Preview of Passover Letters from the Elephantine Papyri

This is a special preview of the Support Team Study, Passover Letters from the Elephantine Papyri, in which Nehemia Gordon and Prof. Bezalel Porten delve into a series of Jewish letters written in southern Egypt in the 5th century BCE. They discover that the earliest reference to Passover outside the Bible is an Aramaic letter dealing with the same problem we face today - when to do Passover and look at evidence of Gentiles in ancient Egypt who kept the Sabbath in fulfillment of Isaiah's prophecy. Continue reading

Preview of The Four Fasts of Zechariah (Rebroadcast)

The destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem.Enjoy this special preview of my Support Team Study, The Four Fasts of Zechariah, then listen to the full episode, with accompanying source sheet, in which I discuss the four fasts found in the book of Zechariah, and whether the fasts commonly referred to as "Shivah Asar B'Tammuz" (17th of Tammuz), "Tisha B'Av" (9th of Av), and "Asarah B'Tevet" (10th of Tevet) should be observed today. Abraham wrote: “This was an amazing study…” Continue reading