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On the Purpose of Hebrews

From HEBREW CHRISTIAN VS. MESSIANIC JEW: DOES THE LETTER TO THE HEBREWS TEACH THAT THE NEW COVENANT HAS MADE TORAH OBEDIENCE OBSOLETE?: Anderson states later that Hebrews is dealing with different questions than those arising in the context of modern … Continue reading

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pagels on the tension between paul and james

Noted scholar Elaine Pagels points out the tension between the teachings of Paul and the teachings of James and the Twelve: Paul’s impassioned preaching soon attracted a considerable following of Gentiles in the Syrian city of Antioch, but it also … Continue reading

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Fracking Primer

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N.T. Wright Interprets “Flesh” for Everyone

Originally posted on New Leaven:
In two recent posts, we explored the meaning of sarx (“flesh” in ESV, NRSV, and “sinful nature” in T/NIV and NLT) as used by Paul.  We even had Wayne Leman, a professional linguist and translator of…

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A Warlord Messiah

Found in The The Son Of God scroll from the Dead Sea Scrolls: Column 1 (1) [the king. And when the Spirit] came to rest upo[n] him, he fell before the throne. (2) [Then Daniel arose and said,] ‘0 Wing, … Continue reading

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Legends of Melchizedek

Melchizedek is a character found in Genesis. Abraham gains spoils of war, and then he meets a mysterious priest of the “most high” God. To this priest, Abraham tithes. This priest is named Melchizedek: Gen 14:17 After his return from … Continue reading

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The Galatian Heresy

F.F. Bruce attempts to recreate the arguments against Paul being advanced by the Galatians. From The Epistle to the Galatians by F. F. Bruce: “The Jerusalem leaders are the only persons with authority to say what the true gospel is, … Continue reading

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