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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 6

Num 7.1-59 deals with the dedication of the Mishkan and the Altar. This portion is read at Chanukah because of the concept of “dedication” of the Temple and Altar. This portion also alludes to the 144,000 because each tribe is

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 5

Num 6.1-21 deals with the instruction of the Nazarite. Nazarite comes from the Hebrew word “nazair” meaning “consecrated” or “separated.” This is a voluntary separation from drinking wine, vinegar, grape juice or grapes. They are not to shave their head

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 4

One of the concepts we are going to see in Numbers is that it deals with the sins of the mouth. The proper use of speech is important. One example of this is found in Num 5.11-31 in what is

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 3

How these tribes were camped and their names will teach us about the Redemption. There were three tribes camped on the east. There was Issachar (my hiring, servant), Judah (praise) and Zebulon (to dwell). This teaches us that his star

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 2

Numbers 2 begins to tell us the story about the arrangement of the camp into four corps. Why is this important? Because we learn in Gen 1.2 that the natural state of creation was chaos, not order. The Torah tells

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 1

We are going to study some overall concepts found in the Book of Numbers. In a Hebrew Bible, this book is called “B’Midbar” which means “In the Wilderness.” This book is also called “Chumash Ha Pekudim” or the “Book of

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts on the Name of God-Conclusion

The Yom Kippur war broke out on Oct 6, 1973. The Syrians invaded Israel in a surprise attack, although Israel was warned by Jordan it was coming but that warning fell on deaf ears. At 2 pm, everyone was in

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts on the Name of God-Part 8

The Aleppo Codex and other Masoretic manuscripts were written in Tiberius, Israel. That is a very interesting bit of information because we are told that during the time of the Second Temple there were three manuscripts of the Scriptures in

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts on the Name of God-Part 7

We have all heard of the story about David and Goliath in the Valley of Elah (1 Sam 17), but there is more to this story than what has been usually taught. First of all, it is going to relate

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts on the Name of God-Part 6

There are other top Masoretic manuscripts with the name of God written out with full vowels along with the Aleppo Codex (924 AD). One thing first, the Aleppo Codex has missing pages due to a fire in 1947. The Arabs

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts on the Name of God-Part 5

We have been talking about Rabbinical Jewish sources for the name, but what about Biblical sources? So, we are going to look at the Aleppo Codex. The Aleppo Codex is the most accurate copy of the Bible in existence. It

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts on the Name of God-Part 4

We don’t need to go to Gnostic, Christian, Pagan or Latin sources because the Jews had rabbis who knew the name. There is another source that confirms this, written in 1450 AD. It was written by a rabbi named Joseph

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts on the Name of God-Part 3

The most important verse to the Jewish people is Zech 14.9 where it says, “Yehovah shall be king over the whole earth and on that day Yehovah will be one and his name one.” The meaning is, in the end

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts on the Name of God-Part 2

YHVH has been found in over 1000 Hebrew manuscripts as of 2018, with the full vowels (more on that later). The point is, the scribes knew the name, have always known the name, and were intent on hiding how to

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts on the Name of God-Part 1

Before we move on in the Tanak, our next study in Tanak Foundations will be a study of the personal name of God or Tetragrammaton (four-lettered name of God). We are going to begin with the proper pronunciation of this

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Leviticus-Conclusion

The last Torah portion in Leviticus is called “B’Chukatai” meaning “in my statutes” (Lev 26.3 to 27.34). There are several Torah portions that strike “terror” in the heart of every believer and this is one of them because it deals

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Leviticus-Part 23

Now we are going to look at some prophetic applications for the Smemitah and the Yovel. In Gen 6.3 it says that God will not always strive with man, but his years will be 120 years. We know that the

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Leviticus-Part 22

With the background we have established in Part 21, let’s look at Lev 25. The people are getting ready to come into the land and the owner (God) is putting restrictions on it (the land). Every seven years the land

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Leviticus-Part 21

The Lord’s commandments make it clear who we follow. The Sabbath is seen as a building block to all the commandments. The Sabbath is how we know what God we follow. The seven day week is a “constant” all over

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Leviticus-Part 20

Lev 21.1-5 tells us that the kohanim were not to touch a corpse or participate in the mourning practices of the pagans (v 5). Their service was to a living God and they were to minister to the living, to

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