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Who was the first Comforter?

In Jewish Jesus by Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

On one occasion Jesus made a curious promise to his disciples. He said: “I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Comforter” (John 14:16). This implies, of course, that he himself was …

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The Lion From the Tribe of Judah

In Jewish Jesus by Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

Jesus, while reaching out to Samaritan Israelites, did not hide his Judean perspective: “You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we (Judeans) worship what we do know…”. The Samaritan woman, despite her own community’s …

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What was the Mark of the Beast?

In Jewish Apocalypse by Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

In the Book of Revelation, we read a text that describes that with the arrival of the evil Beast – the enemy of God’s people, Christ-followers will be excluded from participation in local economy unless …

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Are Christians Now Jews?

In Jewish Culture and History by Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

In Gal. 3:27-29 we read: “For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you …

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666 or 616?

In Jewish Apocalypse, Jewish Culture and History by Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

Today gematria is well-known as a Jewish interpretive method that assigns numerical values of Hebrew letters to words, phrases and/or sentences. Then, by adding them together, it seeks to determine their deeper meaning. Sometimes that …

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What is the Lord’s Day?

In Jewish Culture and History by Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

The Book of Revelation is a Jewish, anti-Roman text that comes to us from the first century.  The Jewish Christ acts as the High Priest of the heavenly tabernacle, walking amidst seven golden lampstands (Rev. …

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Things we think we know

In Jewish Culture and History by Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

Someone very wise once said, “we are most blinded not by things we don’t know, but by things we think we know.” Take for example, words we freely use today such as “church” or “synagogue.” …

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How Jesus Built Fences Around Torah

In Hebrew Bible, Jewish Jesus by Ewelina Drela

Among the Pharisaic proto-rabbis, “building fences around the Torah” was a common practice. Unlike their primary opponents, the Sadducees, the Pharisees observed a long tradition of oral interpretation of and commentary on Torah, going back …

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What is Armageddon? 

In Jewish Apocalypse by Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

In the Book of Revelation, we read about a bowl of God’s wrath that will be one day poured out upon the enemies gathered to fight God’s people in the place called Armageddon. The verse …