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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By the time the Talmud was compiled in the 4th Century, Jewish sages had developed an interesting concept. They began to talk of an individual... More

Now for a surprise. Worship is not just about music, or praise, or prayer. Many Jews have believed that study of God's word is the highest form... More

In the centre of the original Church building was the altar, the most holy place. The whole idea of the altar was both from the Jewish Old Testament... More

The Rabbis have been waiting centuries for a Messiah. For the best explanation of their expectations we turn to Maimonides, aka Rambam, a Jewish... More

The dry definition of Religion is: a belief in and reverence for a supernatural power or powers regarded as creator and governor of the universe.... More

Here were the facts. As we have already read, the prophecy from Daniel 9:25 spoke of an "anointed one", a messiah, who had to come in the first... More

So, what have we learned? We must take our God seriously, very seriously. Here are a few reminders.For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord... More

Firstly, due to the inherited Greek mindset, early Christians had tended to over-analyse the things of God. In earlier articles we read of the... More

Jesus had come and gone and, for the Jewish authorities, life would not be the same again. In fact, their own writings, the Talmud, speaks of... More