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Polygyny in the Set-apart Community

The wisest and safest way (not the only righteous way) for polygyny to be manifested is within the sanctity of set-apart communities. That way, organic relationships have already been formed, and everyone is adhering to the same community standards. 327 more words

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Why Polygyny?

I’m sure many of you saw my piece on marriage and polygyny, whether you read it or not. I shared some of the general precepts and cultural history of polygyny. 462 more words

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A Brief Look at Marriage and Polygyny

Sex is overprioritized in western marriage. As such, there are too many unrighteous sexual practices transpiring amongst “conscious” and “Hebrew Israelite” communities. Hebrew Israelites, or BHIs, sometimes push this idea that sex is marriage. 791 more words

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Shabbat Toldot: Trust, Despite Everything

In parashat Toldot we read of the birth of the twins Esau and Jacob, born to Rebekah and Isaac after years of trying to get pregnant, and much frustration and difficulty. 696 more words

What was the Problem in Colossians?

One of the main issues we need to sort out for understanding the letter to the Colossians is the nature of the false teaching which was causing problems in the church.  575 more words


Two New Books by Andrei Orlov

Andrei Orlov sent me materials concerning his two newest books.  He sure does publish quite a lot!  The first, by SUNY Press, is The Greatest Mirror: Heavenly Counterparts in the Jewish Pseudepigrapha… 285 more words

Chaos All Around

As a pastor, I used to find the little nuances in scripture, but this week’s Parasha is jumping. Seeing the instruction to נח concerning the animals put a Steph Curry spin move on an אחי. 177 more words

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