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by Jacob Ben Avraham
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Theology Discussion and Chat
Topic: Isaiah 40: 1 to 26 and John 6:
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Isaiah 40: 1 to 26 and John 6:

ISAIAH 40:1-26 The prophet comforts Israel that their sins have been forgiven, the punishment is over. YHVH again is compared to a father who must punish his children for sins and disobedience. The father will chastise, yet not forever. Darkness has passed and the light has come. “The voice of him t...
by Jacob Ben Avraham
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Theology Discussion and Chat
Topic: A review of the Ten Commandments
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A review of the Ten Commandments

PARASHAH; “V’et’ Chanan” (and I pleaded) DEUT 3:23-7:11……ISAIAH 40:1-26……JOHN 6:1-71 Moshe continues to retell the experiences of his life to “Am Israel” as the end of his life is nearing, He is like a father on his death bed, and causes all of his children to come near and listen to their father’s ...
by Jacob Ben Avraham
Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Theology Discussion and Chat
Topic: A look at Isaiah 1:1 to 27 and John 4:1-5:47
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A look at Isaiah 1:1 to 27 and John 4:1-5:47

ISAIAH 1:1-27 The prophet has a difficult calling, he tells Israel of their unfaithfulness, sinfulness, how they wander away from God, and Adonai has to put up with the sacrifices, celebration of “new Moons” the High Holy Days. Etc. not that there is anything bad in celebrating them, BUT…. when thes...
by Jacob Ben Avraham
Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Theology Discussion and Chat
Topic: Deuteronomy, a look at the beginning of this book
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Deuteronomy, a look at the beginning of this book

Parashot: “D’varim” (Words) DEUTERONOMY 1:1-3:22…………ISAIAH 1:1-27…………JOHN 4:1-5:47 We start the final book of the original 5 books of the Torah, in which Moshe wrote down all the statutes, commandments, precepts, details, etc. that Adonai dictated to him to write. We must remember that Am Israel rec...
by Jacob Ben Avraham
Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Theology Discussion and Chat
Topic: A look at Jeremiah 1 through 2 and John 1 1 through 55
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A look at Jeremiah 1 through 2 and John 1 1 through 55

JEREMIAH 1:1-2:3 The calling of Navi Yirimyahu (the prophet Jeremiah) As we see in the beginning, God says, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you!” A great statement, a great truth that flies in the face of abortionists, those that say, “a fetus in not yet human”. If God is saying that EVEN B...
by Jacob Ben Avraham
Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Theology Discussion and Chat
Topic: Life journeys with the LORD NUM 33
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Life journeys with the LORD NUM 33

“Masei” (journeys) A Torah Midrash over NUMBERS 33:1-36:13 ” Masei” or “journeys” or “stages” in some translations, describes the encampments of the Israelites starting in “Mitzraim” (Egypt) which comes from the root word “Mtzr” or “m’tzar” meaning “restricted” and ending at last in the promised lan...
by Jacob Ben Avraham
Sat Jul 03, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Theology Discussion and Chat
Topic: A look at 1 Kings 18: 46 to 19:21 and Luke 23 to 24
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A look at 1 Kings 18: 46 to 19:21 and Luke 23 to 24

I KINGS 18:46-19:21 In this study, we see a second example of “zeal” for Adonai. Israel was again, bowing down and worshipping Baal, and Eliyahu really had enough and decided to do something about it. He initiated a contest between YHVH and Baal. Whoever answers the prayers and brings down fire to d...
by Jacob Ben Avraham
Sat Jul 03, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Theology Discussion and Chat
Topic: Being Zealous for God NUM 25
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Being Zealous for God NUM 25

PARASHA: “Pinchas” NUMBERS 25:10-29:40…………I KINGS 18:46-19:21……… LUKE 23:1-24:53 This Torah portion starts with somewhat a surprise, a promotion in rank for an execution committed, and rather suddenly. Pinchas, the grandson of Aaron was a Levite, and during the time of the “weakness and falling away...
by Jacob Ben Avraham
Mon Jun 28, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Theology Discussion and Chat
Topic: You can t curse what God has blessed....unless...
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You can t curse what God has blessed....unless...

