Tag: Midrash

Christian Humanist Profiles, Episode 18: Centering Marginalized Voices

As children attending Sunday School, it is easy to become enthralled with stories of important, holy people, people who, though they had otherwise ordinary jobs and problems, God seemingly hand-picked to further His kingdom through their daily lives and families. While it is certainly good to notice how often God uses ordinary people to accomplish…

Jesus in the Far East: A Review of The Revelation of the Magi for HarperOne

Revelation of the Magi: The Lost Tale of the Wise Men’s Journey to Bethlehem Translated by Brent Landau 157pp.  HarperOne.  $22.99 When I discovered Midrash as an undergraduate Bible minor, I was immediately fascinated. The Rabbinic practice of expanding upon the Biblical text, providing details and linking characters based on linguistic connections (the old Rabbis…