Tag Archives: Ancient Near East

Haftarah Nitzavim

Torah Portion Nitzavim Deuteronomy 29:10 - 30:20 Isaiah 61:10 - 63:9 This week marks the 7th and final of the Haftarah's of consolation. This week we will focus on the concept of a watchman spoken of in Isa 62 and its importance for us today as our duty as servants of the Great King. This week's Haftarah portion is opened …

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Haftarah Ekev

Torah Portion Ekev Deuteronomy 7:12 - 11:25 Isaiah 49:14 - 51:3 Shalom! This week we begin the second of seven Haftarahs of consolation in the latter part of Isaiah which focus upon comforting the exiles returning from Babylon. This year we will be spending approximately one hour on each of the Haftarah portions and investigating them from their historical setting …

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Haftarah Va’Etchanan

Torah Portion Va'Etchanan Deuteronomy 3:23 - 7:11 Isaiah 40:1-26 Shalom! This week we begin the first of seven Haftarahs of consolation in the latter part of Isaiah which focus upon comforting the exiles returning from Babylon. This year we will be spending approximately one hour on each of the Haftarah portions and investigating them from their historical setting and their …

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Haftarah Emor

Torah Portion Emor Leviticus 21:1 - 24:23 Ezekiel 44:15-31 Shalom! This is the twenty seventh portion in the Haftarah cycle. This week we discuss Ezekiel's temple again along with the significance of the Zadokite priesthood which remained true to YHWH verses the Levites who led Israel astray in their worship. This year we will be spending approximately one hour on …

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Haftarah Acharei Mot – Kedoshim

Torah Portions Acharei Mot & Kedoshim Leviticus 16:1 - 20:27 Amos 9:7-15, Ezekiel 20:2-20, Ezekiel 22:1-16 Shalom! This is the twenty sixth portion in the Haftarah cycle. This week we discuss idolatry, the Shabbat, and much more. This year we will be spending approximately one hour on each of the Haftarah portions and investigating them from their historical setting and …

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Yom Kippur in the Ancient Near East

Yom Kippur is a day where the entire nation of Israel seeks repentance for willful, rebellious sins.  Have you wondered how this ritual was understood in the ancient Near East?  How did ancient Israel understand sin and what were the affects of sin?  What about forgiveness? Did forgiveness mean the same thing to them as it does to us today? …

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Passover Teaching – Live

Have you ever considered how serious keeping the Passover meal is? Have you ever wondered what the true function of the blood was in its original context? In this teaching we will look at Exodus 12:13-28 according to the triennial Torah cycle in its original context. This teaching was recorded at Tabernacle of David, Burnsville MN. Video 1: Video 2:

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Haftarah Tetsaveh

Torah Portion Tetsaveh Exodus 27:20 - 30:10 Ezekiel 43:10-27 Shalom! This is the twentieth portion in the Haftarah cycle where we will be discussing Ezekiel's Temple and its significance for the coming of Messiah Yeshua.  This year we will be spending approximately one hour on each of the Haftarah portions and investigating them from their historical setting and their ancient …

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Haftarah Mishpatim

Torah Portion Mishpatim Exodus 21:1 - 24:18 Jeremiah 34:8-22, 33:25-26   Shalom! This is the eighteenth portion in the Haftarah cycle where we will be discussing the establishing of justice and righteousness by means of covenant, oath, and blood ratification and the implications for going back on one's oath to YHWH.  This year we will be spending approximately one hour …

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