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Biblical Exegesis in the Apostolic Period – Book Review

Longenecker, Richard N. Biblical Exegesis in the Apostolic Period. Second Edition. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1999. In this Second Edition this classic the author prefaces his work with new material regarding 1st Century exegesis. Longenecker points to books by Richard B. Hays (Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul) and …

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What Is A Midrash

Have you ever been a part of something much bigger than yourself not only in ability but in years? Someone long ago started something and now you, possibly with the help of another person are carrying the baton. Now imagine the person that had started that something had prayed for you not knowing you but …

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The Amazing Doctrines of Paul as Midrash. The Jewish Roots and Old Testament Sources for Paul’s Teachings – Book Review

Vasicek, Edward J. The Amazing Doctrines of Paul as Midrash. The Jewish Roots and Old Testament Sources for Paul’s Teachings. Midrash Detective Publications, Kokomo, Indiana, 2014. In Vasicek’s second book, he again contends that the 2nd Century Church threw away the key to interpreting Scripture because of anti-Semitism. He asks, “What would the original recipients fluent in …

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The Midrash Key. Tracing Jesus’ Teachings to Their Old Testament Jewish Roots

Vasicek, Edward J. The Midrash Key. Tracing Jesus’ Teachings to Their Old Testament Jewish Roots. Self-published, 2010. Pastor Vasicek’s contention in “The Midrash Key” is that the 2nd Century Church threw away the key to interpreting some of the nuances of Scripture-based partly on anti-Semitism and that affects our interpretation of the New Testament. Religious artwork …

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