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Did You Know? The Caste system of Rome

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  Shalom L'kulam Did you know about the first century Caste system? Have you ever studied the letters of Paul from a anti Roman social, Caste system? What is the message of the Torah of Yah? Caste system and classes of people? Or Is the message of the Torah about Roles for the priest and kings but as a kingdom, ...

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Torah Portion Mishpatim Complete

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Parashah Mishpatim Exodus 21:1 - 24:18 Jeremiah 34:8-22, 33:25=26 This Parashah covers the giving of the law code in the Torah. This posting includes multiple years of Torah portions done by Wisdom in Torah.  This includes: The original 2010-2011 portions The Ancient Near Eastern Text (ANET) portions Commandments in the Torah Portion The 2013-2014 Torah Nugget The 2014-2015 Torah Cycle ...

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Lesson 3 – Reading

Please Read the Following Article: Expulsion of the Jews from Rome The God-Fearers   Scriptural Reading: Acts 18:1-2, After this Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.  There he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them. Romans ...

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3. Background of the Roman Ekklesia

The book of Romans is actually not a book at all, it is a letter.  It was written to a specific group of people who had problems within their congregation and yet we are never overtly told to whom exactly Paul is writing and what problems and questions exist within the ekklesia in Rome.  In lesson 3 we will explore the ...

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Did you Know? –Yethro

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Did you know? That Yethro came into Covenant relationship with the Elohim of Israel according to the Ancient Near Eastern customs? Making a declaration like he made in Exodus 18:10-12 and bringing a Korban plus eating bread were all steps of a covenant meal.

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Torah Portion Yitro Complete

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Parashah Yitro Exodus 18:1 - 20:23 Isaiah 6:1 - 7:6, 9:6-7 This Parashah covers Yitro's advice to Mosheh on creating leadership in the camp, Israel reaching Mount Sinai, and the giving of the ten words (10 Commandments) This posting includes multiple years of Torah portions done by Wisdom in Torah.  This includes: The original 2010-2011 portions The Ancient Near Eastern ...

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Torah Portion Beshalach Complete

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Parashah B'Shalach Exodus 13:17 - 17:16 Judges 4:4 - 5:31 This Parashah covers the flight from Egypt and significantly the crossing of the Sea of Reeds This posting includes multiple years of Torah portions done by Wisdom in Torah.  This includes: The original 2010-2011 portions The Ancient Near Eastern Text (ANET) portions The 2013-2014 Torah Nugget The 2014-2015 Torah Cycle ...

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Torah Portion Bo Complete

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Parashah Bo Exodus 10:1-13:16 Jeremiah 46:13-28 This Parashah covers the Passover, the final plague on Pharaoh's son, and the flight from Egypt. This posting includes multiple years of Torah portions done by Wisdom in Torah.  This includes: The original 2010-2011 portions The Ancient Near Eastern Text (ANET) portions The 2013-2014 Torah Nugget The 2014-2015 Torah Cycle A separate tab for ...

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Torah Portion Vaera Complete

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Parashah Va'era Exodus 6:2 - 9:35 Ezekiel 28:25 - 29:21 This Parashah covers the plagues upon Egypt. This posting includes multiple years of Torah portions done by Wisdom in Torah.  This includes: The original 2010-2011 portions The Ancient Near Eastern Text (ANET) portions The 2013-2014 Torah Nugget The 2014-2015 Torah Cycle A separate tab for resources and additional information.

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Torah Portion Shemot Complete

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Parashah Shemot Exodus 1:1 - 6:1 Isaiah 27:6 - 28:13 This Parashah covers the enslavement of the Israelites and the commissioning of Mosheh. This posting includes multiple years of Torah portions done by Wisdom in Torah.  This includes: The original 2010-2011 portions The Ancient Near Eastern Text (ANET) portions The 2013-2014 Torah Nugget The 2014-2015 Torah Cycle A separate tab ...

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Citizens of the Kingdom Complete

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Paul tells us we are "no longer under the law but under grace", that we are not justified by "works of the law" but by "faith", that we are not justified by circumcision. Yet at other times he boasts of how great the law is...Is Paul schizophrenic or are we misunderstanding the context of what Paul is saying? In this ...

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Torah Portion Vaychi Complete

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Parashah Vaychi Genesis 47:28 - 50:26 1 Kings 2:1-12 This Parashah covers the adoption of Yoseph's two sons and the final blessing of the sons of Jacob. This posting includes multiple years of Torah portions done by Wisdom in Torah.  This includes: The original 2010-2011 portions The Ancient Near Eastern Text (ANET) portions The 2013-2014 Torah Nugget The 2014-2015 Torah ...

