A handful of new texts have been added to the ongoing collection of the Post-Apostolic Fathers of the Early Assembly: three letters written by Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, to Polycarp of Smyrna, the Ephesians, and the Romans, as well as a fragment of his letter to the Smyrnaeans, all of which have been translated from … [Read more…]
A lovely new text has been added to the ongoing collection of the Post-Apostolic Fathers of the Early Assembly: a letter written by Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, to the Philippian Assembly. . Who was Polycarp of Smyrna? Polycarp was the overseer of the Assembly at Smyrna during the end of the 1st century CE. Both Irenaeaus and … [Read more…]
Among the ancient manuscripts of the early centuries following the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Yeshua, there came into existence many books, letters, chapters and scrolls, written in an Apostolic (or Post-Apostolic age) that regrettably became all but forgotten over the course of time. Among this collection of sacred texts are such works … [Read more…]
Over the past month, the Father has been speaking through several very prophetic and anointed voices about the upcoming Days of Awe– a 40 day season from Elul 1 through Yom Kippur. Traditionally, these 40 days, leading up to Yom Kippur, (the Day of Atonement) are understood to be a period of introspection, reconciliation with … [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…]
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…]
From the Dead Sea Scrolls. (11Q13)