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A few more ‘Memra’ verses in this portion….

Yesterday, I posted a Scripture image from my YouVersion account demonstrating an example of the use of ‘Memra’ from Deuteronomy.  We have argued on this blog before for the presence of Yeshua in the Torah, one example of which is … Continue reading

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In the beginning was the … Memra!

Maybe you’ve never heard this, but John’s use of ‘the Word’ (John 1:1ff) is not original.  Authoritative Aramaic translations of the Torah done by the rabbis, some 150+ years before Yeshua, used ‘Memra’ or ‘Memra de Yeya’ (Word, or Word of … Continue reading

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Sunday School, P.4. The Memra (Crash Course)

We had a terrific Sunday school class yesterday as we continued the series I am guests teaching, Yeshua in the Tanak.  I introduced the Memra from the Targumim.  Following is the audio as well as a link for the powerpoint … Continue reading

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Denying Yeshua

In recent months I have watched with some dismay as multiple people around me have strongly considered or actually taken the leap and converted to Judaism.  The move itself is not so problematic except that the conversion process generally demands … Continue reading

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Answering the Anti-missionaries

In recent weeks I have had several run-ins with anti-missionaries.  While I prefer not having such encounters as only rarely does anything good come of them, when they come to me, I have to respond as clearly and firmly as … Continue reading

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Two great lights and a lot of fireworks…

We had had a wonderful day with several Breaking Israel News reporters on the last day of the Second B’ney Yosef Congress when Al McCarn and I had the privilege of driving Eliyahu Berkowitz back to his home in Katsrin, … Continue reading

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Absalom, the anti-messiah and the Valley of Elah.

Biblical history IS prophecy.  I used to believe that some of Biblical history is prophetic, but the more I read and study ‘historical’ passages, the more I recognize prophetic pictures confirmed by other passages.  As examples, we have explored Joseph … Continue reading

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Being a light, according to Scripture.

Recently, I was pondering the connection between a few verses of Scripture.  I have mentioned how much I like YouVersion, so here is an image I recently posted followed by some comments and a music video (if I can find … Continue reading

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The Angel Of the Lord, Pt. 1

Yesterday, while studying the Balak Torah portion with our home fellowship, I was again enthralled with the appearance of the Angel of the Lord.  My Bible is filled with highlighting and notes at each of these amazing appearances.  When I … Continue reading

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Living in ‘no man’s land’ … but, there is hope!!

Growing up in the Christian church, it was hard for me to understand why a Jew was utterly rejected by his family, friends and culture if he professed Jesus as his Messiah.  Essentially, the Jew who dared to breath the … Continue reading

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‘from the midst of the fire…’

Originally published 8/11/14, but again brought to mind in my studies. Very important and interesting… There have been a few thoughts from this week’s Parsha, Va’etchanan (and I pleaded), running through my head that I want to share in a … Continue reading

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The Complete Lexington Baptist Sunday School Collection

Tomorrow, Sunday, June 21, marks the last time I will be at Lexington Baptist Church teaching Sunday School.  When our series started, I fully expected to only be there 6-8 weeks.  Abba had other ideas and I have been blessed … Continue reading

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“Now the Lord appeared to [Abraham]…”

Over the course of the last 18 months or so, a topic I have explored from multiple angles is the visible presence of Yehovah in the Tanakh and the connections to the Messiah.  We’ve looked at ‘the Angel of the … Continue reading

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‘seeing God…’

A couple of weeks ago I received the following response via email to a post I made on the blog.  Because the individual has chosen not to reply to my answer, and because the material is important enough to share, … Continue reading

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Did Jonah Meet Yeshua??

So, I’m studying and preparing to teach a segment on the Memra to a group during their Sukkot gathering.  It is an invitation I am excited about, particularly because they asked me to briefly share on one of my favorite … Continue reading

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