Reblogging another great article by Eric bin Kisam In the story about the wife of patriarch Abraham, Hagar, and his firstborn son, Ishmael, in the Torah in Genesis/Bereishit 16:7 there was mention of a place named Shur שֽׁוּר. וַֽיִּמְצָאָ֞הּ מַלְאַ֧ךְ יְהוָ֛ה עַל־עֵ֥ין הַמַּ֖יִם בַּמִּדְבָּ֑ר עַל־הָעַ֖יִן בְּדֶ֥רֶךְ שֽׁוּר An… Read More ›
A brand new video by a distinguished scholar at Stanford University If history matters, then getting right the history of the first encounters of the world’s two largest religions—Christianity and Islam—really matters. In this fascinating video, Prof. Michael Penn, the… 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 ›
An old article by Eric bin Kisam that deserves to be republished: It is worth to mention that some Jewish classical exegetical text such as Pirkei deRabbi Eliezer פרקי דרבי אליעזר which is attributed to a first century jewish sage, a well known tannaite Rabbi Ishmael Eliezer… Read More ›