Audio : Chickens and the Cultural Context of the Gospels JP 2022Nov20
Listen to “Chickens and the Cultural Context of the Gospels.”
Failures of the Aramaic Solution: Aramaic’s Inability to Explain Jesus’ Halachic Questions on the Sabbath (Luke 14:5; Matt. 12:11-12a) 2022Nov20
How well does Aramaic explain Jesus’ sayings on healing on the Sabbath?
Faith Like a Mustard Seed 2022Nov16
Trust in God and faithfulness to his Kingdom will surmount seemingly impossible obstacles.
Quieting a Storm 2022Nov09
Is the quieting of the storm proof of Jesus’ divinity?
New E-Book Available Now! 2022Sep15
A collection of thirty-five JP articles to celebrate JP’s first thirty-five years.
Withered Fig Tree 2022Sep01
What was the cursing of the fig tree all about?
Fig Tree Parable 2022Jul28
The Fig Tree parable offers assurance that despite the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple, Israel will eventually be redeemed.
Stephen’s Speech (Acts 7:1-53) and Early Jewish Scriptural Interpretation 2022Jul14
Discover connections between Stephen’s Speech and ancient Jewish literature.
Son of Man’s Coming 2022Jul01
Son of Man’s Coming describes the cessation of the times of the Gentiles and the ultimate vindication of Israel in terms of the apocalyptic image of “one like a son of man.”
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Yerushalayim Besieged 2022May26
In Yerushalayim Besieged Jesus describes and laments the consequences that will befall Israel as a result of its rejection of the Kingdom of Heaven and its ways of peace.
A Synoptic Approach to ‘Lord of the Sabbath’ 2022May24
Listen to Lindsey discuss his approach to the ‘Lord of the Sabbath’ pericope.
Tumultuous Times 2022Apr20
Premonitions that the Temple’s destruction is at hand.
Temple’s Destruction Foretold 2022Apr11
Overhearing an innocent expression of appreciation for the beauty of the stones from which the Temple was constructed, Jesus uttered the prediction that the time was shortly to come when not one of those stones would remain in its place.
Like Children Complaining 2022Mar02
Were Jesus and John the Baptist like children who played a dance and a dirge? Or was Jesus’ generation one that complained like whining children about the prophets who came to warn it?
The Historical Jesus, a Tanna? Charity and Deeds of Loving-Kindness in the Gospels and Early Rabbinic Thought 2022Feb25
When nearly precise rabbinic parallels to stories and sayings in the Gospels exist, it may indicate that the Gospels are preserving traditions of the early Jesus movement and, perhaps, the historical Jesus.
Jerusalem Seminary Offers Unique Hebraic Learning Experience 2022Feb21
Enrollment for the Spring 2022 semester (March-May) is now open.
Carrion Birds 2022Feb04
Carrion Birds describes the enormity of the destruction Jesus foresaw. Israel would be rendered carrion to be picked over by the Roman legions.
“Torah and the Kingdom of Heaven” complex 2022Feb01
Examining how the author of Matthew constructed the Sermon on the Mount and recovering the sermon Jesus preached, which lies behind it.
Indiscriminate Catastrophe 2022Jan25
The consequences of persisting in violent struggle with the Roman Empire would be suffered by the innocent and the guilty alike.
Get the Real Deal with JP 2022Jan19
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Preserving and Destroying 2021Dec22
Jesus’ Preserving and Destroying saying may play off two different senses of the noun נֶפֶשׁ (
JP’s Achievements in 2021 2021Dec13 Jerusalem Perspective ( ) has achieved a lot over the past year. JP
Lesson of Lot’s Wife 2021Dec08
Lot’s wife serves as a warning that overattachment to possessions can come at the cost of one’s life.
Days of the Son of Man 2021Dec03
In Jesus’ saying, the Son of Man does not function as the agent of destruction, any more than Noah did in the time of the flood or Lot did in the last days of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Sign-Seeking Generation 2021Nov02
What was “the sign of Jonah”? This LOY segment offers a new and surprising answer.
Teaching with Authority: The Development of Jesus’ Portrayal as a Teacher within the Synoptic Tradition 2021Oct06
When Jesus’ teaching is falsely portrayed as entirely new, it obscures what in Jesus’ message is truly unique.
