Yom Kippur: Ritual and Moral Purity

First, before starting this this new article I'd like to present my previous articles on the subject, since they give some background: Yom Kippur, Part 1: Traditions and Blood Yom Kippur, Part 2: The Exodus and the Future Did God Reject the Sacrifice Because of Yeshua?  A Response to Rabbi Singer Yom Kippur! There is no holier day …

From HebrewRoot: Hebrews 7-10

We have already established elsewhere that while it is definitely a teaching of the Bible that the Old Covenant (specifically, the Mosaic Covenant; cf. Jer. 31:31) has been replaced by a New (or Renewed) Covenant, this does not require that the Torah be replaced by a “New Law” as well.  This can be further demonstrated …

Common Mistranslations – The Book of Hebrews

The book of Hebrews has long been interpreted to be a kind of Galatians to the Jews, warning Jewish Christians not to go “back” to the religion of Judaism. For example, Albert Barnes writes in the introduction to his commentary, The general purpose of this Epistle is, to preserve those to whom it was sent …

Mistranslation Pet Peves and the ISV

Let's face it:  Translation of any sort is tricky work. If you try to translate strictly word-for-word, you risk losing the real meaning of the text by not explaining the idioms.  Remember Back to the Future, where Marty keeps saying, "Whoah, that's heavy"?  All of us who remember 1988 knew exactly what it meant, but …