Hebrew Idiom in the Gospels

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 […]

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, […]

Jewish View of Jewish-Christian Relations

The following post was reproduced with permission. A New Jewish View of Jewish-Christian Relations On November 23, 2015, to mark the 50th jubilee of Nostra Aetate, the Chief Rabbi of France, Haim Korsia, presented to the Archbishop of Paris, Cardinal AndrĂ© Vingt-Trois, a declaration on the upcoming jubilee of brotherhood, expressing “A New Jewish View […]