Centrality of Torah

There are some basic concepts in the Jewish scriptures that can be easily overlooked by those who teach Judaism. To many Jews these things are so obvious that they do not need to be described. Perhaps one the most essential of the basics is that of scriptural ranking, or hierarchy of authority, and the relationships of … More Centrality of Torah

Yeshaiyahu 1-9

The last two posts I made on prophetic analysis covered my approach to scripture and prophecy and the context of Yeshaiyahu’s (Isaiah’s) prophecies.  This post discusses the first nine chapters of Yeshaiyahu, and subsequent posts will cover similarly sized chunks of this book. Before I discuss what I think are particular points of interest in … More Yeshaiyahu 1-9

Cultural Settings

My husband and I were reading Hosea today, and I found a little passage that got me thinking: “how long will it be ere they attain to innocency?” (Hosea 8:5–second half of the verse) In Christian culture, and by extension, Western culture, innocence is something that, once lost, cannot be regained. I believe it comes … More Cultural Settings