PARASHAH: “Balak” NUMBERS 22:2-25:9……… MICAH 5:6-6:8…… LUKE 22:1-71 ...UNLESS... one brings a curse upon himself or herself, through disobedience This is the famous story of Bilam, who was asked to “curse” Israel, and instead, “Blessed” Israel, yet before this, his donkey spoke to him. The name “Bil...
by Jacob Ben Avraham
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Theology Discussion and Chat
Topic: The Red Heifer,symbolizing our Savior! Num 19 to 22
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The Red Heifer,symbolizing our Savior! Num 19 to 22

PARASHA: “Chukat” (ordinance of) Numbers 19:1-22:1………Judges 11:1-33……Luke 21:1-38 There are several themes in this Torah study. Number one is the “Red Heifer” This was for members of ‘B’nei Israel” that came into contact with the dead. We need to be reasonable since death was a common experience wit...
by Jacob Ben Avraham
Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Theology Discussion and Chat
Topic: The high cost of rebellion (part 2) Num 16
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The high cost of rebellion (part 2) Num 16

PARASHA: “Korach” (Korah) NUMBERS 16:1-18:32………….1 SAM 11:14-12:22……………LUKE 19:1-20:47 This study is about a Levite named “Korach” and a few of his friends; Dathan and Abiram, and they got together with 250 other guys and they “Rose up in the face of Moshe”. Now, this for sure is NOT a friendly gath...
by Jacob Ben Avraham
Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Theology Discussion and Chat
Topic: The cost of rebellion, was it worth not trusting? Num 13:1-15:41
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The cost of rebellion, was it worth not trusting? Num 13:1-15:41

PARASHAH: “Shelach’l’ha” (send for yourself) NUMBERS 13:1-15:41…… YEHOSHUA 2:1-24………LUKE 17:1-18:43 Most of us know the story of the 12 spies that were sent to spy out the land of Canaan, sent by Moshe by the word of YHVH. But let’s look at the story carefully and see what we can dig out of the sand...
by Jacob Ben Avraham
Sat May 29, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Theology Discussion and Chat
Topic: Lighting the Menorah lamps...being the "Light" of the world
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Lighting the Menorah lamps...being the "Light" of the world

PARASHAH: “B’ha’alocha” (in your setting up) NUMBERS: 8:1-12:16……ZECH 2:10-4:7…… LUKE 15:1-16:31 We see in this parashah study, various themes. The first being; “going up to light the lamps”. This speaks of the golden Menorah, which was inside the Mishkan. As we know it was made of pure gold, one si...
by Jacob Ben Avraham
Thu May 20, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Theology Discussion and Chat
Topic: We have all been "elevated" to serve! (Num 4:21-7:89)
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We have all been "elevated" to serve! (Num 4:21-7:89)

PARASHA: “Nasso” (Elevate) NUMBERS 4:21-7:89……JUDGES 13:2-25…………LUKE 13:1-14:35 We will see various themes in this Parashah study. In Chapter 4, the duties of some of the important Levite families; “B’nei Kohat” “B’nei Gershon” “B’nei Merari” (sons of). Their jobs consisted of taking down, transport...
by Jacob Ben Avraham
Sun May 16, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Theology Discussion and Chat
Topic: Shavuot/Pentecost What's it about?
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Shavuot/Pentecost What's it about?

SHAVUOT/PENTECOST What’s it all about? This is the time of year when this “Moed” (appointed time) is celebrated. This year, 2021, Shavuot/Pentecost starts on the Eve of May 16th. There are three times when all Israelites were commanded to go up to Yerushalayim to celebrate God’s appointed times, Pas...

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