While this amazing discovery is also part of our Notes for this week’s parsha of Be’shallach, I also wanted to feature this article here as well. In this fascinating article, leading Dead Sea Scrolls scholars go over more evidence about the original Torah based calendar that preceded the rabbinic calendar. But there are also details we will review together about how the shadowy group of Essenes diverged from the correct timing and how a fragmented and in accurate version of what was a priestly system before it got corrupted in extrabiblical literature like 1 Enoch and Jubilees. Where did they go wrong that the Dead Sea Scrolls did better, and where did truth leave calendar processes altogether due to bad spiritual politics? Find out! Keep Reeding
Welcome to the 2018 Hanukkah Special! Hanukkah is a feast like no other. It is not in Tanakh yet Jews keep it but it is in the Renewed Covenant and Christians don’t keep it! It is one of the most recent occasions to be memorialized for the Jewish people yet has the most foreshadowing prophetically speaking of most any other feast. What’s going on? Let’s explore the mystery together. Keep Reeding
Chag Sameyach! From early hints in Genesis linked to Jacob to some of the last parts of Revelation, so Feast has the range and depth of Sukkot. Enjoy this second of two in-depth feast teachings, this one covering more on the special Shabbat during the Feast and the last two special days of the Feast along with the last parsha of the year, Ve-Zot Ha-Barachah. For those looking for a taste of what heaven or the Millennial Kingdom is to be like, look no further than Sukkot. May you all rejoice before YHWH greatly during this Set-Apart time! Keep Reeding
Chag Sameyach! From early hints in Genesis linked to Jacob to some of the last parts of Revelation, so Feast has the range and depth of Sukkot. Enjoy this first of two in-depth feast teachings, this one covering the first two days and a bit about the upcoming Shabbat in the midst of the Feast. Next week there will be the follow up on that actual special Shabbat and then covering all the rest of the intricate and numerous joyful aspects of this Feast. For those looking for a taste of what heaven or the Millennial Kingdom is to be like, look no further than Sukkot. May you all rejoice before YHWH greatly during this Set-Apart time! Keep Reeding
Here is the 2019 Eternal Torah Calendar with detailed information on Feasts and scheduled parshas. Enjoy!
Some time ago I did a series of programs for a local Christian TV station called Channel 24. I was the guest on a series called “Tap into the Source”. In this first hour-long program that I am showing here, I am part of a three person round-table discussion on the Nazarene-Hebrew Roots movement and history and how we differ from the traditional church. It’s a pretty deep dialogue but also very friendly. I am joined by friends Noe Gonzales and Melinda Abreo who have their own ministries. I hope you enjoy this thorough discussion. Also here’s a tip: The program’s theme music plays for just under a full minute before we start talking so you might want to forward that.
This fascinating 4 minute video shows the remarkable efforts to reconstruct the original arch of Titus–the closest thing to a photograph showing the sacking of the Temple in 70 CE that the ancient world had–into now a color photograph of that event. I appreciate very much the humility of the scholars involved who state at the end that it is a work in progress that they hope to refine in the future. Nevertheless, there is a lot of good information to be had here on my 21st century computer forensic techniques can bring long decaying relics of history back to life. A similar process has been used to recover text from manuscripts that only a few years ago would have been considered impossible to restore. Check it out! I believe you will be glad that you did!