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, […]

Dr. John Walton on the Ancient Near East

Dr. John Walton presents a synopsis of the role of understanding the world of the Ancient Near East when working to exegete and understand scripture. Understanding the way the ancient Hebrews, Egyptians, Babylonians, Greeks, Romans, etc… thought, organized their societies, used language, and built relationships provides critical background information that helps us to understand the […]

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. […]

David Biven on Luke 15 and Matthew 28

David Biven of Jerusalem Perspective shares a quick video regarding Hebraic idioms found in the Gospels of Luke and Matthew, covering the parable of the Prodigal Son and Matthew’s resurrection account. How does it impact our reading of the Gospels, if we consider that the underlying Greek of the text may not convey the entirety of its […]

A Different Kind of Symphony

Scripture is a brilliant symphony about the redemption of a broken world and of sinful people, but what if the musicians and instruments telling the story are using a different kind of “music” than what we assume? What if we’re so used to listening to and analyzing one particular kind of music that we don’t […]