Category Archives: Torah

Obedience to the Law: A Christian Conceit

More often than not, when we Christians discuss biblical law our discussions invariably construct a dialectic between ethical behavior and faith. Only faith, we insist, is salvific. Good works1)Also known as “works righteousness“ does not. To make this explicit, Christians (and especially … Continue reading

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John 15:9-17 Disciple vs Apprentice

In the context of Jesus’ time, followers of Jesus (or any particular Sage) were known as talmidim (sing. talmid). In almost all English translations of the Gospels, followers of Jesus are known as disciples and most Christians and contemporary Jews are taught that … Continue reading

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