Yeshua Explored

Author Steve Maltz reveals more about the life and Jewish background of Jesus in this fascinating journey back to the very roots of our Christian faith. A new article is posted every Monday, with an archive of over 500 articles. More from Steve on his Saltshakers website.

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Thomas Aquinas and his followers had unleashed a genie from the lamp that was going to grow so large, so powerful, that one day it would attempt... More

The Reformation was mostly a good thing. But not in every way. The Catholic Church was ripe for some major reforms and the Protestant Reformation... More

Back to King David, now ruling the 'United Kingdom' of Judah and Israel from Jerusalem, his new capital city. For all of his positive virtues,... More

Contrast Saul with the next King of Israel, David. Here was a ruddy young shepherd, a sensitive musician and a mighty man of faith. How do we... More

In a way of a summary of what we have recently learned, here is a good way of understanding what the Greeks, whether Plato or Aristotle or others,... More

A Kingdom of Priests. We must keep reminding ourselves of this. However badly they behaved and however un-priestlike their actions were, the... More

They began to look at the nations around them. These people had Kings, who led them into battle, ruled them, made decisions for them. We want... More

Now there was a Jew, a Christian and a Muslim. No, this is not the beginning of a joke, but real history and very important history it is too.We... More

There were some in the medieval Jewish world who trod a traditional path. The year is 920 AD, the place is Tiberias, in Palestine. Whereas al-Mokammez,... More

The decline was seemingly unstoppable. Prompted by the basic human instincts of pride and independence and influenced by the dodgy lifestyles... More