Messiah in Exodus

Apparently people like it when I publish what amounts to raw notes. Actually, that makes sense: I'm more to the point, the notes are easy to scan, and they serve as a jumping-off point for one's own studies. So, that being the case, here's a follow-up to Messiah in Genesis. On the many Messianic prophecies …

From HebrewRoot: 2 Corinthians 3

Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God, who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. But if the ministry of death, in …

The Curse of the Law: Part 1 – Deuteronomy as a Treaty

(This post was first published over a year ago, but then I realized I hadn't set it up very well. Hopefully, second time's the charm.) As I've mentioned a couple of times on this blog, I've been working on a paper that I hope to get peer-reviewed at some point. It turns out that that's …

Yes, Paul does teach that followers of Christ remain under the authority of the Law of Moses

Sometimes, it takes a bit of a challenge to draw me out of my current shell. For those of you who aren't up on my personal life, I've got another Bugg in the oven (a girl this time) and between getting ready for her arrival and three out of four of my computers being down, …

The Jew and the Law

One cannot separate the Christian hostility for Jewish disciples who continue to keep the practices of their people from the Christian attitude of dismissal and even suspicion of the Torah, the “old law” or “law of Moses.” To the minds of most Christians, there is an insurmountable wall between the Law and the Grace they …

Parashah 14: Shemot

Torah: Shemot (Exodus) 1:1-6:1 Haftarah: Yesha'yahu (Isaiah) 27:6-28:13; 29:22-23 B’rit Chadashah:  Hebrews 2:9-3:15, 11:24-26 Oftentimes, we wonder why we or someone dear to us suffers for what seems to us to be no reason at all.  Why, we wonder, did our ancestors (whether physical or spiritual) have to suffer through centuries of slavery in Egypt?  …