The cognitive and exegetical environment of the 2nd Temple/New Testament era is far more diverse and far different than most biblical readers understand. Relative to the expectations and assumptions of modern readers, the various New Testament authors often utilized creative readings, and even at times deliberate alteration of the text in order to support their […]
In this video, part four of a 12 part series, the late Dr. Robert Lindsey, of the Jerusalem School of Synoptic Research, continues to describe Jesus’ self-understanding as Messiah.
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 […]
“But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all […]
We may understand, on a practical level, the Jewishness of Jesus – but do we grasp how far and how conceptually deep that Jewishness goes? Would we be shocked to see the words of Jesus in comparison to the later mishnaic sages of rabbinic Judaism? What does it mean to understand the words and life of […]