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News for the Next few months teachings

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Shalom L’Kulam I want to let everyone know our plans for the next few months and the rest of the Year. I am working on a Series on Honor & Shame in Scriptures for the next 8 weeks. I will be posting an Hour every week but I pray that you make time and try to watch this series which ... Read More »

The Didache: First Century Discipleship Part 3

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Didache is the Greek word for ‘training’ or ‘teaching’ and is the name given to a document that was recently discovered and verified to be an authentic first century document written by the believers in Yeshua as a training manual for converts coming into the faith from a Gentile background.  Written somewhere between 50AD-100AD puts this document being written around ... Read More »

Torah Portion Toldot Complete

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Parashah Toldot Genesis 25:19 – 28:9 Malachi 1:1 – 2:7 This Parashah covers the life of Isaac and Rebekkah, the birth of Jacob and Esau, the selling of the birthright, the famine in the land and Isaac’s adventures in Gerar, and the giving of the blessing to Jacob This posting includes multiple years of Torah portions done by Wisdom in ... Read More »

Parashah Chayei Sarah Complete

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Parashah Chayei Sarah Genesis 23:1 – 25:18 1 Kings 1:1-31 This Parashah covers the death of Sarah, the purchase of the cave of Machpelah, and the death of Abraham. 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 ... Read More »

READ ARTICLE ON HONOR & SHAME: HOMEWORK

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PDF: HONOR & SHAME homework Chapter ONE of the Book by DeSilva Honor & Shame Connecting Personhood to Group Values The culture of the first-century world was built on the foundational social values of honor and dishonor. Seneca, a first-century Roman statesman and philosopher, wrote: “The one firm conviction from which we move to the proof of other points is this: that which ... Read More »

Parashah VaYera Complete

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Parashah VaYera Genesis 18:1 – 22:24 1 Kings 4:1-37 This Parashah covers the hospitality that Abraham showed to his visitors, the saving of Lot, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the promise of a child to Abraham, the birth of Isaac, and the binding of Isaac. This posting includes multiple years of Torah portions done by Wisdom in Torah.  This ... Read More »

Patron-Client Relationships in the Scriptures

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Shalom! This teaching is a follow-up to the concept block teaching on honor and shame. In this teaching we will discuss the patronage system that was part of the culture and background of the New Testament and in fact existed in the ancient Near East as well as evidenced throughout the Tanakh (Old Testament).  This will give us a contextually ... Read More »

Wisdom in Torah Center of Hebraic Studies

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Shalom L’kulam These pictures are the designs for the Wisdom in Torah Center of Hebraic Studies. Keep us in your prayers please, due to the amount of traveling my body eventually breaks down and I need to start planning for the future. These pictures are the vision of Wisdom in Torah ministries. I am starting the transition from traveling most ... Read More »

Parashah Lech L’Cha Complete (2015 Update)

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Parashah Lech Lecha Genesis 12:1 – 17:27 Isaiah 40:27 – 41:16 This Parashah covers the covenant promise to Abram if he leaves his country, the split between Lot and Abram, the war with the capture of Lot and Abram’s rescuing of Lot, the covenant of the pieces with Abram, the birth of Ishmael, and the covenant of circumcision. This posting ... Read More »

The Royal Grant Covenant 3 Part Series

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The Royal Grant Covenant is found in Scriptures in regards to the Davidic Kingdom, The Priesthood and the Land Grant given to Abraham. In the first century writings there are a great amount of Royal Grants but our lack of understanding the Ancient Near Eastern Covenant language and it’s legal terms leads us to be uninformed about the great gifts ... Read More »

Torah Portion Lech Lecha Genesis 12:1- 17:27 (2014-15)

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This is a short teaching base on Genesis 14 and 15 and the Biblical principle of Honor and Shame. I will show you how YHVH gave Honor to Abraham for his loyalty, faithfulness and by not receiving a tribute from the king of Sodom thus giving Honor to YAH. Here we are going to look at the covenant with Abraham from the ... Read More »

Torah Portion Noach Complete

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Parashah Noach Genesis 6:9 – 11:32 Isaiah 54:1 – 55:5 This Parashah covers the destruction of the world in the deluge and the restoration of the world following that event. 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 ... Read More »

