Another classic article by Eric bin Kisam reblogged from 2016 In Exodus/Shemot 3:14 prophet Moses asked God what is His name, then God said to him Ehyeh ašer ehyeh אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה. The common English translation of this enigmatic phrase is: “I… 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 ›
Reblogged golden oldie by Eric bin Kisam So who will inherit the kingdom of God? According to Scriptures: They are the righteous. There is no need for someone to be killed to be justified before God the most High. Tzadiqīm yireshu aretz… Read More ›
Reblogged from TheTorah.com – A Historical and Contextual Approach source  See M. Zipor, Tradition and Transmission: Studies in Ancient Biblical Translation and Interpretation [Heb.] (Tel Aviv, 2001), pp. 79-165. The sources were collected by C. D. Ginsburg, Introduction to the Massoretico-Critical Edition of… Read More ›
Another old article by Eric bin Kisam that deserves to be republished: Scriptures are not just text of revelation which one must understand within the border of sacred theological paradigm but it can also be approached as a collective memory of a… 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 ›