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…]
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.
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.
Early church chronicler Hegesippus indicates that some sort of massive paradigm shift away from the Hebrew faith must have occurred sometime after Yeshua’s ascension, but during his own lifetime. An amazing parallel to this same event can be found in Judges 2, which can be used as a powerful analogy to better understand the apostasy the … [Read more…]
Have you ever wondered why the Jews reject Jesus? Perhaps it is not Jesus they reject, but Christianity as a whole- and rightly so. The mainstream church has, in times past, put forth some very anti-Semitic teachings and statements. Now my intent here is not to make a blanket statement against all of Christendom; in … [Read more…]
No three aspects of the Torah Driven Life have come under attack nearly so prevalently as keeping the Sabbath, the practice of circumcision of the flesh, and eating the kosher diet. These three elements of Torah keeping are undoubtedly three of the most physically defining points of obedience to God’s commandments. According to YHWH our … [Read more…]
The Shem Tob Hebrew version of Matthew omits the majority of Matthew 28:19, including the popular Trinitarian baptism formula, and changes the ending of Matthew’s account of the Good News to: “Go and teach them to carry out all the things which I have commanded you forever.” Unfortunately, virtually all Aramaic and Greek manuscripts of … [Read more…]