The Biblical past, present and future of Jerusalem

The Biblical past, present and future of Jerusalem by Tuvia Pollack We recently celebrated Jerusalem Day here in Israel, a day on which we remember the reunification of the city in 1967. I thought this would be a good time to go through the Biblical significance of Jerusalem for

The Jewishness of the Christian Faith

The Jewishness of the Christian Faith by Tuvia Pollack About one hundred years after the death and resurrection of Christ, a rich man named Marcion arrived to Rome. He donated a large sum to the Christian congregation there, and started teaching a total separation between Christianity and Judaism. He

God’s Library

God’s Library by Ray Pritz And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Also another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, by what they had done.

Economy in the Bible

Economy in the Bible by Tuvia Pollack The Hebrew word כלכלה (kalkala) means Economy in Modern Hebrew. To an Israeli it sounds like something current, dealing with figures, money, and stock exchange, but the term has ancient roots from the Bible. Where does it appear, and what does it

Shalom in the Bible

Shalom in the Bible by Tuvia Pollack Unless Hebrew is your native tongue, chances are that the first Hebrew word you ever learned was "Shalom." Shalom is the last word in the priestly blessing, the blessing found on the oldest known fragment of a biblical text. The Lord bless

The four directions in ancient Hebrew

The four directions in ancient Hebrew by Tuvia Pollack In Genesis 28:14, God gave Jacob a promise: "You will spread out to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your descendants shall all the families of the

The origin and the meaning of – ‘Amen’

The origin and the meaning of - 'Amen' by Tuvia Pollack "Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, From everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen." Psalm 41:13 You have often heard the word "Amen" but what does it mean, and where does it come from? It actually appears

Bible and Archaeology

Bible and Archaeology by Tuvia Pollack The story written thrice in the Bible – and the archaeology confirming it. As you probably know, after the death of king Solomon in 931 BC, the Israelite kingdom split between the northern kingdom of Israel and the southern kingdom of Judah. The

Our Statement on the Contemporary Danish Bible 2020

Our Statement on the Contemporary Danish Bible 2020 by BSI staff Earlier this week, the Jerusalem Post published an article about a new contemporary translation of the Bible, produced by the Danish Bible Society. While new Bible translations are usually cause for celebration, this new contemporary Danish Bible is