“Pilate also had an inscription written and put on the cross. It read, Jesus the Nazarene, the King of the Jews. Many of the Jews read this inscription, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, in Latin, and in Greek.” (John 19:19-20
In both Jewish and Christian religious imagination, the person of Satan played a significant role. But what does the word Satan actually means in Hebrew? The word (שָּׂטָן) simply means adversary or and is connected with the verb (לְשָׂטָ֖ן) which simply means to oppose. We see this c
My dear friends, Today it is my honor to introduce you to my friend and colleague Dr. Faydra Shapiro. She is Jewish like myself, but unlike myself she is an Orthodox Jew. Faydra directs the Galilee Center for Studies in Jewish-Christian Relations at the Max Stern Yezreel Valley Colleg
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Prof. Ishay Rosen-Zvi , Professor of Talmudic Literature, Tel Aviv University
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Prof. Daniel Boyarin, Professor of Talmudic Culture, University of California at Berkeley
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Prof. James H. Charlesworth, Professor of New Testament Language and Literature, Princeton Theological Seminary
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Rev. Dr. David Neuhaus. S.J., Latin Patriarchal Vicar, Catholic Church of the Holy Land
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Dr. Randall Price , Director of Center for Judaic Studies, Liberty University
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Dr. Anders Runesson, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, McMaster University
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Dr. Allen Mawhinney, A Retired Academic Dean, Reformed Theological Seminary
This particular study group is of great benefit in researching the challenging linguistic, religious and cultural background to the gospel of John.
Dr. Jim DeFrancisco, Lecturer in Religion, St. Elias Orthodox Theological Seminary
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Dr. Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr., Professor of Systematic Theology, Westminster Classical College
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Dr. Denis O'Callaghan, Scholar-in-Residence, Scripture Institute
The author of this blog is a brilliant researcher. I supervised his dissertation in the history of Jewish-Christian polemic. He is fully prepared for this challenging task.
Prof. Johann Cook, Professor of Ancient Studies, Stellenbosch University
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