At the BYNA Summit meeting in March, the leadership had put together a proposed “Articles of Declaration” to explain the history of who we are as a movement, and to give clarity and direction for where we need to be going in the future. In addition to a preamble, a main text, and a closing … [Read more…]
HaShem asks in Isaiah 66:8, “Shall a nation be born in a day?” He uses the analogy of a woman in labor giving birth elsewhere to describe the coming forth of the nation of Israel, (Hosea 13:13) so this analogy, at some point, becomes a prophecy; and this prophecy, at some point, comes to fruition. … [Read more…]
In the words of the 20th century Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, “More than the Jews have kept the Shabbat, the Shabbat has kept the Jews.” I would suggest that in the exact same way as the cultural identity of the Jewish people was preserved for the last 2,000 years, so will the people of Ephraim– … [Read more…]
When I arrived at the Congress in Ariel, I was immediately met with a spirit of love and cooperation, and not with the intense debate I was expecting. I was able to connect with nearly 130 delegates from thirteen countries around the world, and I believe that each and every man and woman who was … [Read more…]
This short little Teaching text, attributed to Yeshua’s twelve Emissaries, is more commonly known as “the Didache,” which is a Greek term meaning “teaching.” It is easily divided into two distinct sections: the first being a retelling of the “Teaching of Two Ways;” and the second being an authoritative teaching for how the Assemblies should … [Read more…]
Aside from the fact that he was literally called “ben Yosef,” (John 1:45) there are many undeniable similarities, taken from the Scriptures, between Yeshua of Nazareth and Yosef the patriarch. Now notice the following parallels between Yeshua and Yosef.
Pharaoh gave to Joseph of the Hebrews Asenath, the daughter of Potipherah, priest of On, as his wife. This is an account of their story, restored for the Commonwealth of Israel, and updated to common English by Jesse ben Joseph; based upon the Armenian manuscript, as translated by Jacques Issaverdens, in the Gregorian year 1901.
Excerpts from an ancient Nazarene commentary on Isaiah, preserved by the fourth century Church Father Jerome.
In Rabbinic Judaism, there are four basic exegetical approaches to understanding any one passage in the Scriptures. These four approaches form the acronym using the letters PRDS, which is often written out as PaRDeS. The four exegetical approaches are as follows.
The Nazarenes were the original followers of Yeshua and His movement, and their sect survived for several centuries after Yeshua’s death and resurrection. It is noted by the “church father” Jerome that there existed, in ancient times, an apocryphal work, attributed to Jeremiah the Prophet, which was used by the Nazarenes. Jerome attributed the prophecy in … [Read more…]