Why Bother Reading the Lists in the Bible?

You don’t have to go far in either the Hebrew Scriptures or the New Testament before you hit them - those lists of unpronounceable names! The lists and genealogies in the Bible have been a source of much consternation (and sometimes…

Jewish Comicbook Superheroes and the Messiah

During the time that the comic industry was really taking off, there were many Jewish artists leading in the field, and in the entertainment industry generally. As Jewish people emigrated to America and other places for safety, they found…

3 Things You Didn’t Know About the Cross

The cross has become a much-loved symbol across the world, representing the ultimate self-sacrifice and moment that sin was paid for. It reminds believers of heaven and earth meeting, grace and righteous justice kissing, and the event that…

Jesus vs. Yeshua?

“And you shall call his name...” announced the angel Gabriel, “Jesus”. No he didn’t. He said “Yeshua”. But then again, Gabriel wasn’t really called Gabriel either - in Hebrew it sounds different: “Gav-ree-el”. Mighty one of the Lord. But…

The Revolution of Pentecost

Pentecost (the word "pente" relates to the 50 days counted since Passover) is also known in Israel as Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks. Pentecost was the event when the Holy Spirit was poured out, and made available to all flesh, as God promised…

Events in Jerusalem, 1917, as Foretold in the Bible

Jerusalem, December 1917. The atmosphere was electric as General Allenby dismounted his horse in humility, removed his hat in reverence, and entered the walls of the Old City through the Jaffa Gate, which hadn't been in use for many years.…