Before its destruction in 70 CE, the Jews in the Diaspora maintained ties with the temple in Jerusalem by sending gifts, tithes, and taxes. This article discusses this practice.
Destruction of the Temple
Peter encouraged the recipients of his letter by telling them that, like Jesus, they were rejected, selected, precious and living stones. He also referred to them as a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own possession. What is the significance of these wonderful descriptions? Continue reading»