Interview with Jason Mahler Part 2

View part one of this interview. Jason Mahler is the producer of The Dust Cast, a podcast dedicated to discussing the ancient Hebraic context of scripture. Jason was kind enough to answer a few questions that relate to topics discussed on this blog. The Dust Cast is a great resource for discussing the necessity of […]

Interview with Jason Mahler Part 1

Jason Mahler is the producer of The Dust Cast, a podcast dedicated to discussing the ancient Hebraic context of scripture. Jason was kind enough to answer a few questions that relate to topics discussed on this blog. The Dust Cast is a great resource for discussing the necessity of reading scripture in its proper social […]

Hebrew Idiom in the Gospels

David Biven demonstrates that the Greek of the New Testament contains several signs of a Semitic background. While this is not demonstrative of an actual Hebraic text behind any of the New Testament, it is a strong indicator that to some degree, a Semitic/Hebraic tradition (either oral or written) was in place by the time […]

The Bible in its High Context Setting

One fundamental aspect of biblical exegesis and interpretation that needs to be remembered is that the Bible is the product of high context Semitic cultures. What this means is that the Bible was produced by people who shared common cultural assumptions and tended to not explain or go into detail about shared cultural, ideological, and […]

Examining Jeremiah 31:33

John Walton, in his fantastic book Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament, presents a means of interpreting and understanding one of the promises of the New Covenant in Jeremiah 31 – the writing of Torah on the heart of Israel and Judah. This highlights an often missed or misunderstood portion of the relevant […]