Two lectures on Dead Sea Scroll found at Qumran and their significance for biblical studies. How the scrolls were found? What do they teach us and what their texts represent? Sample readings from the scrolls. The lectures were recorded live, they are unedited, complete with questions and comments from the live audience.
You are probably intrigued. Why would anyone suggest that Kosher is not biblical? Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14 articulates what should be eaten and what should not be eaten by Israelites without ambiguity. However, the terminology of Kosher vs. Unkosher…Continue Reading
Over the past century and a half, archaeologists have excavated a variety of sites in Jerusalem, bringing to light many aspects of everyday life in the biblical city. The examination of ceramic vessels for cooking and serving, as well as…Continue Reading
Since ancient times many Israelites preferred not to shave, but to wear a beard. Males from the western culture, especially since Roman times, preferred to shave off their facial hair. And we have countless images and depictions of people from…Continue Reading
Jesus was a Rabbi. But how does that matter? This understanding has no value if one does not know much about ancient Rabbis. Merely stating that Jesus is Jewish or that he was a Rabbi means absolutely nothing unless one understands…Continue Reading
This article is a drash on Shema. As a drash it is meant to be an inspirational teaching and with some lessons for today. But I cannot inspire anyone with a verse from the Bible properly without explaining what it…Continue Reading
Revelation mentions a mysterious group, a false teaching of Nicolaitans. There are many theories who these Nicolaitans were, but research focused on the cultural, historical and linguistic context of Revelation changes everything and challenges the traditional theories built on more…Continue Reading