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Paul and Israel: This Year’s SBL Meeting Session

Originally posted on Larry Hurtado's Blog:In this year’s Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting I took part in a session focused on the question of whether Paul believed that fellow Jews should put faith in Jesus.  Three scholars gave three quite different views of the matter, and […]

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Mind over Mitzvot?

In the movie The Matrix, life itself was just an illusion. A person who was sufficiently enlightened and mentally focused could actually alter so-called reality. Some people feel the same way about the Torah, based mainly on Romans 14. After all, Paul wrote that regarding observance or […]

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Unintentional Antisemitism: Why Christian Institutions and Ideologies are Antisemitic Despite the Philosemitism of Individual Christians

You’ll hear many Christians offhandedly refer to Messianic Jews as converts to Christianity.  They’re familiar with Christian missionary groups like Jews for Jesus and assume that’s what Messianic Judaism is:  a Christian missionary movement that turns Jews into Christians.  They see nothing hostile in requiring Jews to […]

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