Tag Archives: New Testament

Redemption, Resurrection and Looking Forward!

Luke 23:44-56 In Luke 23:44-56 we encounter Yeshua’s atoning death, during which, crying out in a loud voice, he declared “Into your hands I commit my Spirit.” Yeshua’s moment of death cataclysmically impacted both the physical and spiritual realms – renting the … Continue reading

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Welcoming Mashiach

John 12:1-26 The week before Pesach, after Yeshua had come from the house of Lazarus (whom he had just raised from the dead) in Beit-Anyah, he traveled on to Jerusalem. Hearing that Yeshua was coming, the people began to run out … Continue reading

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Yeshua, Halachah, and the Sermon on the Mount

This is a continuation of my previous thoughts on Jewish law and the Halachic process. As followers of a Jewish Messiah, we are obligated to engage in knowledgeable discussion with Jewish law. At times we may interpret it differently, especially in … Continue reading

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Moses in Matthew

Last night, the new MJTI Interfaith Center in Beverly Hills hosted a seminar on the Gospels with special guest, Boaz Michael, the founder and director of First Fruits of Zion. The two-hour seminar introduced many of the typologies throughout Matthew … Continue reading

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The Altar of Souls

Revelation 6:9-7:8 As the fifth of the Seven Seals is broken in the book of Revelation, we are given what at first seems an odd description.  Under the altar, the souls of the martyrs cry out to HaShem for their … Continue reading

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Delitzsch Hebrew Gospels

An important work within the Messianic Jewish community is about to be revealed. First Fruits of Zion has finally announced that The Delitzsch Hebrew Gospels: A Hebrew/English Translation (DHE) is now complete and currently at press. Many people are already aware … Continue reading

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Gematria in the New Testament?

Last week Derek Leman posted a great article on his blog, Yeshua in Context, on the use of Gematria in the B’rit Chadasha, and particularly in the Gospel of John. Gematria is the rabbinic term for finding numerical patterns in … Continue reading

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Israel at 63

Today we celebrate the miracle that is Israel. After nearly 2,000 years in exile, Israel as a nation was re-birthed in 1948. Sixty-three years later we recall not only the miracle of her existence but the cost of her resurrection. Yom HaZikaron … Continue reading

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The Temple and Perceived Paradoxes

Within the New Testament there are seemingly paradoxical statements made about the Temple in Jerusalem.  If one is not careful, one could assume that Yeshua and Paul no longer associated the Temple with G-d’s abode, and that somehow their message … Continue reading

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Are You the One?

Matthew 11:1-19 John the Immerser often receives very little attention. Of course people talk about him as being important because he was a cousin and forerunner of Yeshua, but otherwise his role is largely reduced to a small mention in … Continue reading

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