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Is Christianity Jewish?

In Jewish Culture and History by Pinchas Shir

Doesn’t everyone know that some things are Jewish and other things are Christian and these are mutually exclusive categories? Indeed, it may be so for many people today. But Χριστός – “Christ” is a purely …

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Torah and Gentile Christians

In Jewish Apostle Paul by Dr. Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

The day has come. A special assembly has been convened by James in Jerusalem. Luke describes an impressive group of Judean, Galilean and Diaspora-based elders and apostles that have been persuaded that Jesus is indeed …

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First Let Me Bury My father

In Jewish Jesus by Dr. Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

One of Jesus’ most disturbing statements was made in response to a man who, before fully committing to the service of God, asked for some time off. He needed to bury his father first. Jesus …

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Was Paul a Christian?

In Jewish Apostle Paul by Pinchas Shir

Most people know that Paul was a pious Jew, a former Pharisee trained with the Jewish sages at the feet of Gamaliel (Acts 22:3). But while most people also see him as a radical convert …

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God’s Grace and Law of Moses

In Jewish Jesus by Dr. Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

“The new is in the old concealed; the old is in the new revealed,” said Augustine. This quotation’s main achievement is that it boldly opposes the general tendency among many Christian believers to juxtapose two …

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Was Tamar a sinner or a saint?

In Hebrew Bible by Dr. Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

Judah being one of Jacob’s children, participates in a conspiracy to get rid of his half-brother Joseph by selling him to Egypt. Given the 20 year life expectancy of Egyptian slaves, being sold to Egypt …

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The Biblical Hebrew Compass

In Hebrew Bible by Dr. Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

We read in Gen. 13:14: “And the LORD said to Abram…: Raise your eyes and look out from where you are, to the north (צָפֹנָה) and south (נֶגְבָּה), to the east (קֵדְמָה) and west (יָמָּה).” …