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Torah Portion Vayigash Complete

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Parashah VaYigash Genesis 44:18 - 47:27 Ezekiel 37:15-28 This Parashah covers the restoration of Yoseph to his family in Egypt. This posting includes multiple years of Torah portions done by Wisdom in Torah.  This includes: The original 2010-2011 portions The Ancient Near Eastern Text (ANET) portions The 2013-2014 Torah Nugget The 2014-2015 Torah Cycle A separate tab for resources and ...

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Introduction to Patronage and Reciprocity

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PDF: Patronage in Scriptures click below Abounding in generosity _ a study of charis in 2 Benefaction_and_Reciprocity_in_Ephesians Patronage Herod and Augustus Patron relationship Patronage in the First CenturyBenefaction_and_Reciprocity_in_Ephesians Abounding in generosity _ a study of charis in 2 Part 1 Please upgrade your browser Part 2 Please upgrade your browser   Patronage in ancient Rome From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ...

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Introduction to Imperial Cult

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WHAT IS IMPERIAL CULT? Please upgrade your browser PDF: equity Imperial cult ROMAN IMPERIAL CULT. The Roman imperial cult may be defined as the offering of divine honors to a living or dead emperor. With antecedents in Egypt, Persia, and Greece, the ruler cult developed further in the Republic (Taylor 1931: 35–57), especially under Julius Caesar (Weinstock 1971), and in the ...

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Torah Portion Miketz Complete

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Parashah Miketz Genesis 41:1 - 44:17 1 Kings 3:15 - 4:1 This Parashah covers Pharaoh's two dreams and Joseph's interpretation, Joseph's rise to power over Egypt, and the visit of Joseph's brothers. This posting includes multiple years of Torah portions done by Wisdom in Torah.  This includes: The original 2010-2011 portions The Ancient Near Eastern Text (ANET) portions The 2013-2014 ...

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Lesson 2 – Reading

Please Read the Following Article: Hillel vs. Shammai   Scriptural Verses: Acts 9:1-2, Meanwhile Shaul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Master, went to the high priest  and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any who belonged to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to ...

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2. Who Was Paul?

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Most of Christianity today bases their around the writings of Paul, in fact, one may even go as far as to suggest that the book of Romans is the "Torah" of the Christian church. However, if we really want to understand Paul's letter, we absolutely must research who Paul actually was and if he really did teach against keeping the ...

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2015 Israel’s tour: “Mount of Olives”

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  Please upgrade your browser OLIVES, MOUNT OF (PLACE) [Heb maʿălē hazzêtı̂m (מַעֲלֵ הַזֵּיתִים); har hazzêtı̂m (הַר הַזֵּיתִים); Gk to oros tōn elaiōn (το ὀρος των ἐλαιων); to oros kaloumenon elaiōn (το ὀρος καλουμενον ἐλαιων); tou elaiōnos (του ἐλαιωνος)]. A small ridge of three summits, about two miles long, the highest of which is not quite 3,000 feet above sea ...

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Israel 2015 tour teachings “Tel-Dan”

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TEL-DAN The Place of the Golden calf Please upgrade your browser HIGH PLACE, CRITICAL ISSUES (בָּמָה, bamah; בָּמוֹת, bamoth). Offers an overview of the structure, forms, and functions of high places—a type of man-made religious installation in ancient Israel. The Term “High Place” in Scripture The Hebrew word translated “high place” (בָּמָה, bamah) has no known verbal root. It does ...

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Israel 2015 tour teachings “Shechem”

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Please upgrade your browser SHECHEM (PLACE) [Heb šĕkem (שְׁכֶם)]. A city and its environs in the central highlands of Israel. A. Modern and Ancient Name B. Topography C. Archaeological Excavations 1. German Expeditions 2. American Excavations D. Archaeological History 1. Earliest Settlement 2. Middle Bronze Age 3. Late Bronze Age 4. Iron Age 5. Persian and Hellenistic Periods A. Modern ...

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2015 Israel’s tour teachings: “Chorazim” Seat of Moses

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      Please upgrade your browser   A NOTE ON THE "SEAT OF MOSES" (Matthew 23:2) KENNETH G. C. NEWPORT Hong Kong Adventist College Kowloon, Hong Kong   Scholarly opinion is divided as to whether the "seat of Moses" mentioned in Matt 23:2 is to be understood literally or figuratively. F. W. Beare, for example, thinks that the saying ...

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Prophetic look at the life of Joseph

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The Story of Joseph holds the Key to understand end time prophesy. On this teaching we will look into the modern day message of prophesy for such a time like this. Part 1 Please upgrade your browser Part 2 Please upgrade your browser

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2015 Israel’s bus teaching: “Korban” Sacrifices

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Please upgrade your browser 6.2.4 Repayment of a Debt The distinctive feature of the ’āšām (אשׁם) in Lev. 5:14–6:7 [H 5:14–26] is that it denotes guilt with regard to holy things that had financial consequences.2 Little is said about the sacrifice, which indeed may be commuted (5:15), but reparation (the amount plus a fifth) is essential and must be rendered ...

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