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Tanak Foundations- Concepts in First Samuel-Part 8

1 Sam 11.1-15 tells us about a battle between Israel and the Ammonites (“of the people”). This battle will give us an eschatological picture as well. The leader of the Ammonites was a man named Nachash, which means “serpent.” In

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in First Samuel-Part 7

1 Sam 9.1-14 begins to tell the story Saul (“desired”) and he will be a picture of the first Adam and the False Messiah, and we will point out many things as we move through his story. There was a

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in First Samuel-Part 6

1 Sam 7.1-4 says they came and took the Ark into the house of Abinadab (“father of generosity”) to keep it instead of taking it to the Mishkan. Their intent was to protect it and keep the people away. Years

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in First Samuel-Part 5

1 Sam 6.1-21 tells us that the Philistines had the Ark “in the field” for seven months, which possibly makes this about the month of Tishri (v 13), and what they did with it, and what Israel did with it

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in First Samuel-Part 4

1 Sam 2.1-22 begins with a war with the Philistines, and the consequences. This is a great chapter on spiritual warfare and we will point out a few things out as we move along. It will also tell us how

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in First Samuel-Part 3

1 Sam 3.1-21 gives us the story of how God called Samuel to be a prophet (Hebrew “Navi”). The word of the Lord was rare in those days, just like it was when Yochanon Ha Matvil was called. And it

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in First Samuel-Part 2

In 1 Sam 2.1-10 we have what is called “The Song of Hannah.” This is a psalm of thanksgiving and praise to God on the day that she left Samuel at the Mishkan. There is a similarity in 1 Sam

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in First Samuel-Part 1

We are going to begin a study of First Samuel, but in the beginning, the two books of Samuel formed one historical book. It was separated into two books around 200 BC when the Tanak was translated into Greek. Samuel

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Ruth-Conclusion

In Ruth 3.10-13 we learn that Boaz blessed her and agreed to do whatever she asked. With us, we were lost sinners and filthy spiritual harlots yet Yeshua agreed to redeem us, too. But Boaz brought up a problem, he

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Ruth-Part 3

Boaz said to his servants who were in charge of the reapers, “Whose young woman is this?” This brings to mind what Yeshua said in Matt 13.44 about a treasure in the field. They told him she was a Moabite

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Ruth-Part 2

We have seen in Ruth 2.4 that the name of God (Yehovah) was openly pronounced by Boaz and the reapers. We also saw that the Mishnah recommends that we greet one another using God’s name (Berachot 9.7). According to the

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Ruth-Part 1

We are going to take a look into the Book of Ruth and try to glean (a good word for this book) some concepts from this book that will help us in numerous areas. This book is a teaching on

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Judges-Conclusion

Judges 20 tells us how the children of Israel dealt with the incident in Judges 19. They agreed to chastise the inhabitants of Gilead for what they had done so they contacted the tribe of Benjamin to give up the

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Judges-Part 16

In Judges 19.1-30 teaches about the error of going beyond the written word of God. There was no king in Israel so wickedness was committed without much fear. There was a Levite staying in Ephraim and he took a concubine

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Judges-Part 15

Judges 17.1-13 gives us another picture of what happens when Israel does not follow the Torah and the first rise of idolatry after Joshua. There was a man from Ephraim (“fruitful”) whose name was Micah (“who is like Yehovah”). He

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Judges-Part 14

In Judges 16.5-31 we pick up in the story of Samson where we learn that the Philistine leaders came to Delilah and wanted her to entice Samson to find out where his great strength came from. They wanted to get

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Judges-Part 13

Judges 15.1-20 gives us another prophetic picture in the life of Samson. In the time of the wheat harvest in the fall (speaks of the Birthpains and the coming of Yeshua during the fall festivals) Samson visited his wife and

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Judges-Part 12

In Judges 14.1-20 we have the story of Samson desiring a wife from among the Philistines. This story has a deeper meaning than what many will give in their commentaries on this chapter. They will be very critical about Samson

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Judges-Part 11

Judges 12.1-15 tells us about a quarrel between Yiftach and the Ephraimites. The tribe got together and probably was able to muster about 50,000 men (they will lose 42,000). They crossed over the Jordan to the land near Mount Hermon

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Judges-Part 10

Judges 11.1-40 gives us the account of Yiftach (“he will open”) and his character, and of the elders who will call him to be a leader against the Ammonites. We will also deal with his controversial vow in Judges 11.31.

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