The Environment of the New Testament Era

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 […]

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 […]

Marvin Wilson on Scripture vs Theology

Marvin Wilson, in Exploring Our Hebraic Heritage,¬†shares some profound insight into the distinction between scripture and theology and why theological pursuits must remain firmly grounded in the text, and the text must remain firmly grounded in its historical and grammatical context: Scripture is divine revelation, uniquely inspired by God’s spirit. As the Word of God, […]

N.T. Wright on Paul’s Theology

N.T. Wright, New Testament scholar, presents an hour-long lecture on Paul and Christian theology. What Wright demonstrates is that Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles, is charged with presenting Jewish theology and theological concepts, to believers in Jesus as the Messiah who have no tradition, education, or history with the Jewish people. How do you […]