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)
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.
In studying the three synoptic parallel accounts of the Good News, I have found that there is much information contained in each account that is exclusive to that account, and not found among the other two texts; so I have put this chart together for the purpose of studying Yeshua’s teachings regarding the signs of … [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…]