Tag Archives: Hebrew language

The Text in Context; Wednesday Wisdom

“It cannot be overemphasized, that the key to an understanding of the New Testament is a fluent knowledge of Hebrew and an intimate acquaintance with Jewish history, culture, and Rabbinic Literature.”  –David Bivin, Understanding the Difficult Words of Jesus One … Continue reading

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Should My Righteousness Exceed the Righteousness of the Pharisees?

Matthew 5:20 – “For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.”  This passage has always intimidated me and I felt … Continue reading

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Binding and Loosing/Good Eye vs. Bad Eye; (belated) Scripture Kung Fu Friday!

Catching up on some blogging today after a restful weekend.  Thought I would post what should’ve been last week Friday’s “Scripture Kung Fu Friday” post today instead.  Better late than never, correct? The passage we’ll look at today is Matthew … Continue reading

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What is a Parable?

Most Christian scholars have misunderstood parables for quite sometime.  In applying a hellenistic, greek mindset to studying the parables; the original context, intent, and meaning is sometimes lost.  The Hellenistic mindset is primarily concerned with an egocentric viewpoint, everything is … Continue reading

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