Christians Celebrating the Passover? (Ursinus)

Z. Ursinus, "Commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism" It is a trend in some Christian circles and churches to host and celebrate Jewish feasts or meals that are connected to the Passover.  You don't have to look too hard online to see what I mean.  I suppose it's one thing to watch a video or read… Continue reading Christians Celebrating the Passover? (Ursinus)

Has The Passover Been Abolished?

It is a trend in some Christian circles and churches to host and celebrate Jewish sort of meals that are connected to the Passover.  You don't have to look too hard online to see what I mean.  I suppose it's one thing to watch a video or read a book to learn how Jews celebrate… Continue reading Has The Passover Been Abolished?

God’s Calendar, God’s Time

God made time, God can change time. 1) The creation week was a liturgical, creational calendar that celebrated God the Maker and Sustainer.  Creation's calendar said, "Six days of work then one day of rest."  It was patterned after God the creator's "week." 2) The exodus event was a real sort of de-creation then re-creation… Continue reading God’s Calendar, God’s Time

Childs on the Difficulties of Texts (esp. Exodus 11-12)

Exodus 11-12 - the famous Passover text (including the exodus proper and the Feast of Unleavened Bread, or Matstsoth) - has some difficulties that have to do with chronology and timing.  If you read through it, it is tough to get a firm chronology of when the things are instituted and when they are actually… Continue reading Childs on the Difficulties of Texts (esp. Exodus 11-12)

Exodus 4.24-26: The Bloody “Bridegroom”

Though the brief and "bloody" episode of the circumcision that Zipporah performed is tucked away in the OT, there have been scores of articles and essays written on it.  It would be too tedious to list them all here, but for the record the ones I found helpful were written (in various commentaries and journals)… Continue reading Exodus 4.24-26: The Bloody “Bridegroom”