Parashah Bereshit Complete

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Parashah Bereshit Genesis 1:1 – 6:8 Isaiah 42:5 – 43:10 This Parashah covers the creation of the world, the creation of mankind, the fall of mankind, the sins of Cain, and the history of the world up to Noach. This posting includes multiple years of Torah portions done by Wisdom in Torah.  This includes: The original 2010-2011 portions The Ancient ... Read More »

Torah Portion V’zot Ha’brachah Complete

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Parashah V’zot Ha’Brachah Deuteronomy 33:1 – 34:12 Joshua 1:1-18 This Parashah covers Mosheh’s final blessing over the children of Israel and the account of the death 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 A separate ... Read More »

The Melchizedek Priesthood and the Day of Yom Kippur

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  Intro: The title was changed to better clarify the teaching’s purpose connecting Yeshua to the Melchizedek Priesthood using the book of Hebrews. Formerly called (the book of Hebrews and the day of Yom Kippur) This teaching is about connecting the book of Hebrews to the day of Yom Kippur and the service in the temple. I will show how ... Read More »

Yom Kippur and The Service in The Temple

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I highly recommend this little book that contains every step of the day of Yom Kippur in the Temple. The Yom Kippur Avodah This is the Power point for this presentation: Temple service_on_yom_kippur Shalom Kulam: I am hoping that this teaching will help you in your understanding of the Day of Atonement and what role does Yeshua plays in it. Please, review ... Read More »

How Do We Keep Yom Kippur?

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Shalom Everybody, I had intended to take a couple weeks off posting anything since my 4th son was born a week ago (circumcised yesterday! Baruch HaShem!), but this subject was weighing heavy on my heart so I put together a quick recording about how Scriptures teach we should keep Yom Kippur and really all of the Feasts. I pray you ... Read More »

Yom Kippur in the Ancient Near East

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Yom Kippur is a day where the entire nation of Israel seeks repentance for willful, rebellious sins.  Have you wondered how this ritual was understood in the ancient Near East?  How did ancient Israel understand sin and what were the affects of sin?  What about forgiveness? Did forgiveness mean the same thing to them as it does to us today? ... Read More »

Torah Portion Ha’azinu Complete (updated 9/26/14)

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Parashah Ha’azinu Deuteronomy 32:1-52 2 Samuel 22:1-51 This Parashah covers the 2nd Song 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 A separate tab for resources and additional information. Read More »

Torah Portion Nitzavim-Veyelech Complete

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Parashah Nitzavim & VaYelech Deuteronomy 29:10-30:20, 31:1-30 Isaiah 61:10-63:9, Hosea 14:2-10, Joel 2:15-27 This Parashah covers the covenant renewal at Mt. Horeb, the assurance of God’s fidelity, an exhortation to choose life, and Joshua’s succession 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 ... Read More »

The House of Shammai & The House of Hillel

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Shalom This teaching is going to challenge our perspective of the first century writings and the context of the arguments of Yeshua toward the Pharisees. Did you know that in the first century the house of Shammai was the ruling house of study and many leaders and sages were submitted under the ruling of Shammai? Have you ever heard of ... Read More »

Torah Portion Ki-Tavo Complete (updated 9/11/14)

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Parashah Ki Tavo Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:9 Isaiah 60:1-22 This Parashah covers the instructions for first fruits offerings, the building of the altar on Mt. Ebal, and the blessings and curses ceremony. 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 ... Read More »

Female Captives in the Torah vs Islam

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Treatment of Female Captives in the Torah vs the Treatment of female woman in Islam http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/28/rape-and-sexual-slavery-inside-an-isis-prison.html Rape and Sexual Slavery Inside an ISIS Prison Held by the terror group, women and girls as young as 14 who are not sold as wives are subjected to rape and torture. One woman is trying to buy their freedom—but time is running out. ... Read More »

Torah Portion Ki-Tetsei Complete

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Parashah Ki Tetse Deuteronomy 21:10 – 25:19 Isaiah 54:1-10 This Parashah covers many important aspects of the law code. 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 A separate tab for resources and additional information. Read More »

Torah Nugget Shoftim Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9 ANET

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  Here is the information used for this study on Shoftim. DEUTERONOMY 16:18-21:9 Isaiah 51:12-52:12   16:18-17:13 Establishing Justice 16:18–20. judiciary institutions in ancient Near East. As evidenced by the preface to the Code of Hammurabi (c. 1750 b.c.) and the statements made by the “eloquent peasant” in Egyptian wisdom literature (c. 2100 b.c.), those in authority were expected to ... Read More »

