Tanakh

Judaism today is a bit different than what God established in ancient Israel. High Holiday practices are a perfect example of what’s changed.

One of biblical Ruth’s most striking character traits is usually overlooked; Ruth is a mold-breaker. Ruth’s society is full of boxes, and she breaks p...

For Jesus, the Hebrew Scriptures were the key by which he understood his vocation and life. We’ve gathered the 40 most striking prophecies about him.

The Bible challenged ancient culture and included a place for women to participate in every aspect of life except the Temple priesthood.

In order to be the light that we were called to be, we need to integrate the two most essential commands of the Torah into who we are and how we live....

The idea of a God being a three-in-one unity actually has its roots in foundational Judaism.

More than any other book of the Hebrew Scriptures, the writings of the prophet Daniel confront us with evidence of the time of Messiah’s coming.

The New Testament says from the first page that it’s the story of the Jewish Messiah, the Son of David and Son of Abraham.

Isaiah 53 has been a controversial passage within the Jewish community for centuries—some think it speaks of the Messiah, others think it’s about Isr...

When God in the Hebrew Scriptures refers to the Jewish people as chosen, he’s saying that he selected them to serve a specific purpose and to carry ou...

From start to finish, the New Testament contains quotations, references, allusions and paraphrases of the Old Testament (what we call the Tanakh). Man...

The (Jewish) writers of the New Testament asserted that the Old Testament spoke of a coming Messiah and quoted from it extensively to prove their poin...

Passover culminates in the hope that the herald, the messenger, Elijah, will come and drink from his cup. But what would his arrival mean?

The identity of the mother of Immanuel in Isaiah 7:14 has been a subject of debate over the centuries: Was the prophet Isaiah speaking of a virgin or ...

We live in a world that is largely dependent on agreements, pacts and treaties to keep some order. Eventually the terms are compromised in some way. Y...

Psalm 22:16 is one verse where the standard Jewish translations differ from the translations most Christians use. Here’s why. In Hebrew, the phrase th...

It’s commonly maintained that Isaiah 53 was never considered messianic by rabbis and Jewish sages. Sometimes the statement is phrased as, “Judaism tea...

Some say that Zechariah 12:10 refers to the Gentile nations who mourn because of the Jewish martyrs (or a particular unknown martyr) they have killed....

An exploration of the two different descriptions of the Messiah brought up in the book of Zechariah, the Jewish understanding of Messiah ben Joseph an...

The Jewish prophets gave some very specific information about the Messiah not often discussed in synagogue.

Celebrating Purim as a boy, I saw Mordechai as the main hero. It took time to fully appreciate Esther’s humble courage and heroic role in her story.

We have a glorious future and an abundant present if we appropriate the salvation made possible by the One who “was wounded through our transgressions...

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