Is It Lawful to Call Yeshua ‘Elohim’?

Posted by on Sep 30, 2018 in Oneness of the Creator, The Messiah

Is it in accordance with the Torah to call the Messiah Yeshua ‘Elohim’? To answer this question, first we need to find out what the Hebrew word “elohim” means. It may be a surprise for the reader to learn that there is no specific word in Hebrew that denotes what in the Gentile languages is known as “god”. The word “God” (German: “Gott”) is an abstract word that denotes a concept of any supernatural being...

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The True Parable of the Good Samaritan

Posted by on Sep 19, 2018 in The Messiah

The Parable of the Good Samaritan is perhaps the most recognizable parable among the Christians today, and the term the Good Samaritan has become synonymous with a good person and a good Christian. On the opposite side, however, very often the Parable of the Good Samaritan has been used to denote “Pharisaic hypocrisy”, as the parable has been interpreted as an apparent illustration of “religious legalism”. But is this the true story of the parable?...

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Is Yeshua the Prophet in Deu 18:15?

Posted by on Aug 18, 2018 in The Messiah

Who is the prophet YHVH promised to Israel in Deu 18:15? Is this any prophet from the midst of Israel, or the Prophet promised from the very beginning of the world? We read from Deu 18:15-16 thus, Yehovah your Elohim shall raise up for you a prophet like me from your midst, from your brothers. Listen to him, according to all you asked of Yehovah your Elohim in Horev in the day of the assembly, saying, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of Yehovah my Elohim, nor let me...

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The Time When the Messiah will be Subject to the Father

Posted by on Aug 17, 2018 in Oneness of the Creator, The Messiah

When reading the Scripture, very often we overlook important passages, especially when the main Biblical event has come to its completion and we relax our efforts to learn. For years the present author has been perplexing as to the meaning of a certain verse in the Scripture, even a phrase, in the first letter of Shaul (Paul) the Apostle to the Corinthians. We read thus in 1Co 15:28: And when all are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself shall also be subject to Him who...

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Why did Moses Have to Break the Tablets of the Covenant of YHVH?

Posted by on Jan 28, 2018 in The Exodus, The Messiah

When Mosheh came down to the camp to find out that Israel had already desecrated the Covenant of YHVH, commonly know as The Ten Commandments, by having broken the Second Commandment and threw the tablets and broke them before their eyes, did he not know what he did? Did he not know that the tablets were written with the finger of Elohim? Yes, Mosheh was completely aware of the consequences for his actions. When he broke the tablets of the Covenant of YHVH, he knew that they...

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Messiah and the Temple. When will He Build the Third Temple?

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018 in The Messiah

Rabbi Moses ben Maimon, commonly known as Maimonides or Rambam, teaches in his book the Mishna Torah (Hilchot Malachim 11:4) that when the Messiah comes, He will also reinstate the Third Temple. His teaching is based on a prophecy in Zec 6:12-13 in which YHVH of the hosts said thus, See, the Man whose name is the Branch! And from His place He shall branch out, and He shall build the Temple of Yehovah. It is He who is going to build the Temple of Yehovah. It is He who is...

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Did YHVH Tell Abraham to Sacrifice Isaac?

Posted by on Nov 12, 2017 in The Messiah, The Patriarchs' Saga

In the story of the banishment of Ishmael in Genesis 21, YHVH told Avraham that in his son Yitschak (Isaac) his seed was called (Gen 21:12), but in Gen 22:2, YHVH seems to have turned the promise upside down when He told Avraham to sacrifice him. And in the culmination of the story in Gen 22:12, it seems that YHVH had “changed” His mind again when He told him not to sacrifice Yitschak thus having created another internal challenge for Avraham. We thus see that...

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The Sign of Jonah the Prophet

Posted by on Jul 8, 2017 in The Messiah

Yeshua gave the only sign, the sign of Jonah (Yonah) the Prophet, to prove that He was the Anointed One of YHVH, the Messiah of Israel. Why would He do this, if not to tell us something we do not usually see. YHVH gave the evidence the Pharisees were seeking for His Son’s Messiahship. And His Son pointed directly to it: the Sign of Jonah. Yeshua the Messiah did many wonders and signs while He was walking on the earth. They all are recorded in the four Gospels and the...

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What was the Outward Appearance of the Messiah?

Posted by on May 20, 2017 in The Messiah

What was the outward appearance of the Messiah, when He walked on the earth, because we are given no account on how Yeshua looked like outwardly in the Apostolic writings? The prophecy of YHVH concerning His Messiah pictured Him as unattractive in His outward appearance. However, the modern perception of Him is as having quite an ideal appearance. The Bible movies portrait Him as a blond, long haired, blue-eyed, Anglo-Saxon Caucasian. Can we rethink this? Unattractive in...

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Peter, Do You Love Me?

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in The Messiah

The present author will ask the reader to read first the article What is Love? for a better understanding of what “love” is from Hebraic perspectives. If this is already done, we proceed in reading from John 21, where Yeshua asked Shimon Kefa (Simon Peter) three peculiar questions. That was now the third time Yeshua was manifested to His disciples after He was raised from the dead (Joh 21:14). We read, Shimon, son of Yonah, do you love (ἀγαπάω) Me more than...

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Do Not Sell Wisdom, Instruction, and Understanding!

Posted by on Mar 4, 2017 in The Messiah

The words “Do not sell wisdom, instruction, and understanding” belong to the richest and wisest man ever born. Yet, he says when you obtain the truth (wisdom) from the Scripture, do not sell it for money. In this article we will study what his descendant Yeshua the Messiah says concerning this controversial topic of selling wisdom, instruction, and understanding. In Mat 10:8 he says: “Freely you have received, freely you give”. Obtain truth and do...

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The True Story of the Prodigal Son

Posted by on Nov 27, 2016 in The Messiah

  The tax collectors and the sinners came to Yeshua to hear Him. The Pharisees and scribes also came and grumbled because of that. But He spoke a parable to them of a certain man who had two sons and the younger of them said to his father to give him his portion of the inheritance. Then the younger son went away to a distant country, and there wasted his moneys with loose living. But when he had spent all and a severe scarcity of food came throughout that land, he felt the...

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