The oldest Hebrew Bible texts are the Dead Sea Scrolls (c. 250 B.C.E.–115 C.E.), but the most nearly complete copies of the Hebrew Bible are codices from a thousand years ago. What happened in the period between these two discoveries? The Ashkar-Gilson Manuscript fills the gap in our knowledge of this interim period.
What Is the Function of Place in the Hebrew Bible?
Place is of central concern in the Hebrew Bible, and biblical authors used place to make sense of the past, present, and future as well as their relationship to God and neighbor.
What are the names for God that are used in the Hebrew Bible?
There are many different names for God in the Hebrew Bible, or the Tanach.
Your Guide to Reading the Hebrew Bible
Have you always wanted to read the Bible, but didn’t know how to get started? In addition to the myriad ...
How Does the Hebrew Bible Relate to the Ancient Near Eastern World?
Knowing something about ancient Near Eastern history and culture will deepen the historical understanding of the documents that compose the Hebrew Bible.
Judaism and Christianity Both Rely on the Hebrew Bible. Why Do They Interpret It So Differently?
The interpretative keys that each community brings to the texts are so different that it is almost as though they recognized two different Bibles
Preacher’s Toolkit: Should I Learn Hebrew and Greek or Is Bible Software Enough?
Kevin McFadden shows why preachers and others who teach the Bible ought to learn Hebrew and Greek.
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What Is Faith? The Answer from Hebrews 11
What is faith? No better answer is given in perhaps all the Bible than in the great eleventh chapter of the book of Hebrews. Here a tapestry is unfolded, depicting great examples of faith from the record of Old Testament heroes.
Learn Biblical Hebrew
Learn Old Testament Hebrew from scratch or master the language if you're all ready a student. It's free, friend, so there are no excuses. Let's do this.
By Jennie Starr I am an Israeli-American, raised in the US, but I didn’t learn to speak Hebrew until I was an adult. Speaking Hebrew strengthened my connection to Israel, family, Israelis and even Jewish life. It helped me relate, made me more passionate about Israel’s vitality, and increased my sense of ownership in Israel’s future. Since then, I’ve encouraged many parents to teach their children…
What Is The Chief Political Concern Of The Bible?
Both religion and politics are concerned with how we should organize societies. Yet the tendency for Christians has often been to begin with the politics...
What The Bible Teaches About Tolerance
Today it is politically correct to teach tolerance about everything, so what does the Bible teach about tolerance and how does it differ from the world’s version of tolerance? Toleration Tolerance has been defined as having sympathy for a cause, person, or belief, even if it’s against one’s own personal preferences or beliefs. We can …
How Parenting Your ‘Tween Through a Jewish Lens Supported My Interfaith Family
The class on parenting Jewish ‘tweens came along at a perfect time for us — we have two! Our class at Temple Shalom had parents from all different places on the spectrum of Jewish upbringing and affiliation. This 5-session class was led by Bonnie Glickman, a wonderful educator with a background in counseling who is also a thoughtful and experienced parent. She helped us see our…
10 Bible Verses For College Freshmen
Exploring How to “Be” Jewish Before the Baby Arrived
It was a perfect fall day in late October, one of those days that are a rarity with our finicky New England weather The bright sun shone strong in the sky given the time of year, the heat warming my very pregnant body as I walked — or more aptly, waddled — hand-in-hand down the bike path through Davis Square with my husband. photo credit Lorna Stell Photo I soaked in this spontaneous day date as our daughter spent the afternoon with my…
Arab students will learn Hebrew from kindergarten, Bennett announces
"Improvement of Hebrew among Arab students will result in their ability to more easily integrate into the Israeli workforce, and economy and society at large," he added.
What Does the Bible Say About Suffering?: An Interview with Brian Han Gregg
The quest for an answer to the problem of suffering is universal. People often treat the Bible like a manual, looking for a single clear response that explains the presence of evil and suffering. Perhaps the Bible does not have one but many responses to suffering. To pick out one theme is to hear the …
How do we deal with apparent inconsistencies in the Bible?
As Western culture continues the process of secularization, Christians continually lament the decline of Biblical literacy inside and outside of the Church. Several surveys show that American and evangelical believers lack basic biblical literacy skills. A LifeWay study showed th