(- did Jesus really say that?) The writer of Matthew states in chapter 10:35,36 that Jesus did not come to bring peace, eluding to a passage very similar to Micah 7:6, yet the gospel promotes Jesus as the prophesied messiah, that according to Jewish Scripture will bring peace to the world. Was this passage in … Continue reading Matthew vs Micah
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Matthew clashes with a quote from Micah
After reading both of the passages in Matthew and Micah in their respective contexts I had to scratch my head and ask myself how one applies to the other. To investigate why the passage in Micah is used by the writer of Matthew, we need to look at what the setting is around the Micah … Continue reading Matthew clashes with a quote from Micah
Micah prophesies the Messianic Era
The future King or leader of Israel is referred to often in the Tanach, by the various Prophets. Micah gives reference to this leader as well. Micah grew up in Moresheth-gath, a village near the Philistine border. He prophesied during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah (739 – 693 BCE)1 Chapter 5 vs.1in the … Continue reading Micah prophesies the Messianic Era
My son came out of Egypt
Hosea was a Prophet to the Northern tribes, some date that he prophesied between 760 - 720 BCE and others place the time between 750 -720 BCE. He witnessed the decline and fall of Israel1. In Hosea chapter 11 verse 1, is Hosea referring to: (a.) all of Israel that was living in Egypt, (b.) … Continue reading My son came out of Egypt
Has it ever crossed your mind, “What does God desire of me?” Our minds can go in many different directions. The best answer isn’t what we think or feel, but what does the Tanach say. The Prophet Hosea in chapter 6 gives us the answer. It is so easy to get caught up in our … Continue reading God desires…………
Is Isaiah 7:14 referring to a “virgin” or a “young woman”?
Some believe that she was a combination of both, she may have been a young woman and a virgin as well. So why does this matter? It wouldn't matter, but the verse is used by the writer of Mathew to present his “virgin birth” story of the messiah. The book of Matthew is the only … Continue reading Is Isaiah 7:14 referring to a “virgin” or a “young woman”?
A Mothers Cry from the Grave – Love Personified!
God heard the cry from Rachel for her children, as she cried out from Ramah. She was greatly distressed. But she had been deceased for many years before this. Does our love for our family stop or does it continue after we pass on from here? Are we aware of events happening after death?1 How … Continue reading A Mothers Cry from the Grave – Love Personified!
Matthew Quotes From Isaiah Part 3 of 3
We will explore the final two quotes the writer of Matthew draws from Isaiah in this article. In Matthew 8: 17 he quotes from Isaiah 53: 4, and in Matthew 21:13 from Isaiah 56:7. Click here for part 1 Click here for part 2 Matthew 8:17 vs, Isaiah 53:4 Matthew 8:17 actually begins with verse … Continue reading Matthew Quotes From Isaiah Part 3 of 3
Matthew Quotes from Isaiah part 2 of 3
Isaiah 29:13 &14 Context of the Scripture: God is expressing a state of condition that He sees in the Israelite's; saying the Israeli's draw near to Him outwardly – with verbal expressions they express honor, but not honor from their heart. Their fear of Him is a commandment that has been learned by meaningless repetition. … Continue reading Matthew Quotes from Isaiah part 2 of 3
Matthew Quotes from the Prophets -Part 1: Judges
From Judges In Matthew chapter 2 verse 23 the writer of Matthew makes a reference that he is quoting from one of the prophets by stating, “was spoken by the prophets”. He then goes on in this verse with; “he shall be called a Nazarene”.1 It is implied as a quote from the Tanach and … Continue reading Matthew Quotes from the Prophets -Part 1: Judges