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Evaluating the Resurrection

According to the “apostle” Paul, the faith of a Hebrew-Christian must stand or fall on a single alleged fact: the resurrection of Jesus. In Paul’s own words, “if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless” (1 Cor. 15:17). Are the accounts of Jesus’ resurrection in the Christian bible believable — or have you, [Read More]



Genesis 49:10

“The staff shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet  until Shiloh arrives, and his will be an  assembly of nations.” – Genesis 49:10 Missionaries quote this verse in an effort to prove the  alleged messiah-ship of Jesus. The missionary argues that this verse predicts  that the tribe of Judah will  [Read More]



Isaiah 52 starting at 12

12When you come to appear before Me, who requested this of you, to trample My courts? 13You shall no longer bring vain meal-offerings, it is smoke of abomination to Me; New Moons and Sabbaths, calling convocations, I cannot [bear] iniquity with assembly. 14Your New Moons and your appointed seasons My soul hates, they are a [Read More]



Leviticus 17:11

Atonement

One of the cornerstones of Christian theology is that the only way to achieve atonement for sins is through the offering of a sacrifice whose blood is shed in our place. The Greek Testament makes this very clear in Hebrews 9:22 “…without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” Is this idea consistent with the teachings of the Tanach, or do the Jewish and Christian bibles diverge on this issue?