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 […]
In this video, part two of a 12 part series, the late Dr. Robert Lindsey, of the Jerusalem School of Synoptic Research, describes how Jesus’ self-understanding as Messiah is reflected in the unique, but still thoroughly Hebraic, way he called God his Father.
Dr. Robert Lindsey, along with Dr. David Flusser, was a founding member of the Jerusalem School of Synoptic Research. In this video, part one of a 12 part series, Dr. Lindsey describes how Jesus’ self-understanding as Messiah and also the way he describes this to those around him follows a particularly Hebraic pattern of thinking. […]
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, […]
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 […]