6 03, 2016

Did the Sun Stand Still for Joshua at Gibeon?

By |2016-03-06T06:28:58-07:00March 6th, 2016|Thoughts|

                                                     Did the Sun Stand Still for Joshua at Gibeon?   Joshua 10 narrates an astounding story. Joshua, Moses’ successor. and the Israelite forces fought against five southern Canaanite kingdoms and defeated them. Then Joshua sang a song praising God for causing the sun to stand still over the city of Gibeon and extending [...]

31 01, 2016

“Tell Me the Truth, Moses, What Really Happened at the Red Sea?”

By |2016-01-31T08:31:30-07:00January 31st, 2016|Thoughts|

                            “Tell Me the Truth, Moses, What Really Happened at the Red Sea?”   After years of devastating slavery, God aided Moses in leading the Israelites out of Egypt. Several days after the Exodus, the erstwhile slaves reached the banks of the Red Sea, also called the Sea of Reeds. They felt trapped and [...]

20 07, 2015

A superb review of my book

By |2015-07-20T03:48:31-07:00July 20th, 2015|Book Reviews, Thoughts|

  UNUSUAL BIBLE INTERPRETATIONS: JOSHUA By Israel Drazin Gefen Publishing, 2015 Review by Kenneth Lasson   Israel Drazin is a man of many parts. He is highly educated (two master’s degrees, one in psychology, another in theology, a Ph.D. in Aramaic Literature, a law degree), an ordained rabbi, he practiced law for 23 years. He [...]

13 07, 2015

The true in depth story about Joshua

By |2015-07-13T04:08:32-07:00July 13th, 2015|Book Reviews, Thoughts|

                                                                                                   The true in depth story about Joshua Joshua By Michael Hattin Maggid Books, 2014, 271 pages This is the third of four volumes in Maggid Books Studies in Tanakh series. The three other books are on Ruth, I Kings, and Jeremiah. Each book is excellent. They are scholarly, yet easy to read, and [...]

2 10, 2013

Unusual Bible Interpretations – Joshua 1

By |2013-10-09T02:52:42-07:00October 2nd, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                 Joshua  Chapter 1                                                                 By Israel Drazin   Having completed 54 Unusual Bible Interpretations on the Pentateuch, I have begun this series on the next biblical book Joshua. I will focus on one chapter every week.                                                          The Book Joshua The first chapter of Joshua presents its history using the number three.[1] [...]

7 11, 2011

A revolution in Bible study

By |2011-11-07T05:42:48-07:00November 7th, 2011|Book Reviews|

Bringing the Prophets to Life By Neil N. Winkler Gefen Publishing House, 2011, 193 pages   Many Jews consider the Bible to be the sacred text revealed by God to the Israelites trough Moses. Multiple commentaries were composed on the Torah. Some emphasized the Torah’s literal meaning, such as the commentaries of Rashbam, David Kinchi, [...]