by Pastor Melissa Scott, Ph.D.
How does one define Judaism? What makes someone Jewish? Why has there always been so much controversy surrounding the land of Israel? Unfortunately, there has been much confusion and conflation regarding the terms “Israelites,” “Hebrews,” and “Jews.” Also, many traditions are not as ancient as people might think they are. But there are answers to be found in God’s word, which should be studied along with secular history and archaeology.
In this series, Pastor Melissa Scott traces how and when Judaism became a definable religion. Whether you are Christian or Jewish, your faith should be based on God’s written word and historically verifiable facts, not on traditions and man-made dogma.
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Why is Israel Such a Big Deal?
Modern-Day Israel Is a Bookmark
Unfolding the History of Judaism
Jewish History: Not as Ancient as You Might Think
Were There “Jews” in Egypt at the Time of the Exodus?
Investigating the Origins of Judaism
Matrilineal Descent Is Not Biblical
The Emergence of Judaism
The Crystallization of the Newfound Faith
God Has a Perfect Plan
The Intertestamental History of the Jewish People
John 1:11 - The Rejection of Christ
Not All Israel Is of Israel
Romans 9:15-26 - God Will Have Mercy on Whom He Will
Romans 9 - A Remnant Shall be Saved
Romans 10 - You’re Not Born to Desire God
Romans, Isaiah - Who Hath Believed Our Report?
Romans 11 - Election by Grace Is God’s Prerogative
But what of the House of Israel? Continue the journey and uncover God's Hand in History