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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In one sense Jesus had changed nothing. After all, hadn't he said:"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not... More

Don't you know that a little yeast works through the whole batch of dough? Get rid of the old yeast that you may be a new batch without yeast... More

To return to the question about the identity of the descendants of Abraham as far as the unconditional covenant is concerned, it's all explained... More

The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you "I will make you... More

Joshua died before things started to go badly wrong. We are shown this at the start of the book of Judges. The Israelites still had more fighting... More

Abram had exercised the same faith as his ancestor, Noah who, ten generations earlier, built a large boat at God's command, even though he was... More

Not all Canaanites were totally destroyed by Joshua's army. Some of them were to be allowed to live, usually as slaves. This was going to be... More

The second "deity" in our hall of horrors is Asherah, the goddess, also referred to as the "queen of heaven", as in this verse from Jeremiah,... More

Before we move on, it is worth taking stock and establishing a foundation. This is crucial because we are about to enter a Biblical minefield.... More