Monthly Archives: September 2011

LIVE Elul Discussion, Week 3

Our will to cling to God is a fortress, but there are breaches in the wall . . . Let every man stand in the breach against his will to evil. His case may be compared to that of a … Continue reading

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Seminar: Studying the Jewish Gospels

Boaz Michael of First Fruits of Zion (and Vine of David) will be here in Atlanta on Sunday, September 18, from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. He and I will be presenting together at the Hope of David Learning Center in … Continue reading

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The Divine Secret

“See that you say nothing to any one; but go, show yourself to the priest,” said Messiah to the leper in Mark 1:43. Scholars have long dubbed this theme in Mark the “Messianic secret.” For a different reason, though actually … Continue reading

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YIC Blog: Mark 1:1 in Greek-Hebrew-English

’Ιησου χριστου יֵשׁוּעַ הַמָּשִׁיחַ Using the Delitzsch Hebrew Gospels, the SBL Greek text, and the DHE English and RSV English translations of Mark 1:1, I do a little detailed commentary on the first verse of Mark. The rest of 2011 … Continue reading

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Quick Conversation on Acts 15:21

My “Daily D’var” commentary today covered Acts 15:1-21. As most of you know this is a crux passage for Messianic Jews, Messianic gentiles, Judeo-Christians, and in general for the issue of roles of Jews and gentiles in Messiah and with … Continue reading

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At the YIC Blog: Demons in Galilee

How did Yeshua and his disciples view unclean spirits? What was going on the clash between Yeshua and these spirits? The gospels record six exorcisms by Yeshua. What does this theme mean? Read “Demons in Galilee.”

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LIVE Elul Discussion, Week 2

The task is large, unending, but we are not free to ignore it. This is not a labor to be accomplished in one great effort or in occasional exertions. The task is the conforming of our minds and spirits to … Continue reading

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Tonight, 9-10 Eastern Time: Live Elul Discussion

Please join us tonight from 9:00-10:00 p.m. (EST) for live discussion: Elul, repentance, High Holidays, mussar. See you at 9:00!

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Peter’s “Mussar” Teaching, Part 1

The wisdom sages said, “My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline” (Proverbs 3:11), the Lord’s mussar. And wisdom sages understood that there are many kinds of knowledge. Mussar is a kind of practical knowledge about ourselves and our relationship … Continue reading

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YIC Blog: DHE Nuggets, Whole Eye vs. Evil Eye

DHE stands for Delitszsch Hebrew English Gospels, which you can see here. The “whole eye vs. evil eye” is a reference to Matthew 6:22-23. I compare several translations and then the DHE and share a brief commentary explaining this wonderful … Continue reading

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