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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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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“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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Resurrection of Body vs Reincarnation of Soul

Posted by on Jan 23, 2022 in Bible Study

When thinking of “resurrection” and “the world to come”, many people do not realize that there are different concepts behind these words, and if we add the term “reincarnation” the things become even more complicated. In this introduction to the matter of the resurrection of the body and the reincarnation of the soul, we would like to clarify certain concepts in Judaism that the rabbis have written about, but still their controversy has...

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Marriage After Resurrection and Beyond

Posted by on Dec 19, 2021 in Bible Study

It is understood that Yeshua had stated that after the resurrection from the dead, men are not given in marriage any longer, because they are like angels who do not marry either. It is easy thus to assume that since the angels do not marry, nor will men. Can we rethink this? Let us read in the textual context. Some of the Sadducees, who deny the resurrection, came to Yeshua and asked him this question, Teacher, Mosheh said that if anyone should die, having no children, his...

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Mevushal Wine: The Boiling Controversy

Posted by on Dec 5, 2021 in Bible Study

There are two types of Kosher wine: non-mevushal and mevushal. While most of the Torah-observant non-Jews are unaware of such a classification, there is a difference between them. But as we will explain in the following, this difference is boiled down to the principal question whether the mevushal wine can be found in the Scripture. And if mevushal wine cannot be found in the Scripture, then it must be Rabbinical. So, is the term “mevushal wine” Scriptural or...

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From Ignatius of Antioch to the Pope of Rome

Posted by on Oct 6, 2021 in Bible Study

The Nazarenes were called first “Christians” in Antioch where Ignatius was Bishop of Antioch. As we will see in this study, that was not accidental. In the article The Nazarenes and Their Sect The Way, we explained that the apostles and their disciples were called Nazarenes after Yeshua the Nazarene, and their assembly was called The Way for he said, “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life”. One of the ringleaders of the Nazarene sect was none...

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The Nazarenes and Their Sect The Way

Posted by on Oct 1, 2021 in Bible Study

The Apostolic Writings tell us that the disciples of Yeshua and the new converts were called Nazarenes and their assembly was a sect within Judaism, called The Way, contrary to the common belief that they were “Christians” and their assemblies were called “churches”. In fact, we have verses which testify to the truth of this belief that none of the apostles called himself “Christian”. That compels us to consider the question: if that were...

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Born Again or Born From Above

Posted by on Sep 13, 2021 in Bible Study, The Messiah

There was a pharisee who was the reason to have today the phrase “born again”. This pharisee named Nicodemus was one of the rulers of the Jews. He came to Yeshua by night for he was his secret follower and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from Elohim, for no man is able to do these signs you do if Elohim is not with him.” But Yeshua answered Nicodemus (seemingly out of place), saying, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless...

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The Uninspired Pages Found in the Bible

Posted by on Sep 9, 2021 in Bible Study

How many of us realize that there are uninspired pages in the Bible whose authors are unknown. As surprising as this may sound to many, there are indeed two pages that were not inspired. These uninspired pages were not written by any of the prophets or by the disciples. The first page reads “The Old Testament” and is placed just before Gen 1:1 and the other reads “The New Testament” and is placed before Mat 1:1. The intelligent reader knows that...

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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...

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