Torah Portion Shoftim Complete (Updated 8/28/14)

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Parashah Shoftim Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9 Isaiah 51:12 – 52:12 This Parashah covers the appointing of judges, the administration of justice, provision for the Levites, the forbidding of magic and witchcraft, establishing cities of refuge, laws concerning boundary markers and witnesses, the rules for warfare, and the expiation of unsolved murder. This posting includes multiple years of Torah portions done ... Read More »

MONTH OF ELUL STARTS TUESDAY NIGHT: Selichot Prayers

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Basic information about the time of repentance: “Selichot” Basic Questions & Answers   What are Selichot? Selichot are special prayers for forgiveness.  When are they said? They are usually said on fast days, which are occasions when the Jewish People needs special forgiveness for sin. They are also said during the period preceding Yom Kippur, which is obviously also such an ... Read More »

Torah Portion Re’eh Complete (updated 8/22/14)

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Parashah Re’eh Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17 Isaiah 54:11 – 55:5 This Parashah covers blessings for obedience, curses for disobedience, not worshiping YHVH the way the nations worship their gods, updated instruction for slaughter of altar animals, warning not to allow anybody to lead you into the worship of other gods, laws concerning kashrut, laws concerning the sh’mita year, and updated ... Read More »

HOMEWORK “HONOR & SHAME”

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SHALOM For those brothers and sisters that would like to do a little homework about a very important subject that Ryan and I are really researching. Ancient near eastern covenants, Righteousness & Justice and the Honor and Shame understanding are in my opinion one of the most neglected yet extremely important topics that must be considered in our Study of ... Read More »

Up Coming Studies for the next few months!!!

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Shalom to all Members: For the last few months I have being traveling and teaching all over  and I had not being able to do new teachings for the Website. I am so happy to have great friends and fellow brothers like Ryan and Daniel whom have really helped me keep up with research and studies while I am getting ... Read More »

Haftarah Ekev – Isaiah 49:14 – 51:3

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Shalom, This is a the Haftarah portion for Parashah Ekev.  I am in the process of recording the Haftarah portions in 1 hour segments for the 2014-2015 cycle.  I will make a few of them available here on Wisdom in Torah but most will be for members of Rooted-in-Torah.com.  This is a huge undertaking for me and I ask for ... Read More »

Honor and Shame Concept Block

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Shalom! This is an extremely important subject that most of us in the western culture (North America, Europe, and Australia) do not really understand. This is one of if not the most important cultural concept to unlocking Scriptures and it has been lost to us until the last 20 years. Rico and I have been studying this subject now for ... Read More »

Torah Portion Ekev Complete (Updated 8/13/14)

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Parashah Ekev Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25 Isaiah 49:14 – 51:3 This Parashah covers the blessings for obedience and the warning not to forget who the source of the blessings is. 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 ... Read More »

Torah Portion Va’Etchanan Complete (Updated 8/8/14)

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Parashah Va’Etchanan Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11 Isaiah 40:1-26 This Parashah covers Mosheh’s viewing the land, Mosheh’s demand for obedience, the cities of refuge, the Ten Words/Commandments, the “greatest” commandment, and Israel’s status as a chosen people 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 ... Read More »

The Military Campaign Itinerary Text

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      Shalom, The Military Campaign Itinerary Text can be found all through out Scripture and is also well discovered and documented in the Ancient near East. These texts serve as “LEGAL DOCUMENTATION”  and as records of conquests by a nation  to declare what nations and lands they conquer and now belong to them. In this audio teaching, we ... Read More »

Torah Portion Devarim Complete (Updated 7-30-14)

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Parashah Devarim Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22 Isaiah 1:1-27 This Parashah covers the preamble to the covenant and the historical prologue; a recounting of the past events that led up to the covenant renewal ceremony recorded in the Book of Deuteronomy. This posting includes multiple years of Torah portions done by Wisdom in Torah.  This includes: The original 2010-2011 portions The Ancient Near ... Read More »

Logos Bible Software

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A lot of people ask me which Bible software I use.  I use the Logos Bible Software program because of the amazing versatility and the massive amount of resources which are available for it.  While it is expensive, I have found that it saves me hours and hours of research. Logos is set up as an account.  All of your ... Read More »