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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Joshua-Part 4

Josh 10.1-27 deals with Adoni-zedek, the king of Jerusalem, and four other kings who will come against Joshua and Israel. He will be a picture of the False Messiah. Jerusalem will be a picture of the human heart that will

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Joshua-Part 3

In Josh 8.1-29 turns his attention again to Ai and defeats them. This is seen as a type of the coming judgment of the world when Messiah comes. Joshua sends out 30,000 warriors at night. The number 3 is the

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Joshua-Part 2

The priests will enter the Jordan on Nisan 10 (Josh 1.11, 3.2, 4.19) and Nisan 10 is the day that Yeshua rode into Jerusalem as the Passover lamb, and it will be the exact half-way point of the Birth-pains. The

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Joshua-Part 1

We are going to take a look at the book of Joshua and pick up some foundational concepts found there that will help us in our study of the Tanak. We have gone over the Torah in a foundational way

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Conclusion

Deut 34.1-12 is the last chapter of the book and it deals with the death of Moses. Given the nature of Israel and how the nation came to be out of a land of idolatry it was possible that the

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Tanak Foundations- Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 34

Now we come to the last Torah portion called “V’zot ha Brachah” “This is the Blessing.” It goes from Deut 33.1 to 34.12. Moses will shift his focus again to the blessing, which is a good way to end any

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 33

In Deut 32.7-14, Moses gives a lesson from history. He tells them to remember the past (v 7) and to ask the fathers and they will instruct them about all that happened. The Lord gave the nations their inheritance and

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Tanak Foundations- Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 32

The next Torah portion is called “Ha’azeinu” and it means to “give ear.” It goes from Deut 32.1-52. Moses knows the people will rebel against the Lord and he tells the people to assemble before him and he will tell

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 31

In this teaching, we will pick up with Canto III in Salmon Ben Jeruham’s criticism of Rabbinic Judaism and their views on the Oral Law. “Canto III: Where do you flee, O Fayyumite (Saadiah), to hide thyself from utter ruin?

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 30

We are going to pick up with Canto II from Salmon Ben Yeruham’s “Book of the Wars of the Lord” where Salmon is tearing down the main pillars of Rabbanism (Rabbinic Judaism) and the “Oral Law.” “I have discovered in

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 29

There has been an ongoing conflict between several groups in Judaism. One group is called ‘Karaism” (meaning “readers”) and the other group is called Rabbinic Judaism. This conflict has been going on for centuries. Basically, the Karaites accept what is

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 28

The Sadducees looked at themselves as the guardians of tradition. Quoting from the Joachim Jeremias book, p. 265-266 it says, “They held strictly to the literal interpretation of the Torah, in particular to the precepts on the cultus and the

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 27

The next reading in the Torah is called “Vayelech” meaning “And he went.” It covers Deut 31.1-30. As we have said before, this is the last counsel of Moses and he is 120 years old. IN other words, this is

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 26

In John 3.7 it says “You must be born again” and Yeshua then asks Nicodemus why he didn’t understand this concept, being “the” teacher of Israel” (Jn 3.10). The concept of being born again is not an original teaching of

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 25

We have mentioned this before, but we wanted you to notice how many times “today” is used. Since what Moses is saying is so important, we should see what he says to us “today.” In Deut 29.10-15 he says that

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 24

The next Torah portion is called “Nitzavim” and it means “you are standing.” It goes from Deut 29.10 to 30.20 and this one of the last portions in the Torah. Nitzavim suggests an act of the will, a physical statement

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 23

The Scriptures tell us that Yehovah is a God of judgment, so the question is, where was God and why was he silent during the Holocaust? Either God is dead or we accept the testimony of Scripture that God was

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 22

Now we are going to begin to talk about the Holocaust, which comes from the Greek word “holokauston” which is a translation of the Hebrew “Olah” meaning “burnt offering, in light of Deut 28.15-68 and how this event was part

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 21

Deut 28.15-68 tells us about the curses, which was bad news if Israel didn’t go after the blessings. What we are going to talk about now in relation to these curses will be hard to express because these verses sadly

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 20

Now we come to the next Torah portion in Deuteronomy called “Ki Tavo” meaning “When you enter in.” It goes from Deut 26.1 to 29.8. There are two Torah portions that strike fear into the heart of every God fearing

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