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 […]

David Stern on Hebrews 8:6

David Stern, in his Jewish New Testament Commentary, points out that the traditional translation of Hebrews 8:6 obscures a vital theological element. A typical modern translation of Hebrews 8:6 is: But as it is, Christ has obtained a ministry that is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, […]

Ephesians 1 and Ransom

In Him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness […]

A Yom Kippur Message

This message was originally written for the Metro Voice Christian newspaper in Kansas City by congregational leader Jerry Feldman of Adat Yeshua Messianic Congregation¬†in Overland Park, KS. To this very day, the Jewish people have maintained the observance of the upcoming Holy Days (Lev.23) as part of the everlasting covenant and in accordance with Moses. […]

James and the Wisdom of Sirach

Along with¬†the Jewishness of Jesus and of Paul, let’s take a look at another New Testament writer, James 1Technically, if we transliterate directly from Hebrew, the appropriate English equivalent is Jacob, not James. Starting in chapter one of his epistle: Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the […]