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Most of what you will see here are digital articles that were originally published in our quarterly magazine, Israel’s Messenger. There are also additional posts relating to theology, current events, and sharing your faith with a Jewish person.

ISRAEL: A KINGDOM OF PRIESTS

ISRAEL: A KINGDOM OF PRIESTS

Mark Robinson The purpose of the priesthood was to represent sinful people before a holy God. As was shown in the article, PRIEST: The Peoples Representative before God, this responsibility belonged to the Levites. The Levites themselves, though, also needed...

KING: God’s Appointed Ruler

KING: God’s Appointed Ruler

by Ken Overby Moses’ final instructions to guide Israel into nationhood before they entered the promised land foresaw their desire for a king. God gave them divine prerequisites for a king in addition to the tribal origin from Judah in Genesis 49:10. First, God must...

PROPHET: God’s Spokesman to the People

PROPHET: God’s Spokesman to the People

Rev. Mark Robinson Long before the first priest (from the tribe of Levi) or king (from the tribe of Judah) arrived on the scene in ancient Israel, prophets graced the pages of biblical history. Unlike the priest and the king, the prophet, though certainly called by...

Zephaniah 1

Zephaniah 1

by Rev. Mark Robinson The first chapter of Zephaniah brings us front and center with the theme of this book - the "Day of the LORD." There are two parts to the "Day of the LORD." One of unparalleled wrath and judgment from God followed by great blessings from God. The...

Introduction to Zephaniah

Introduction to Zephaniah

by Rev. Mark Robinson Zephaniah, which means "Yahweh hides," is the writer of this book addressed to the people of Judah and covers the period of 640-609 B.C. Most of the writing was done before the fall of Ninevah in 612 B.C. (see 2:13) and likely after the cleansing...

PHARISEES AND SADDUCEES

PHARISEES AND SADDUCEES

By Ken Symes Pharisees and Sadducees are two of the major groups found in the New Testament and are nowhere in the Old Testament. Who are these groups? When did they come into the world of Judaism? What did they believe? As one reads the Bible it is important to...

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