Monthly Archives July 2015

Judeans & The Bnei Menashe

My TJCII UK colleague, Jonathan Allen, posted the following in his blog last month (see Conflict and Identity in Romans: The Social Setting of Paul’s Letter,
Philip F. Esler, Fortress Press, 2003, page 66 Supporting Hodge’s arguments, Philip Esler affirms that “before the destruction of the temple in 70 CE the law and the temple were twin foci of the Judeans … separating the two is not easy.“ Making the good point that one of the essential differences between those living in Judea and those living in the Diaspora was that the former had the temple on their doorstep, so
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