Sabbatai Zevi (Jewish Convert To Islam)

Originally posted on News For The Blind:
Sabbatai Zevi (שַׁבְּתַי צְבִי, other spellings include Sabbatai Ẓevi, Shabbetai Ẓevi, Shabbeṯāy Ṣeḇī, Sabbatai Sevi, Shabsai Tzvi, and Sabetay Sevi in Turkish) (August 1, 1626 – c. September 17, 1676[1]) was aSephardic Rabbi[2] and kabbalist who claimed to be the long-awaited Jewish Messiah. He was the founder of…

Converso Involvement in the Sabbatai Zevi Movement

Originally posted on B'nei Anusim Center for Education:
By Rabbi Juan Bejarano-Gutierrez The rise of Sabbatai Zevi and his messianic movement greatly impacted communities comprised of former Conversos. In 1666 for example, many of the members of the community in Amsterdam succumbed to the predominant enthusiasm as did those in Hamburg. Prayers had even…

The Sabbatean Prophets

Originally posted on B'nei Anusim Center for Education:
B”H Traveling on business can be difficult but one benefit is that it gives me the opportunity to read. I started reading The Sabbatean Prophets by Matt Goldish and so far it has been a fascinating read. Studies on Shabbatai Zevi have focused on the events…

Written and translated by different men over thousands of years

Today there are still people in english speaking countries who claim the King James Bible to be the only true Bible. They do seem to forget that God did not require everybody to be able to speak and read English fluently. They also seem to forget that the original language God had chosen was Hebrew […]

Looking at notes of Samuel Ward and previous Bible translation efforts in English

Al over the world bible scholars are looking for treasures in the archives concerning religious events. An American scholar came all the way down to Great Britain to find what many hot see at the archive at the University of Cambridge. In an unassuming notebook, which dates from 1604 to 1608, Jeffrey Alan Miller, an assistant professor […]

Worlds Apart

Our brother and retired teacher, lecturer in Biblical and Religious matters, Colin J. Edwards has written a book about the 17 th Century Tilly family of Ringwood, Hampshire in Southern England who were Congregational Puritans. He looks to what happened if you had a conscience and didn’t agree with the prevailing view of religion and […]

Approachers of ideas around gods, philosophers and theologians

Many find because a deity can not scientifically proven there is therefore no deity existing. However, they do not ask themselves what scientific rules should be applied and of which or where the authenticity or accuracy of this knowledge can come from. Many things that were once seen as scientifically valid are disrupted by the […]