Since before the Yom Kippur War, I have adventurously navigated the Hebrew Bible and Hebrew currents within the New Testament. My journeys have been far-ranging, ongoing and existential.
My journey toward Hebrew Homeland (my term, Heb 11:14) has been one of discovering and nourishing a Hebraic consciousness. It was deepened by trips to Israel, studies at two seminaries and two colleges, and especially by sitting under an elderly, wise, non-Jewish, Hebrew tutor.
One fruit of my explorations is my graduate thesis on the Heavenly Council in the Hebrew Bible, Judaism, and New Testament. Another fruit was a study paper I published during 19861995 called Yashar [PDF], which matured into this website and went online in 1998.
From my studies, I have come to engage in whole Bible theology. The word "streams" reflects the line from Psalm 46: "There is a river [nahar] whose streams [pelagim] make glad he city of God."
Biblical Theology listens carefully to Scripture's own terms, emphases, and structural patterns. It does not give ear to the categories or agendas of post-biblical Systematic, Dogmatic Theology that tends to use the Bible as a ventriloquist's dummy to voice opinions of a theological elite.
An underlying purpose of this website is to encourage notice of the streams of Hebrew revelation flowing into the New Testament. Two passages, in particular, represent a confluence of major streams focusing on God and Messiah:
"He showed me a river of the water of life...coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb." (Revelation 22:1)
For more detail explaining the why and how of this website, see the Explanation page.
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Kiddush beside Yam Kinneret (Sea of Galilee)
[Scene composed by Lucy Paz, Ramat HaGolan, Israel]
Ani Ma'amin | Raven's Bread
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