I recently told you about some of the interesting Norwegian words I grew up saying, like “uff-da” and “vasakope.” As my immigrant ancestors were learning English, they hung on to words in their mother tongue that did a better job of expressing what they meant to say. My relatives weren’t the only ones doing this. […]
Last week the yearly Torah study began again. The scrolls have been rewound from Deuteronomy back to Genesis, and once again, Jews will ruminate over Adam and Eden and Abel. Week by week over thousands of years, they’ve engaged in the study of the Pentateuch together. Often I’m asked what my favorite resources are for […]
A guide for discovering the richness of the Scriptures in their Hebraic setting. Dozens of devotional lessons on the Bible’s Hebrew words and ideas. (En-Gedi, 2004)
Modern readers miss the scandalous background of Ruth – that she was a Moabitess, who were known for their sexual immorality. You need to listen to this story with ancient ears to appreciate how she’s redeemed.