Category: Jesus and Israel

Some Thoughts on SJ Thomason’s Response to Elisha Ben Abuya

In December Twitter user Elisha Ben Abuya posted to his blog a piece on Isaiah 53. In it he lays out his case that the passage which Christians attribute to divine prophecy about Jesus is actually about Israel and is hardly prophetic at all.… Continue Reading “Some Thoughts on SJ Thomason’s Response to Elisha Ben Abuya”

Matthew’s Vision of Jesus: Jesus is the New Israel

Many things could be said about the Gospel of Matthew but perhaps the most obvious is its attempt to portray Jesus as the new and better Israel. Let me explain. Throughout the book, the author either alludes to or explicitly cites biblical passages that… Continue Reading “Matthew’s Vision of Jesus: Jesus is the New Israel”