The Institute of Midrashic Studies of the New Testament

Introduction

I’d like to spend a little time sharing where I think The Oldest Midrash and The Institute of Midrashic Studies of the New Testament fits into history. We know that there was a Midrash of Iddo from 2 Chronicles 13:22 where Scripture records, “The rest of the acts of Abijah, his ways, and his sayings

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Greek Genres and Jewish Authors. Negotiating Literary Culture in the Greco-Roman Era – Book Review

Adams, Sean A. Greek Genres and Jewish Authors. Negotiating Literary Culture in the Greco-Roman Era. Baylor University Press, Waco, Texas, 2020. Adams’ book is an historical investigation of the ways that Jewish authors engaged literary culture and constructed texts, that is, Jewish literature written in Greek, participating in the historical, geographical and rhetorical world that

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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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