Why Mosheh Did Not Enter the Promised Land

Posted by on Jul 2, 2022 in The Exiles

Mosheh the greatest statesman Israel ever had was not allowed to enter the Promised Land. The reason was that Mosheh did not speak to the rock, as YHVH told him, but he struck it with his rod. Why was that a sin to Mosheh that it merited such a punishment? Let us suspend this question for a moment and raise another challenge: we find two quite different stories concerning the attempt of Israel to enter the Land of Promise: one in Numbers and another one in Deuteronomy. They...

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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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When a King Can Be Disobeyed

Posted by on Dec 26, 2021 in The Exiles

Exodus begins with the righteous act of two midwives, who disobeyed the orders of their king to kill newborn Hebrew boys. We are in the first chapter of Exodus and already have the first recorded act of genocide and the first recorded partial-birth abortion in history. But also, the first recorded act of righteous women who feared Elohim and disobeyed their king. The beginning of the first exile Yoseph died and all his brothers, and all that generation that came down to...

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Exile as a Place of Captivity and Revelation

Posted by on Jul 8, 2021 in The Exiles

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...

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The Prophecy of the 153 Fishes

Posted by on Oct 5, 2020 in The Exiles

There is a peculiar moment in Yeshua’s ministry that can puzzle anyone who seeks a deeper meaning of the words of the Son of Elohim. This peculiar moment is the catch of 153 fishes in the fishing net of His disciple. Shimon Kepha and the other disciples went out fishing and that night they caught no fish. But early morning, they saw Yeshua standing on the beach who told them to throw the net on the right side of the boat that they should find fish. So they threw and...

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How Faith did not Change Rome but Rome Changed the Faith

Posted by on Dec 23, 2019 in The Exiles

In 312 before the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, Constantine claimed he experienced a vision of a new sign when he looked up to the sun and saw a cross of light with the Greek words “In this sign, Conquer!” above it. He commanded his troops to adorn their shields with a new symbol ☧ formed from the first two letters of the Greek word ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ (hristos), after which he conquered Rome. In 597, in his letter to Augustine the first missionary to the British Isles, Pope Gregory...

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The Spartans — the Lost Tribe of Israel

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019 in The Exiles

Who were the Spartans — the people concerning whom the lines between mythology, legends, and facts have been washed out in the sand of the turbulent scene of history? What do we know about the Spartans and what we know about them, is it a matter of mythology, legends, or of facts? This will be the subject of our study. Mythology of Lakedaimon In antiquity Sparta was known as Lakedaimon (Λακεδαίμων), while the name Sparta referred to its main settlement on the banks of the...

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Where are the Lost Tribes of Israel?

Posted by on Jan 7, 2018 in The Exiles

Where are the so-called “lost tribes” of the House of Israel? And are they “lost” at all? The fact is that the Scripture records with a certain clarity the whereabouts of the most of “the lost tribes” during and after the Assyrian invasion. This study will not entertain the notion of the so-called “British Zionism” neither will it ever consider the Replacement Theology. What this study will harbor, however, is that the...

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Will the Husband Take Back the Two Treacherous Sisters?

Posted by on Nov 19, 2017 in The Exiles

The law of divorce in Torah in Deu 24:1-4 refers to divorce in which a reunion with a divorced wife is forbidden, only if she had remarried another man who had also put her away or had died. The Torah does not forbid the reunion of the spouses, if the wife had not married another man and if they would desire to become a family again. This is the plain reading of the law of divorce in Torah. The Law of divorce in Torah When a man takes a wife and shall marry her, then it...

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38 Contentious Years of Israel in Arabia

Posted by on Jul 2, 2017 in The Exiles, The Exodus

Little is known of the 38 years Israel lived in the desert of Arabia. “What was the life of Israel in Arabia?” and “Why a smaller number of people entered the Land?” are the questions we will seek answers in this study. In the article Israel’s Whoring in Egypt, we studied that the Israelites lived a comfortable life in the Egyptian exile and had they remained a moment longer there, they would have risked becoming part of it and there would have...

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The Exodus from Israel’s Whoring in Egypt

Posted by on May 6, 2017 in The Exiles

What do we know about the 215 years Israel stayed in Egypt? And what caused the Exodus and did all Israel leave Egypt? And what or whom did they worship in Egypt? In this article we will study the upsetting matter of the abominations the Israelites committed against YHVH. In the article Will All Israel Return? (The reader is encouraged to read also the related article When Will Israel Return?) we studied that the Israelites defiled themselves with the abominations and the...

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