Ryan, Rico, and Jerome Neyrey interview – Cuppa Shebrews

///Ryan, Rico, and Jerome Neyrey interview – Cuppa Shebrews

Rico Cortes, Ryan White and Jerry Neyrey

Wow what a show! We started the show talking to Ryan White of Rooted-in-Torah.com about Honor and Shame and the framework it provides in providing deeper understanding to the scriptures. Most people in the West do not always discern the undertones that are inherent in the Eastern culture and reflected in scriptures. Honor and shame are played out in many different ways.

Even the way we view justice is different than how it is seen in the Eastern cultures. While we operate on legal codes and blind justice, the Eastern cultures base their laws on principles and relationship.

Rico Cortes of WisdomInTorah.com then joined us and then we were really cooking with Peanut Oil! It was an eventful interview, there is no doubt that Rico, Ryan and Kimberly were given much to work with and I’m sure we’ll be seeing even more enriched presentations from them!
Jerome Neyrey’s book “Honor and Shame in The Book of Matthew” opens our understanding based on anthropological cross-cultural studies from the region of the Mediterranean and includes the data mined from the writings of classic writers such as Aristotle, Cicero and Quintilian.

What is a chreia? What is an epideictic? How do we relate Yeshua and our Father with the “Patron-Broker-Client” set up? How do wealth, clothing, gender, gifts all play into honor and shame in the scriptures and more importantly, how do they compare to how Yeshua defined them?

When we are in a position of defending honor, exactly what should we be defending? Why are Patron-client relationships necessary? Why is volunteering not the same as being called? Well Jerome Neyrey’s book is packed with this and much, much more!
By far, one of our most talked about shows, we hope you will be blessed and encouraged in your walk when you listen in. Jerry Neyrey is a treasure of information and we barely started the discussion of honor and shame! It’s our hope to have everyone on again sometime soon next year.

As always, thank you for joining us and we pray you be blessed as you seek His will in your lives.


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  1. chava April 7, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Ryan…. When it is said that the word ‘Jew” doesn’t mean from the tribe of Judah genetically, rather it means a kinship group whose members share religious beliefs, cultural values, and so forth, it seems that someone might inform the Jews of the fact since they seem to believe quite strongly that they are Jewish by genetics.

    Some Jews believe in God while some are atheists and others are Buddist or even New Age. Various religious beliefs undoubtedly lead to various values and cultural practices. Yet, if the forebears were Jewish, the offspring would be considered to be Jews.

    Where am I going wrong here?

    Thanks for all your study and teachings! So much here to learn and relearn.


    • Ryan White April 8, 2015 at 10:01 pm

      Yes, in modern day a “Jew” is someone who is either part of the religion of Judaism or has a recent relative who was part of the religion of Judaism and often is “culturally Jewish”. We can’t mix today’s labeling system up with the way people were labeled in the first century writings. Technically speaking, it would probably be better to translate the Greek term Ioudaion as ‘Judean’ rather that ‘Jew’

  2. tammy herzog February 20, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Ryan, maybe you can suceed where others have failed, teaching me Hebrew.

  3. Ruth Newman February 17, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Hi Ryan, wondering if you have put up your Hebrew teaching? Just probably need some guidance on how to get to it. Thanks so much. Shalom and much love.

    • Ryan White February 19, 2015 at 10:31 pm

      I’m working hard on it, lol. Should start posting it soon, I’m trying out some software that sets up the lessons in a classroom format.

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