The Power of Linguistics

Martin Luther’s hate filed writings fueled centuries of violence

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Shortly after the start of the second millennium, violence against the Jewish people erupted throughout Europe. Over the centuries, it gained momentum that led to the murder of millions of Jews in 1945…

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The Language of Religion

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The Language of the Bible is powerful, especially when presented in a beautifully bound edition. And when the same words are spoken from the pulpit, their influence is magnified countless times. Over the centuries, these words have helped create a …

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Is the Bible Anti–Semitic?

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There were two very important conferences that took place in October and November of 1992. These conferences, sponsored by the American Interfaith Institute in conjunction with Princeton Theological Seminary’s Center for Continuing Education and the …

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The Bible and Antisemitism

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One may ask why theologians and spiritual leaders who come from various Christian traditions numbering over a billion Christians should be concerned about their relationship to a community of less than fourteen million Jews. The fact is that…

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Is The New Testament Anti-Semitic or Anti-Jewish?

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What is Anti-Semitism? Coined in the last century, the term has become in the West the primary way of referring to hatred toward Jews, but not toward other religious or ethnic groups which are, like Arabs, Semites. It especially denotes “Christian…”

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Polemics or Anti-Semitism?

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In the last twenty-five years several books and articles have appeared in which it is concluded that the New Testament contains expressions of Anti-Judaism (i.e. criticism of or opposition to Judaism as a religion) and/or Anti-Semitism (i.e. …

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