SEEK THE CONTEXT: Biblical Texts, Language, Cultural Background & Meaning. Context Changes Everything!

One God, Different Callings

One God, Different Callings
Christians, Jews, Christ-following Jews- What’s the difference? Aren’t we all God’s chosen children, the Israel of God? For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him. (Rom 10:12). This makes sense on many levels. We, humans, are more alike than different from each other.  Only the reality shows us that we are different in some significant ways. Being different and unique should be seen in a positive light.  Consider for example that choosing Israel from the nations and setting the people aside as a unique group was God’s

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I am an educator, researcher, a faculty member and an avid believer in online education. My specialties are Sacred Texts and Cultures (Second Temple period, early Judaism and nascent Christianity). I am passionate about meaning, context, and cultural transmission of ancient texts. My preoccupations with history, ancient languages and contextual interpretation often find expression in my blog posts. Every human has a pretext, every message has a context. Context changes everything! Enjoy reading.