It is commonly believed today that Jewish perception of the Lost Ten Tribes of the Northern Kingdom of Israel is that they were gradually, at some non-specific point in time, reabsorbed into the fold of the Jewish people- that is, that they rejoined the tribes of Judah and Benjamin in the Southern Kingdom of Judah. … [Read more…]
Yeshua said in Matthew 15:24, “I was not sent to anyone but the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel.” This statement presents difficulties to those who see Yeshua as having come to establish a gentile-based religious system, yet to those who study the Scriptures from a Hebraic perspective, it makes perfect sense.
Being raised in the Church, I entered into the Torah keeping movement with the understanding I had been raised with, that the “New Covenant,” as prophesied in Jeremiah 31 and Ezekiel 36, was forged when Yeshua was crucified, resurrected, or ascended; but as I delved into both the Torah and the Gospels, I came to the … [Read more…]
Paul, in Galatians 6:2, makes mention of the “law of the Messiah”, and this one reference has been used by Replacement Theologians to support their assertion that the Torah of Moses has been somehow replaced by the Torah of Yeshua. However, if such a stance is to be maintained, then there should be at least … [Read more…]
Many today have unanimously agreed that “the Law done away with.” They go to many of Paul’s letters as their source of inspiration, claiming that Paul taught us not to keep and cherish God’s Torah, even though He stated in several places that it was to be an ordinance forever. So why is it that Paul refers … [Read more…]
If God did not provide us with an absolute, solid definition of sin- what it is, and what it is not- then the definitions and boundaries of morality and righteousness are, by default, completely arbitrary, and are dependent solely upon the will of fallen man.
Yeshua stated in Matthew 5:17, “Don’t think that I came to destroy the Torah or the prophets. I didn’t come to destroy, but to fulfill.” It is commonly thought today that Matthew 5:17 is to be interpreted as Yeshua having said, “I didn’t come to destroy, but to complete, thereby rendering it obsolete.” Here is … [Read more…]
Psalms 151-155 have been translated from Syriac into English by W. Wright, and follow his verse order as detailed in “Some Apocryphal Psalms in Syriac.” (1886-1887) Psalms 156-160 have been translated from Hebrew into English by Geza Vermes in his “Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English.” (1997) This is based on his earlier work of … [Read more…]
Despite the fact that the majority of Christendom reveres Sunday as the holy day of the week, we do not read anything in the Scriptures- neither in the Old Testament, nor in the New- that resembles a commandment to transition the day of worship from the Sabbath (sundown Friday to sundown Saturday) to Sunday. By … [Read more…]
In this article, Rabbi James Scott Trimm- producer of the Hebraic Roots Version of the Scriptures- presents a thoughtful and detailed argument as to why the Book of Mormon has no place in either the restoration of the ancient sect of the Nazarenes, or in the lives of Torah Keepers of any denomination. Unfortunately, there … [Read more…]