And I Shall Bless Those Who Bless You

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in Hebrew Study

  “And I shall bless those who bless you, and curse him who curses you. And in you all the clans of the earth shall be blessed.” Gen 12:3 In our Hebrew study the Creator said to Avram to go out of his land and from your father’s house, and to go to a land which He would show him. And then He promised him to make him a great nation and bless him, and make his name great, and he, Avram, will be a blessing. But the Creator did not stop there. He continued with blessings...

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And the Philistine Cursed David

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Bible Study, Hebrew Study

In the reign of King Sha’ul the Philistines had gathered their armies for battle and came together against Israel. King Sha’ul and the men of Israel were gathered and encamped in the Valley of Elah, and drew up in battle array to meet them. The young David was the only one to stand up for Israel against Goliath the champion of the Philistines. And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by...

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By Grace You Are Saved! But What is Grace?

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in Hebrew Study

What does the English word grace mean? What is this by which we are saved? For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. (Eph 2:8 KJV) The Textus Receptus New Testament Dictionary does not give much clarity of what grace means. It says that the Greek word translated as grace χάρις (khar’-ece) means graciousness, of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon...

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What is Love in the Hebraic Mindset?

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Hebrew Study

What is the definition of the Hebraic “love”? In the western gentile mind, “love” is an abstract concept with no clear and concrete definition. If a gentile is asked what love is, what would be the answer but another abstract idea of warm feelings and positive emotions towards someone. “Love” from Hebraic perspectives is something much deeper than just a feeling. Due 6:5 gives the command to love YHVH, but in the most common translation...

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How to Utter Hebrew Vav: “Vav” or “Waw”?

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in Hebrew Study

There are scholars who teach that because Hebrew and Arabic are Semitic languages the Hebrew letter ו vav must have been pronounced waw [w] in ancient Hebrew, as it was in Arabic, instead of vav [v]. Although, it is true that both languages are closely related they are not identical and letters from one do not necessarily vocalize the same way in the other. It is also true that vav is vocalized by the Jews in most Arabic-speaking communities as the semivowel [w], i.e. waw;...

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The Almighty’s Sense of Humor

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 in Hebrew Study

  So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children. For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham’s wife. Gen 20:17-18 (KJV) Let us recall the context. Avraham moved his family from Mamre, where he encountered the three messengers, to Gerar. In Gerar Avimelech kidnapped the ninety-year-old barren Sarah for a wife and got into a trouble: he had to bargain...

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What Is Faith in the Hebraic Mindset?

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 in Hebrew Study

In Greek the word pistis is translated as “faith.” According to Strong Dictionary, pistis is persuasion, that is, credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly constancy in such profession. Hence, we find that in the Graeco-Roman mindset faith is an intellectual acceptance of what is true and we have to admit this is a very abstract concept. However,...

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What is Hope?

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 in Hebrew Study

  What is “hope?” In our western gentile culture “hope” is perceived as to expect and wish or to intend with some possibility of fulfilment like in “Keep your fingers crossed. I hope to take the test” or chance like in “I hope it is not going to rain.” But what is “hope” from Hebraic perspectives? Let us read from the Book of Ezekiel 37, the resurrection chapter, where the Hebrew word for “hope” is...

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The Name of Yehovah is Above All

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 in Hebrew Study, The Name of YHVH

The Name of the Creator Yehovah is the name above all names. The letters of the Set-apart Name Yehovah has an atonement power, as we will see in this article. And thou shalt make a plate of pure gold, and engrave upon it, like the engravings of a signet: HOLY TO THE LORD. Exo 28:36 וְעָשִׂיתָ and you will make צִּיץ blossom  זָהָב of gold טָהֹור pure וּפִתַּחְתָּ and (engrave) open עָלָיו on פִּתּוּחֵי engravings) openings) חֹתָ֔ם seal of קֹדֶשׁ set-apart לַֽיהוָֽה to...

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Did God Lie to Abraham?

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 in Hebrew Study, The Patriarchs' Saga

  And Sarah laughed within herself, saying, “After I have grown old, shall I have pleasure, my master being old too?” And Yehovah said to Avraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I truly have a child, since I am old?’ Gen 18:12-13 וַתִּצְחַ֥ק and mocked שָׂרָ֖ה Sarah בְּקִרְבָּ֣הּ within herself לֵאמֹ֑ר saying אַחֲרֵ֤יAfter בְלֹתִי֙I am worn out הָֽיְתָהshall exist לִּ֣יfor me עֶדְנָ֔הpleasure וַֽאדֹנִ֖יand my lord זָקֵֽן[being] old צָחַק tsah-khak’ to poke, mock...

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Peter Called “Satan” or “adversary”

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Hebrew Study

The Hebrew word “satan” is one of the words in the Scripture that has been extremely misused in the Christian theology. This word does not denote a name of a fallen angel. This word satan appears only twice in the Torah (in Num 22:22 and Num 22:32), but with total of 27 occurrences in the Tanak. Again, satan is not a personal name but a title. The Torah is very monotheistic in its approach to good and evil (Deu 32:39) that it is YHVH who brings life and death...

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Are the Jews Gentiles?

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in Hebrew Study

  We have been taught that gentile means a person who is not a Jew, especially a Christian, a heathen. The Hebrew word behind gentile/heathen is goy and it simply means a “nation.” The Scripture calls the nations, other than the nation of Israel, goyim (plural). But can Israel be goy, too? The answer is yes; Israel is also called goy for the simple reason that the children of Israel are a nation. At Mount Sinai, YHVH called them goy, and you shall be to Me a kingdom of...

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