Archive for the ‘Interpretation’ Category

Did Abraham speak with Jesus?

17/01/2011 Leave a comment

In Genesis 18 three men visits Abraham and promise that he would have a son through Sarah. Hearing this, standing at the tent door, Sarah laughs.

Gen 18:
13 And the LORD said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, when I am so old?’
14 “Is anything too difficult for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you, at this time next year, and Sarah will have a son.”

Abraham appears to speak to only one of the men. Christianity believes that this was the pre-incarnate Christ. Read more…

Categories: Interpretation, Jewish

Isa 53 – my solution

03/04/2006 Leave a comment

Reading Rabbi Schulman's commetary we realise that the servant of God spoken of by Isaiah is the righteous remnant of Israel in the messianic times.

How can that be still applied to Jesus? How did he fulfill these prophecies? Are the gospel writers at fault when they claim he did fulfil these prophecies? Read more…

Isa 53 – what it is

03/04/2006 Leave a comment

This is the second part of the post. Here Rabbi Moshe Schulman gives his own commentary on the passage in question. Hope you are mature enough to read it,for there is much gold in it. The Jews know their Scriptures very well. In the third post I will show you how Jesus could still fulfill it. Read more…

Isa 53 – what it is not

03/04/2006 Leave a comment

These writings are from Rabbi Moshe Schulman. Just take a deep breath and read it, for there is much we can learn from it. I will make notes within the text in [*** … ***] brackets, except where I expand J. to J[esus]. Hope this writing doesn't frighten you too much, just be patient, there is much gold here. The article is quite long, it will take some time to read through and check the relevant verses. Read more…

PaRDeS – the four levels of interpretation

03/04/2006 Leave a comment

The PaRDeS system was first published in the Zohar in the second century, but it is evidently much older than that. The NT authors use all four levels, and thus, their understanding is crucial to understanding the NT. Read more…

Categories: Interpretation, Theology