The special prayer that our Master taught his disciples can be found in both Matthew 6 and Luke 11. The wording of each varies slightly, but both contain the mysterious Greek word epiousion, the word conventionally translated “daily” as in “daily bread.” But in my book First Steps in Messianic Jewish Prayer (and in summary in this video) I present an alternate opinion that is common among many scholars: epiousion means something to the effect...
The strange laws of Leviticus 6 seem to indicate that anyone who touches a grain offering or a sin offering becomes automatically sanctified. "Anyone who touches its flesh will become consecrated" (Leviticus 6:27), the Torah says. What does this mean? It seems strange to imagine that a person could go into the Tabernacle and touch the flour from a grain offering and it would make...
“You are Gods” — John 10:34–36 In the Gospel of John (Yochanan), Yeshua defended himself against a blasphemy charge by appealing to an obscure Jewish interpretation of Psalm 82. It was the “Feast of Dedication,” and our Master Yeshua was in the Temple when some of the authorities demanded, “So how long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Mashiach, say...
Month: Nisan (× ×™×¡×Ÿ)
In this, the beginning of months, we will have many opportunities for practically living out the words of the Scripture. We will be able to prepare for Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and to begin the counting of the omer. We are also able to recount the time when the Lamb of God was sent to take away the sin of the world. As...
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03 â€” Call His Name Yeshua
It may be shocking to learn, but the fact is that many people were named Jesus in first century Israel. So how is it then that his name is the name above all name...
There are four beginnings to the year. The first day of the month of Nisan is the beginning of the year for determining the reign of kings and the times of the pilgrimage festivals. The first day of Elul is the beginning of the year for tithing livestock. ...... Read »
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