Denis Giron has produced an article which has stimulated much debate and reflection amongst Christian and Muslim commentators on Blogging Theology. Rather than add to the ever-extending line of comments, and because I wish to cite some academic sources at… Read More ›
Anthony Buzzard is a biblical scholar, unitarian Christian theologian, author and professor on the faculty of Atlanta Bible College.
Isaiah 52.13 – 53.12: ‘One of the most difficult and contested passages in the Bible’ ~ the Jewish Study Bible
Isaiah 52.13 – 53.12: The servant. One of the most difficult and contested passages in the Bible, these fifteen verses have attracted an enormous amount of attention from ancient, medieval, and modern scholars. In particular the identity of the servant… Read More ›
To whom was the Lord speaking when the Psalmist said, “The Lord Said to My Lord”? How can the messiah be the son of David if David called him “my Lord”? Rabbi Tovia Singer responds to this age-old question by… Read More ›
Modern translations of the Hebrew Bible are largely based on a single manuscript called Codex Leningradensis, dating to the year 1000 C.E. The text of the Hebrew Bible was preserved and protected through the work of the Masoretes (500 –… Read More ›
When dealing with the fact that a Bible passage in the Song of Songs or Shir haShirim 5:16 שיר השירים ה:טז in Hebrew where the word “Machamadim” מַחֲמַדִּים is clearly shown, Christian apologists like James White in his debate with Br. Zakir Hussain titled “Is Muhammed… Read More ›
Photo credit: Stephanie Thornton’s Daughter of the Gods Probably not many of us knew that rabbis such as Rashi presents Hagar, the wife of Patriarch Abraham as: Bath Par’o hayetah בַּת פַּרְעֹה הָיְתָה, or she was the daughter of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. She was an… Read More ›
Belief in an afterlife is basically absent from the Old Testament. The Qur’an suggests a reason why.
Marcus J. Borg, an American New Testament scholar and theologian, in his last book ponders the strange absence of the afterlife in the Jewish Bible: ‘In the Old Testament, which is more than two-thirds of the Christian Bible, belief in… Read More ›