Comparing Essenes with John the Baptist and first century Judaism’s Messianic expectations reveals reasons and lessons
The Kingdom of God was a common concept in first century Judaism and Satan wasn’t that evil. So Christ’s teachings reflect this background.
Click picture to enlarge a little In my first blog, I covered cultural differences preventing our appreciation of the Bible’s...
Click the map/picture to make it a little bigger Besides Roman taxes and the frequent distortion of justice due to...
In ancient Jewish society, if you couldn’t prove your Jewish ancestry back many generations, you were in many ways a “nobody.”...
Click picture to make it bigger The woman with the discharge of blood—who spent all her living on physicians (Luke...
Click on the picture to make it big In one of my former blogs, I used a modern-day comparison to...
Do you regularly pick up hitchhikers? Most people don’t, perhaps mostly because they’re scared the hitchhiker will pull a gun...
Click on picture to enlarge The Passover was much like today’s Thanksgiving. To the ancient Jews, it was a holiday,...
What does Mammon mean in Luke 16:9-13, and how does this section connect with the Unjust Steward parable in Luke...
Changes for my website
Praise the Lord! My students finished helping me with the latest technology and now I’ll be busy all summer with improving my presentations and organizing my material to significantly improve your experience here. If you want to keep tabs on the latest edits, check out the bottom of my blog index.
- Putting out a Fleece, Casting Lots, and Choosing that Hill to Die on February 24, 2020
- False Humility in the NT, Apocrypha, and Pseudepigrapha, Part 3 of 3 February 17, 2020
- False Humility in the NT, Apocrypha, and Pseudepigrapha, Part 2 of 3 February 10, 2020
- False Humility in the NT, Apocrypha, and Pseudepigrapha, Part 1 of 3 February 3, 2020
- Christ’s Temptation as our Inspiration January 26, 2020
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My Plans for Blogging
My story of forgiveness and healing is quite unrelated to envisioning the Bible world. But since our world is sin and pain infested, I suspect many will want to hear more about my personal experience. I anticipate writing a couple of blogs about this, but mostly I’ll focus on envisioning the Bible world.
Heather, Christmas 2021
Plans for Improved Website:
The following documentary links are gradually going to disappear from here this summer, appearing instead under the menu option “Tour Israel.” There, I’ll cover more introduction and pictures to the areas these links cover.