The Baptism of John from a Jewish Perspective, Part 4

The Baptism of Pagans   In contemporary Judaic religious tradition of the day, those pagans (non-Jewish people), who wished to convert to Judaism would have had to go through a very specific ritual of Baptism. Moreover, this was the very form of baptism that John was using to baptize Jewish people—which is one of the […]

The Baptism of John from a Jewish Perspective, Part 3

Isaac & Jesus As mentioned previously, Isaac the son of Abraham nearly died at the hand of his father, Abraham in Genesis 22: 6And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of […]

The Baptism of John from a Jewish Perspective, Part 2

And in case you didn’t know it, there were three doors to the Temple and each of them had a name. As the priest entered the Temple he entered them in succession: 1.       The Way 2.       The Truth 3.       The Life Zechariah had entered “The Way” and was considered righteous along with his wife. He […]

The Baptism of John from a Jewish Perspective, Part 1

The Baptism of John By Tov Rose Why was John considered a prophet and what does this have to do with Baptism? There are many misconceptions about Baptism of the believer. Some teach that Baptism is simply and outward expression of the internal spiritual commitment. Others teach that it is a requirement, a sacrament. While […]

An Update from TOV Rose

Top Books Michelle and I have had an active, but relaxing summer here in Minnesota. We’ve been spending a lot of time across the parking lot from our small home, that’s where the pool is, and the kids are swimming there about three hours every day.  In other news, I’ve been calling churches to schedule […]