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Can We Use Jewish Sources to Study Jesus?

Can We Use Jewish Sources to Study Jesus?

How much can we really learn about the Jewishness of Jesus from Jewish sources? That’s a pretty fundamental question, since the goal of this website is to understand the Jewish background of Christianity. I’ve found some pretty important news about it, and wanted to share it here. A common approach to studying Jesus is to […]

Covered in the Dust of Your Rabbi: An Urban Legend?

Covered in the Dust of Your Rabbi: An Urban Legend?

Some months ago, pastor-blogger Trevin Wax posted an article called “Urban Legends: The Preacher’s Edition.” There he lists several “urban legends” that he’s heard floating around lately in sermons. Like Internet rumors that people forward on ad infinitum, these preaching illustrations don’t have much grounding in fact. One potential fallacy on his list caught my […]

Dating Jesus' Jewishness

Dating Jesus’ Jewishness

How much can we really know about the Jewishness of Jesus?  That’s a pretty fundamental question, since the goal of this website is to understand the Jewish background of Christianity. I’ve found some pretty important news in my recent reading, and wanted to share it here. A common approach to studying Jesus is to use […]