Monthly Archives: December 2015

Bible blog 1854

According to the Gospels Jesus, like many other Jewish people, used “shalom” meaning peace, goodness, good day, as his greeting. It can be used simply as a conventional hello, or with more profound meaning. In John’s gospel, when Jesus says to his disciples that he gives and leaves them his peace, he notes that his […]

bible blog 1853

39 When Yosef and Miryam had finished doing everything required by the Torah of the Lord, they returned to the Galil, to their town Natzeret. 40 The child grew and became strong and filled with wisdom — God’s favor was upon him. 41 Every year Yeshua’s parents went to Yerushalayim for the festival of Passover. 42 When he was […]

bible blog 1852

LUKE CHAPTER 2 Jesus Is Named 21 After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. Jesus Is Presented in the Temple 22 When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, […]

Bible blog 1851

A brief excursion from my reading of Luke’s Gospel, to consider Matthew’s story of Jesus birth. MATTHEW CHAPYER 2 2 After Yeshua was born in Beit-Lechem in the land of Y’hudah during the time when Herod was king, Magi from the east came to Yerushalayim 2 and asked, “Where is the newborn King of the […]

bible blog 1850

LUKE CHAPTER 2 (Complete Jewish Bible CJB)  In the countryside nearby were some shepherds spending the night in the fields, guarding their flocks, 9 when an angel of The Lord appeared to them, and the splendour of the Lord shone around them. They were terrified; 10 but the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, because I […]

bible blog 1848

LUKE Chapter 2 (CJB version) 1.Around this time, Emperor Augustus issued an order for a census to be taken throughout the Empire. 2 This registration, the first of its kind, took place when Quirinius was governing in Syria. 3 Everyone went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 So Yosef, because he was a descendant of […]

bible blog 1847

  LUKE 1.57 The time arrived for Elisheva to have her baby, and she gave birth to a son. 58 Her neighbors and relatives heard how good the Lord had been to her, and they rejoiced with her. 59 On the eighth day, they came to do the child’s circumcision. They were about to name him Z’kharyah, […]

Bible blog 1846

LUKE 1 39 Without delay, Miryam set out and hurried to the town in the hill country of Y’hudah 40 where Z’kharyah lived, entered his house and greeted Elisheva. 41 When Elisheva heard Miryam’s greeting, the baby in her womb stirred. Elisheva was filled with the the Holy Spirit42 and spoke up in a loud […]

bible blog 1845

26 In the sixth month, the angel Gavri’el was sent by God to a city in the Galil called Natzeret, 27 to a virgin engaged to a man named Yosef, of the house of David; the virgin’s name was Miryam. 28 Approaching her, the angel said, “Shalom, favored lady! The Lord is with you!” 29 She was deeply troubled by his […]

bible blog 1844

My blog resumes with a reading of Luke’s gospel, beginning with what we call the Christmas story. Luke 1Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)   1 Dear Theophilos: Concerning the matters that have taken place among us, many people have undertaken to draw up accounts 2 based on what was handed down to us by those who from the start […]