. Continue reading “Ernest Martin: The Seven Hills of Jerusalem (2002)”
It has been said by some very Godly old time bible scholars that all of God’s promises are conditional. The land promises did not specifically say that Israel would occupy even though they disobeyed — only that it would be given to them. Continue reading “Vern Mason: Israel Received All of the Land (2002)”
All the time that I had not seen Uriah’s prophecy of destruction (Micha 3:12) come true, I was afraid Continue reading “Rabbi Pinchas Frankel: The Prophecy Shall Come True – A Tale of Akiva (2001)”
Hard upon us is the Fast of Tisha B’Av, the Ninth of Av, the saddest day of the Jewish year. The day is called that because on it fell the Disaster of the “Meraglim,” the Spies who betrayed HaShem and the Land of Israel, on the verge of the Jewish People’s entry into the Holy Land. Continue reading “Rabbi Pinchas Frankel: The Third Haftarah of Punishment (2001)”
On the “ninth of Ab” it was decreed concerning our fathers, that they should not enter into the land (of Canaan), the first and second temple were destroyed, Tisha B’av may have been our 9/11, but out of this painful crucible, we will eventually emerge stronger and more robust than ever before. Continue reading “Tisha B’Av Study Archive”
That the poetic — and I see no reason for doubting the real — date of the Apocalypse is under Vespasian, is so evidently implied in the five kings preceding (for Galba, Otho, and Vitellus, were abortive emperors) that is seems to me quite lawless to deny it.
Continue reading “Samuel Taylor Coleridge Study Archive”