For years I had a major perspective issue when it came to understanding the law and how it related to first century Jews. This also applies to what happened to the law in the New Testament as we have been discussin. When we read scripture we tend to find what we want to find. The […]
In ancient Hebrew culture children were of supreme importance. A child was considered one of the greatest blessings God could give. They were means of passing on one’s identity, heritage and lineage. They were tied to the covenant promises (Gen 15:5). They were connected with obedience to the law (Exodus 20:12). They were lauded as […]
The Pharisees had such strict standards because they were reactionaries and visionaries. They were reactionaries in the sense that as they looked at the history of the Jewish people they saw a pattern of disobedience = punishment/faithfulness = blessing. They reacted to the history of their people by establishing stricter standards of the Law on […]
Here is the post. Also have a look at the comments for some good sources on learning about how Rabbi’s and their students worked in the first century. This post has some good biblical parallels. Thanks John for such a good post!
(HT to Carl McComan at The Website of Unknowing) There are more problems with both sides of the debate than you can shake a stick at. I don’t personally dislike Ann Coulter. I just wish she would stick with what she is an expert at and leave the armchair theology alone. It just makes everyone […]