Joshua N. Tilton

Joshua N. Tilton

Joshua N. Tilton grew up in St. George, a small town on the coast of Maine. For his undergraduate degree he studied at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, where he earned a B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies (2002). There he studied Biblical Hebrew and Modern Jewish Studies under Dr. Marvin R. Wilson, who encouraged Joshua to spend a semester studying abroad in Israel. In Israel Joshua spent the spring semester of 2001 at Jerusalem University College, where he studied under Dr. Randall Buth and Dr. R. Steven Notley. It was during that semester that Joshua was introduced to the Jerusalem School of Synoptic Research and became aware of Jerusalem Perspective. After completing his undergraduate degree, Joshua continued his studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, where he obtained a Master of Divinity degree in 2005. While at Gordon-Conwell Joshua had the opportunity to study Biblical Hebrew at Harvard Divinity School. After seminary Joshua returned to Israel with his wife, Lauren S. Asperschlager, where they both studied at the Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Both Joshua and Lauren completed their M.A. in Religious Studies in 2007. In 2013 Jerusalem Perspective published Joshua’s first e-book: Jesus’ Gospel: Searching for the Core of Jesus’ Message. Joshua blogs at

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  • “Shake the Dust from Your Feet”: What Did the Apostles’ Action Signify?
  • The Approval of Abraham: Traditions of God’s Acceptance of Abraham in Early Jewish and Christian Sources
  • Blessedness of the Twelve
  • Chickens and the Cultural Context of the Gospels
  • Choosing the Twelve
  • A Declaration of Independence and a Pledge of Allegiance
  • Demands of Discipleship
  • Did Jesus Call God “Abba”?
  • Elijah Prays About Rain
  • Feast of the Circumcision (New Year’s Day)
  • Gentiles Demand All These Things
  • A Goy’s Guide to Ritual Purity
  • Healing of Shimon’s Mother-in-law
  • Hidden Treasure and Priceless Pearl Parables
  • Introduction to “The Life of Yeshua: A Suggested Reconstruction” Addendum: Linguistic Features of the Baraita in b. Kid. 66a
  • Introduction to “The Life of Yeshua: A Suggested Reconstruction”
  • Jesus and a Canaanite Woman
  • Jesus the Apostle
  • Jesus’ Attitude Toward the Samaritans
  • Like Lightning from Heaven (Luke 10:18): Jesus’ Apocalyptic Vision of the Fall of Satan
  • Lord’s Prayer
  • LOY Excursus: Catalog of Markan Stereotypes and Possible Markan Pick-ups
  • LOY Excursus: Greek Transliterations of Hebrew, Aramaic and Hebrew/Aramaic Words in the Synoptic Gospels
  • LOY Excursus: Mark’s Editorial Style
  • LOY Excursus: The Kingdom of Heaven in the Life of Yeshua
  • May His Memory Be for a Blessing
  • A Nativity Meditation for 2014
  • A Nativity Meditation for 2016
  • Not Everyone Can Be Yeshua’s Disciple
  • The Power of Song
  • Reflections on Mark
  • Return of the Twelve
  • Rich Man Declines the Kingdom of Heaven
  • Robert Lindsey’s Theory of How the Synoptic Gospels Came into Being
  • A Scripture Key to “The Life of Yeshua: A Suggested Reconstruction”
  • Sending the Twelve: “The Harvest Is Plentiful” and “A Flock Among Wolves”
  • Sending the Twelve: Apostle and Sender
  • Sending the Twelve: Commissioning
  • Sending the Twelve: Conduct in Town
  • Sending the Twelve: Conduct on the Road
  • The Significance of Jesus’ Words “Not One Jot or One Tittle Will Pass from the Law” (Matt. 5:18)
  • A Time To Fast?
  • Tower Builder and King Going to War Similes
  • Unconditional Love: A Holy Week Meditation
  • What does “There’s no Hebrew undertext” mean?
  • Why Do the Wicked Prosper?
  • Widow’s Son in Nain
  • World’s Oldest Biblical Scroll Discovered?
  • Yeshua’s Thanksgiving Hymn