(- 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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Who is the servant in Isaiah 53?
Is the servant in Isaiah 53 a person or something else? Judaism and Christianity have completely different answers. Taking the time to study the Scripture preceding chapter 53, Isaiah gives us the answer. So lets approach this without a preconceived conclusion. The subject of Isaiah 53 actually begins in chapter 52, verse 13. Keep in … Continue reading Who is the servant in Isaiah 53?
Abortion – A Jewish perspective
Judaism, like any other religious belief has a wide variety of different thoughts, opinions, and expressions on this topic. However, with that being said, I believe it is safe to say that Judaism is all about life. As we say after the Friday night blessing over the wine, La’heim, “to life”! As I write this … Continue reading Abortion – A Jewish perspective
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”?
Does the Bible say that blood is required to be forgiven?
Does blood have to be shed for Gods forgiveness? Does God require a blood sacrifice before He will forgive? The Christian religion teaches that blood is required, while Judaism teaches that blood is not required. So which is it? What does the Torah teach us? The first few chapters of Leviticus is dedicated to explaining … Continue reading Does the Bible say that blood is required to be forgiven?
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 Isaiah – (part 1)
There are nine references used as quotes from Isaiah in Matthew. Four of the quotes are referenced as being made by Jesus and used as part of various teachings. The remaining five are from the writer of Matthew, using these references trying to prove his messianic agenda. Isaiah The book of Isaiah has been viewed … Continue reading Matthew Quotes from Isaiah – (part 1)
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
Matthew’s Torah Quotes – Part 4 – Deuteronomy
From Deuteronomy The writer of Matthew quotes from Deuteronomy 6:5, 6:16, 8:3, and 10:20. These four quotes cover topics on: the greatest of all the commandments (6:5), not tempting God (6:16), man does not live by bread alone (8:3), fear “the Lord” your God (Matthew says worship in place of fear) (10:20) . Topic: The … Continue reading Matthew’s Torah Quotes – Part 4 – Deuteronomy