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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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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Leviticus-Part 19

We have another interesting verse in Lev 19.23 where it says that when a tree is planted, the fruit is “forbidden” to eat for three years. The word “forbidden” is the word for “uncircumcised” (arlah). Why is the word for

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Leviticus-Part 18

Lev 17.14 is the key verse in understanding Lev 17.11. That verse says that “As for the life of all flesh its (blood) is identified with its life. Therefore I said to the sons of Israel ‘You are not to

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Leviticus-Part 17

We are going to talk about a very important concept in Lev 17.1-16 on “the blood.” We are going to spend a lot of time on this because it is a major doctrine in the Scriptures but it is never

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Leviticus-Part 16

Lev 14.33-54 clearly alludes to what happened with the destruction of the First and Second Temples (“house”). Now, why did the Lord give such elaborate ceremonies concerning zara’at? First of all, they clearly teach us about the work of the

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Leviticus-Part 15

We have an interesting concept in Lev 13.12-13, so we are going to touch on it briefly. It says, “And if the leprosy breaks out farther on the skin, and the leprosy covers all the skin of him who has

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Leviticus-Part 14

We are going to take a look at the concept of Lashon Hara (evil tongue) a little deeper. Keep in mind, this is going to be associated with Zara’at (leprosy) and the Metzora (the one with Zara’at). Lev 19.16 says

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Leviticus-Part 13

Ritual impurity prevents a person or object from coming into contact with the Mishkan/Temple and any items with a kedusha. Lev 11.1-8 teaches us about the clean (tahor) and unclean (tamai) four-legged creatures. Lev 11.9-12 tells us about the clean

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Leviticus-Part 12

Leviticus 11 is a very well known chapter. It tells us about the permissible and unpermissible creatures related to consumption. The terms “clean” (tahor) and “unclean” (tamai) are never used to describe physical uncleanness, but are related to the concept

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Leviticus-Part 11

Ezra 3.1-6 tells us that the korbanot that we have been looking at were reinstituted after the return from captivity. However, in Neh 7.64-65, some claimed to be kohanim but were unable to prove it. Having searched for verification and

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Leviticus-Part 9

The deep underlying objection to the korbanot comes from Greek and Roman ideology, not the Torah, which is given by God. Paganism, as we have already discussed in Concepts in Exodus, is man’s way of making sense of the world.

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Leviticus-Part 8

We know studying the korbanot in Leviticus can be tedious at times, but they are very important to understand and that is why we are going over them here. This is only a basic study but it can be full

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