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The sages interpreted “abominable thing” in this verse as referring to that which had been tainted by idolatry. This included things that were offered up to an idol or connected with idolatry. In turn, it was forbidden to benefit in any way from things connected to idolatry, which would include consuming idol food.Read This Most Recent Articles Discover More
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Serious disciples want to get past shallow teaching, understand their Bibles, and know Jesus better. Torah Club is where disciples learn to master the Bible from a historical Jewish perspective and apply its timeless truths to their lives.
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The LORD told Israel, "This is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you" (Exodus 31:13). Just as the diamond engagement ring represented that the girl was set apart for her fiancé, the Sabbath represents that Israel is sanctified by God.
Six days after what? Is there some significance to the six days before the transfiguration? Some scholars believe that the six days refer to a six-day period of ritual preparation, fasting, and ritual purification. “After six days” also alludes to Moses’ ascent up Mount Sinai.
A Hebrew / English Translation of the Gospels
The Delitzsch Hebrew Gospels is perhaps the best entry point to seeing, learning, and understanding the Gospels from a Jewish matrix. It was designed to give students of the Gospels an opportunity to study the words and teachings of Yeshua of Netzeret in their historical context.
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.” So what is “daily bread” really?
Teaching of the Month
Simon Peter holds a special place in the hearts of many believers. We find camaraderie and consolation in a man who could plummet from the highest points of discipleship to the lows of denying his Master. His struggles are our...
IN THIS ISSUE: When we lost track of the Jewishness of Jesus, it had a domino effect on the rest of our theology and practice. Jesus is just as Jewish today as he was when he walked the hills of Galilee. He did not quit being Jewish when he rose from the dead or when he ascended to the right hand of throne of glory.
Yeshua teaches us to turn the other cheek—not so people can walk all over us, but so we do not become as bitter and abusive as those who are abusing us. This teaching is to remind us to keep our hearts from hardening. We must live loving others, loving HaShem, and keeping our hearts open to God and open to others.