Who was the prophet who died on his birthday?

Posted by on Sep 25, 2019 in Q&A

Question: Who was the prophet who died on his birthday? Answer: Mosheh (Moses). Mosheh spoke these words to all Israel, I am one hundred and twenty years old today. I am no longer able to go out and come in. And Yehovah has said to me, ‘You do not pass over this Yarden’. (Deu 31:2) The expression “I am one-hundred and twenty years old today” means “on this very day is the exact day that my life has become complete. Flavius Josephus in...

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How was the Red Sea parted?

Posted by on Sep 22, 2019 in Q&A

Question: How was the Red Sea parted? Answer: According to the Christian films, Mosheh (Moses) stretched his arm, hit the waters of Yam Suph (the Red Sea) with his staff, and they parted in front of the amazed Israelites. Then, Israel crossed the sea on a dry land. However, the Exodus story says that when Mosheh stretched his arm and touched the waters of the Red Sea, a strong wind started blowing all night until the bottom of the sea got dried. And then, Israel left Egypt...

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Does Torah allow polygamy?

Posted by on Aug 17, 2019 in Q&A

Question: Does Torah allow polygamy? Answer: Torah presents the original type of marriage—that of Adam and Chavah—as monogamous. Besides the monogamy, every instance of polygamy in the Torah is related directly to some sort of strife between competing wives. The verse that the Torah allegedly gives a green light to polygamy says, “If a man have two wives, … then …”. The law does not command polygamy, but simply says “if … then …”, If a man have two...

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Do Hebrews and Gentiles see the past and future differently?

Posted by on Aug 16, 2019 in Q&A

Question: Do Hebrews and Gentiles see the past and future differently? Answer: Yes, they do. In the Greco-Roman mindset, for instance, the past is behind, and future is before. This concept is derived from the simple idea that as one walks forward, he sees what comes to him, i.e. the future. And what is behind him is the past. However, in the Hebraic mindset, the things are turned 180 degrees: the past is before the Hebrew, and the future is behind. Why is that? This...

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Did Paul teach against the Temple sacrifices?

Posted by on Aug 16, 2019 in Q&A

Question: Did Paul teach against the Temple sacrifices? Answer: Let us read Acts 21:20-28 and ask ourselves the questions: if Apostle Shaul (Paul) taught against the Law of God, Why did he take on the Nazarite vow according to the Law (Num 6:13-20) that required sacrifices? Why did he participate with four other men? Why did he participate in burnt offerings and sacrifices in the Temple? Why did Ya’akov (James) and the elders urge him to do this? Why would Paul pay...

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What is the definition of “religious absurd”?

Posted by on Aug 16, 2019 in Q&A

Question: What is the definition of “religious absurd”? Answer: By definition “absurd” is a situation inconsistent with reason, logic or common sense; a logical contradiction. But what is “religious absurd”? A religious absurd would be a situation in which one or more fundamental beliefs of a religion contradict the others. Two of the main fundamental beliefs of Christianity are (1) Christ died for the forgiveness of sins and (2) the Law...

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Who changed Shaul’s name to “Paul”?

Posted by on Aug 16, 2019 in Q&A

Question: Who changed Shaul’s name to “Paul”? Answer: Wherever we find in the Scripture that a name was given, we always find the reason and who did it, i.e. Elohim and His messengers, the patriarchs and even King Nebuchadnezzar who changed the names of Daniel and his companions. We find the same pattern in the Apostolic Writings, i.e. giving the names of Yochanan (aka John the Baptist) and Yeshua the Messiah. However, who changed the name of Apostle Shaul...

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Did Yoseph and Miryam have other children?

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019 in Q&A

Question: Did Yoseph and Miryam have other children? Answer: Yes, Yoseph (Joseph) and Miriam (Mary) did have other children after the birth of Yeshua, and the more famous of them are Ya’akov (James) and Yehudah (Jude), the apostles. Yeshua also had sisters, according to the account in Mark, Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Miryam, and brother of Ya’akov, and Yoseph, and Yehudah, and Shim’on? And are not His sisters here with us? (Mar 6:3) See also Mar...

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How many are the exiles of Israel?

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019 in Q&A

Question: How many are the exiles of Israel? Answer: There are four exiles of Israel: the Egyptian, the Arabian, the Babylonian, and the longest one: the Roman exile. Read more about Israel’s exile in the article “Did Israel reject the Messiah?”

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How long did it take for Israel to leave Egypt?

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019 in Q&A

Question: How long did it take for Israel to leave Egypt? Answer: It took YHVH only seven days to take Israel out of Egypt, but 40 years to take Egypt out of Israel. (Read more in Chapter “The Beginning of Months” from the book Reckoning of Time)

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What is the difference between Mount Horev and Mount Sinai?

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019 in Q&A

Question: What is the difference between Mount Horev and Mount Sinai? Answer: The use of the generic name Horeb (Deu 1:6) is to designate the mountain group in today’s Saudi Arabia (Gal 4:25) where Israel spent thirty years in the Arabian exile. It comes from the verb חָרַב charav, to parch (through drought), that is, (by analogy) to desolate. While the specific name סִינַי Sinai is given to the particular mountain upon which the Torah of YHVH was given to the nation....

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What do the European parliament and the Tower of Babel have in common?

Posted by on Jun 26, 2019 in Q&A

Question: What do the European parliament and the Tower of Babel have in common? Answer: They look alike. Compare the images below. The city of Strasbourg, France, is the official seat of the European Parliament. It is most known with its building which resembles an unfinished tower like the Tower of Babel (Babylon). The voluntarily unfinished aspect of the tower of the European Parliament carries heavy symbolism, as it is oriented eastwards, i.e. towards Babylon. It is...

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