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…]
This is an ongoing comparison between the teachings of Yeshua of Nazareth and those of the Pharisaic Rabbis. Even if the thoughts represented here are not word-for-word exact matches, there are very clearly still some strong parallels here between the two columns.
From the Dead Sea Scrolls. (11Q13)
The common understanding today in both Christian and Messianic circles is that “the gentiles,” or those who have no link to Abrahamic lineage or bloodline, are part of a religious entity that has been dubbed through the ages as “the church.” This belief is based upon an inaccurate understanding of Paul’s message of the Olive … [Read more…]
Sefer Yetzirah is among the very earliest of Kabbalistic literature. It is unique in that it presents a cosmology in which the creation of the world is a divine result of God’s use of the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet, and the ten numerations of the Tree of Life.
This edition of Pirke Avot is a based upon the translation by Charles Taylor, originally published in 1897. It is has been released for free viewing from Torah Driven Life for the edification of the body of believers.
A dream given to Jesse ben Yosef on Tevet 12, 2012.
A revelation given to Jesse ben Yosef on Tammuz 17, 2012.