The Abomination of Desolation as Reckoned in Daniel

Posted by on May 18, 2022 in Prophecy Insight

The abomination of desolation as spoken and reckoned in Daniel makes this book different from the writings of the other prophets. The prophecies in this book are not prophetic addresses to Israel or the nations, but enigmatic visions partially unveiled in such a way that they still perplex the readers today. The whole prophetic part of the Book of Daniel (from Chapter 7 and forward) is obscure. It gives neither measure for the “time, times and half a time” nor...

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Law, Order, Judges, and Police in the Bible

Posted by on May 8, 2022 in Bible Study

Civil order in a society rests upon a righteous judicial system of judges established by a constitution, and an impartial administration of justice established by competent police that ensures respect to the laws. The political system with elections and rule by majority, as we call it today “democracy”, was unknown to the Torah. Even the first king of Israel, Shaul, was not elected by the people but chosen by YHVH Elohim. But today there is...

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“Our Fathers Have Inherited Only Lies!”

Posted by on Apr 30, 2022 in Bible Study

Who made this confession: “Our fathers have inherited only lies” and why? While most of the commentators consider them to be the heathen nations, who will come to the faith of the true Elohim, what should give us pause, however, is that this interpretation is problematic. This interpretation fails to explicitly mention what would make the heathens convert so quickly. Moreover, those interpreters who advance this view are under the necessity of explaining another...

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Why the Pharisaic Trial of Yeshua Was Illegitimate

Posted by on Apr 28, 2022 in The Messiah

Was the Pharisaic trial of Yeshua illegitimate? In this introduction to the subject, we would like to clarify presently the fateful trial that much has been written on, but still some legal issues have not been perceived. In order to clarify these legal issues in their entirety, we must initially make some inquiries in the Rabbis’ own words: the Mishnah, or the so-called “the Oral Law” (the Mishnah is the first part of the Talmud; a collection of early oral interpretations...

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Are Sacrifices Legitimate Without the Temple?

Posted by on Apr 18, 2022 in Bible Study

Today, there is great deal of debate in Judaism whether the Third Temple in Jerusalem should be built, who shall build it, and when. While all these are legitimate issues for the future Sanhedrin (the supreme judicial and ecclesiastical council in Judaism) to debate, all according to the last nine chapters in the Book of Ezekiel, what is left for us is to explain the matter whether sacrifices are legitimate without the Temple set in place. The Torah is very clear on the...

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What Can Anger Elohim Most

Posted by on Apr 13, 2022 in The Exodus

Is there a sin that can anger Elohim most? The Infinite One is infinite in grace and compassion; He is slow to anger and of great mercy, ready to pardon. But what about His patience? Is His patience still infinite as He is? We will explain the reason for this question in due course. A good departing point to explore the matter would be “In the beginning”. Was Elohim angry when the first man and woman broke the commandment not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and...

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The Allotted Exile of Israel in Egypt

Posted by on Apr 3, 2022 in The Exiles

The “exile of Israel in Egypt” sounds peculiar as we have not read anywhere that Israel had been sent in Egypt for any reason other than the famine in the land of Kana’an. The Torah is virtually silent about the time Israel spent in Egypt. There is absence of any notes concerning the intended stay or exile of Israel in Egypt, which we do not meet with in Genesis and Exodus. The Torah is silent, but not the prophets (See Jos 24:14, Eze 20:5-9, and Eze 20:33-36). Such absence...

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The Lost Purim of Israel

Posted by on Mar 23, 2022 in The Exiles

The Jewish holiday of Purim (Farsi for “lots) is not one of the Appointed Times of the Creator listed in Leviticus 23, nevertheless, it is a joyful holiday for all Jews around the world. It is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (according to the Rabbinic calendar), or the 12th month of the Biblical calendar. Purim commemorates the deliverance of Jews in the Persian empire from the notorious anti-Semite Haman, who was not the first and...

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The Strange Way the Book of Leviticus Begins

Posted by on Mar 15, 2022 in The Messiah

The Book of Leviticus Vayikra begins with “And he called”, which has given the name of this book (Hebrew for “and he called”). This seems like an unusual way to begin a book with “And”. But, this is not the only book that begins in such a way. The books of Exodus, Numbers, Joshua, Judges, Samuel 1&2, Kings 1&2, Ruth, Esther, and Ezra too begin with the Hebrew letter vav, “and”. Who called to Mosheh in the very opening...

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Unseen Wonders in the Land Yet to be Fulfilled

Posted by on Mar 7, 2022 in The Exodus

Israel saw the mighty hand of Elohim in Egypt, what He did to the Egyptians by the works of the ten plagues, and how the whole Egypt was destroyed economically, demographically, and militarily. Israel saw them, the Egyptians saw them too, and all other nations heard what the Elohim of the Israelites did to the world power of their time, so that when Israel entered the Land forty years later, the fear of these awesome events were still in their memories. Then YHVH declared...

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“Do Not Kindle a Fire on Sabbath!”

Posted by on Feb 27, 2022 in Bible Study

There is rabbinic prohibition in Judaism to kindle a fire on Sabbath, the most set-apart day. This prohibition is derived from the Torah and further extends to lighting the Sabbath candles and turning on the kitchen ovens. For this reason, traditionally the Jewish woman kindles the candles before the beginning of Sabbath, and there are kitchen ovens with a “Sabbath mode” designed to keep the Sabbath meal warm from Friday sunset until Saturday sunset. Where did...

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When Mosheh Declined the Messenger of YHVH

Posted by on Feb 22, 2022 in The Messiah

We should recall that there was a messenger that led the people out of Egypt and went before them in the pillar of cloud and fire, to guide and to defend them day and night (Exo 13:21) in the wilderness for forty years. But because it was YHVH who was guiding His people in the person of His Messenger, He demanded unconditional obedience to him. Beware of his presence and listen to his voice. Do not rebel against him, for he is not going to pardon your transgression, for My...

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