Innocent Blood 2021Aug25
How well-read was Jesus? The LOY segment entitled Innocent Blood probes the possibility that Jesus read and quoted a no-longer-extant Second Temple-period Jewish literary work that warned against violent religious extremism.
Audio : Like Lightning from Heaven (Luke 10:18): Jesus’ Apocalyptic Vision of the Fall of Satan JP 2021Aug15
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article “Like Lightning from Heaven (Luke 10:18): Jesus’ Apocalyptic Vision of the Fall of Satan.” JP
Audio : “Shake the Dust from Your Feet”: What Did the Apostles’ Action Signify? JP 2021Aug08
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article, “‘Shake the Dust from Your Feet’: What Did the Apostles’ Action Signify?” JP
Audio : Gergesa, Gerasa, or Gadara? Where Did Jesus’ Miracle Occur? JP 2021Jul30
Listen to Ze’ev Safrai’s
article “Gergesa, Gerasa, or Gadara? Where Did Jesus’ Miracle Occur?” JP
Audio : Sabbath Breakers JP 2021Jul30
Listen to Shmuel Safrai’s
article “Sabbath Breakers.” JP
Generations That Repented Long Ago 2021Jun28
Did Jesus condemn his contemporaries for failing to recognize him as the Messiah or for something more insidious?
Character Profile: Mary Magdalene 2021Jun10
In place of accurate facts about Mary Magdalene, strange ideas and fabulous speculations have arisen that have diminished the true image of one of the most important women in the New Testament.
Woes on Three Villages 2021May25
The Woes on Three Villages express Jesus’ sorrow that Chorazin, Bethsaida and Capernaum had not responded to his warning not to get sucked into the black hole of violent religious nationalism.
Notes on the New Testament as a Witness for Broader Jewish Patterns in Jesus’ Times 2021May11
This essay probes a number of Matthean and Lukan contributions to the shared Synoptic narrative, in search of possible reflections of contemporaneous Jewish customs and beliefs with broader circulation.
Did Jesus Save the Life of an Adulteress? 2021Apr23
A fresh look at the text and at the historical evidence yields a version of the story of the Woman Caught in Adultery that turns out to be surprisingly different from the way it is usually portrayed.
Indispensable Resource Now Free 2021Apr19 The Jewish People in the First Century is now available to all users of the internet who have registered with the Internet Archive for an e-library card.
Calamities in Yerushalayim 2021Apr15
Did ancient Judaism teach that personal misfortune was proof of sin?
Joseph’s Silence 2021Apr11
Scripture does not record a single word Joseph ever spoke. But Joseph’s example of quiet faithfulness encouraged others to trust God.
Gospel Postcard: The Garden of Gethsemane 2021Mar08
The traditional location of the Garden of Gethsemane is on the lower slopes of the Mount of Olives opposite the Temple Mount and its Golden Gate.
Yeshua’s Testing 2021Feb26
The LOY reconstruction and commentary on the story of Jesus’ temptation.
LOY Excursus: Sources of the “Strings of Pearls” in Luke’s Gospel 2021Jan14
The “strings of pearls” (Luke 8:16-18; 9:23-27; 16:16-18; 17:1-6) offer an example of the outsized influence of the First Reconstruction on the synoptic tradition.
Three Synoptic Studies Resources Now Free 2021Jan11 Jerusalem Perspective has made three foundational resources for the study of the Synoptic Gospels freely available to the public via the Internet Archive.
Cumulative Life of Yeshua Greek Reconstructions 2020Dec08
The reconstructed Greek text of the Anthology (thus far completed) with accompanying English translation.
“Power of Faith” complex 2020Nov20
By reuniting Quieting a Storm with Faith Like a Mustard Seed, we have a more complete episode in the life of Jesus.
Audio Archive JP 2020Oct31
Below is the complete catalogue of posts with Audio JP recordings, ordered newest to oldest. Enjoy!
“Yeshua’s Selectivity in Accepting Disciples” complex 2020Oct30
Whereas Jesus’ Kingdom message was for everyone, the calling to full-time discipleship could be answered only by a few.
New Feature on Jerusalem Perspective 2020Oct23
Audio recordings of some of
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Yeshua’s Immersion 2020Oct01
The words of the heavenly voice that spoke at Jesus’ immersion foreshadowed the trajectory of Jesus’ career.