Category Archives: Judaism

Driscoll: Mis-Projected Metaphors, Yom Kippur, and fulfilment in Jesus (Pt 3)

[This is pt 3. See: Pt 1 : Pt 2.] Mark Driscoll is correct; Jesus fulfils the ritual system: the shapes and colours of the Yom Kippur festival are focused and made vivid in the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. … Continue reading

Posted in Atonement, bible, Biblical Text, Christianity, church, Exegesis, God, Hermeneutics, Judaism, Leviticus, theology, Yom Kippur | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Goal…

The goal of Jewish law is to be the grammar of living. Abraham Joshua Heschel, God in Search of Man: A Philosophy of Judaism

Posted in Abraham Joshua Heschel, Christian ethic, Christianity, God in Search of Man, Judaism, Spirituality, theology | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Maimonides, Mikveh, and Meaning in Ritual

It is plain and manifest that the laws about uncleanness and cleanness are decrees laid down by Scripture and not matters about which human understanding is capable of forming a judgement; for behold, they are included among the divine statutes. … Continue reading

Posted in God, Judaism, Ritual, theology | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Religion is not a luxury

Let us labor under no illusion. There are no easy solutions for the problems that are at the same time intensely personal and universal, urgent and eternal. Technological progress creates more problems than it solves. Efficiency experts or social engineering … Continue reading

Posted in Abraham Joshua Heschel, academic, Christianity, God in Search of Man, Judaism, theology | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The ‘Law’ in Jewish eyes.

“The translators of the Septuagint committed a fatal and momentous error when, for lack of a Greek equivalent, they rendered Torah with nomos, which means law, giving rise to a huge and chronic misconception of Judaism and supplying an effective … Continue reading

Posted in bible, Christianity, Greek, hebrew, Judaism, theology, translation | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Leviticus 18: Using the hermeneutic principle "General-specific-general"

I’m not a Rabbinical scholar; I’m not a rabbinical student; I’m a (christian) theological student. Forgive me for my mistakes in what follows. Or rather, take it up with BZ who wrote a post on the matter. It is his … Continue reading

Posted in academic, bible, bisexuality, Christian ethic, Christianity, church, God, Halakhah, hebrew, homosexuality, Judaism, Leviticus, Midrash, Sexuality, worldview | Leave a comment