From the Golden Calf to the Face Masks

Posted by on Aug 15, 2021 in Bible Study

We all know about the face masks in the world of pandemic, but do we know what the golden calf stands for today? And how many of us know that we all have on the golden calf masks? The medical science and statistical data (if such data have ever been collected) do not indicate that wearing face masks alone helps prevent the spread of the coronavirus and its variants. On the contrary, since the outset of the pandemic in 2019, there is some proof that the ordinary face masks...

Read More »

Is Fast Allowed on Sabbath?

Posted by on Aug 11, 2021 in Bible Study

The question whether a fast is allowed on Sabbath may seem purely theoretical and even unnecessary. But as we will explain in the course of this brief study, this question is neither theoretical nor unnecessary. The matter will become clear once we understand why we should fast. According to the tradition, Sabbath is a day which abounds with a lot of food and celebration. And according to the regulations of the Rabbinic Judaism, one must not fast on Sabbath. Moreover, if a...

Read More »

Will Pig Become Kosher in the Messianic Era?

Posted by on Aug 8, 2021 in Bible Study

Some Rabbis believe and claim with certainty that the pig will become kosher in the Messianic era and be permissible to eat it. In the era of Mashiach, the Rabbis teach that the world will be altogether purified and thus it will achieve a higher spiritual level. Therefore the pig will become kosher and permissible food. What is their argument? Rabbi Chaim ibn Attar (the author of Or HaChaim commentaries on the Torah) suggests this theory: the Creator will alter the...

Read More »

Errors in the Genealogy of Yeshua

Posted by on Jul 26, 2021 in The Messiah

In this introduction to the errors in the genealogy of Yeshua, we would like to clarify certain issues that many have touched upon, much has been written on, but still its depths have not been perceived. In order to clarify these issues in their entirety, we must initially make some inquiries about the Greek of the canonical gospels. We will explain the reason for these inquiries in due course. How many of us are aware of serious errors in the genealogy of Yeshua in the...

Read More »

Gap in the Fourteen Generations in Yeshua’s Genealogy

Posted by on Jul 20, 2021 in The Messiah

The reckoning of Yeshua’s ancestors with its three divisions of fourteen generations was perhaps so arranged by Matthew to evoke our reasoning. We should notice that for this purpose, the disciple traced the line from Avraham through David to Yeshua. This line is interrupted in two places: Avraham to King David, from King David to the exile to Babylon, and from the exile to Yeshua: three divisions of fourteen generations each. But if we count Yeshua’s ancestors...

Read More »

Hebrew Word: Fear of the Lord

Posted by on Jul 14, 2021 in Hebrew Study

The phrase “the fear of the Lord” or “the fear of God” is quite common in the translations. But what is the Hebrew word for “fear”, as in “the fear of the Lord”? And what does it really mean to fear the Lord in the Hebrew mindset? In the following, we will explain what one needs to know about the Hebrew word and concept of “the fear of the Lord”. The wording “the fear of the Lord” is capable of two interpretations....

Read More »

Exile as a Place of Captivity and Revelation

Posted by on Jul 8, 2021 in Bible Study

In the following, we will debunk a false concept widely spread in the Jewish communities around the world that exile is not a land of captivity. According to this concept, any country in the world in which Jews can live securely and safely cannot be considered “exile” but “home”. Even the State of Israel can be considered a “land of exile”, i.e. captivity, if it does not provide security and safety. The advocates of this concept also hold the view...

Read More »

Bil’am: Psychological Profile of Anti-Semite

Posted by on Jul 7, 2021 in Bible Study

There are three peculiarities in the story of Bil’am, the prophet for profit and infamous anti-Semite, who had the known reputation in the ancient world of being able both to bless and curse with great success whomever he was paid to bless and curse. These peculiarities in the story we explained previously in the articles The Bil’am story lost in translation and The lesson of the prophet for profit. But here we will summarize them briefly: Bil’am was a...

Read More »

Can We Keep All 613 Commands?

Posted by on Jul 1, 2021 in Bible Study

Can we keep all 613 commands in the Torah? This question has been asked by many Torah-observant believers in Yeshua haMashiach after they had come out of the man-made religion of Constantine. And indeed, can we keep all commands in the Torah? In the following we will explain that this is an incorrect question to ask. The correct question, however, to ask is this: Are we commanded to “keep” all commands? Let us see it a little deeper, because it behooves each one...

Read More »

The Bil’am Story Lost in Translation

Posted by on Jun 27, 2021 in Hebrew Study

There is a story in the Bible that is perhaps one of the strangest stories ever told: the Bil’am story. Bil’am the prophet was about to be killed by the messenger of Elohim for doing what he was told to do. Had the Bible been written in English, Bil’am would indeed have had the reason to be confused. However, if we read closely the English translation of Numbers 22 applying textual criticism, we must agree that it makes no sense at all. In the following, we will explain a...

Read More »

Textual Criticism of Translations: Contradiction

Posted by on Jun 21, 2021 in Hebrew Study

In the previous articles in the series Textual Criticism of Translations, we studied how the capitalization and punctuation can alter the original meaning of the Hebrew script. In the following, we will study how to detect and solve contradictions in the text. And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the passover? (Mar 14:12 KJV) First, we should notice that...

Read More »

Textual Criticism of Translations: Context

Posted by on Jun 13, 2021 in Hebrew Study

In previous studies in the matter of textual criticism, we have already pointed out how the incorrect capitalization and punctuation (neither present in Hebrew) have altered and modified (intentionally or not) the Scriptural context. In this study, we will take the occasion to explain how the proper context can mend the incorrect punctuation in the script. Otherwise, the suggested punctuation below would be a matter of a personal opinion. As we stated previously, such...

Read More »