Tag Archives: Shame

Restoring Honor & Removing Shame According to the Temple Service (Complete)

Many people consider Leviticus to be a book of rituals that no longer carry any meaning, however Leviticus does not actually contain enough information to perform even one of these rituals. In reality, the rituals and Temple service were given as a means of preserving the values and principles that were designed by YHVH Himself to allow us to draw …

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B’Shalach – Death and Honor

Parashah B'Shalach Death and Honor Exodus 13:17 - 17:16 And I will strengthen the resolve of Pharaoh so that he will chase after them, and thus I will be gain honor through [the destruction of] Pharaoh and all his mighty army, and the Egyptians will know that I am YHWH[1]. YHWH goads and entices Pharaoh, playing off of Pharaoh’s pride. Rather than …

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Haftarah Toldot

Torah Portion Toldot Genesis 25:19 - 28:9 Malachi 1:1 - 2:7   Shalom! This is the sixth portion in the Haftarah cycle where we will be discussing Malachi's admonition to the priesthood for dishonoring God through bringing stolen and imperfect sacrifices.  This year we will be spending approximately one hour on each of the Haftarah portions and investigating them from …

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ARTICLE: Your Husband is Your Maker

Read it on PDF “[The] Biblical texts invoke a paradigm in which honor was a value reciprocally bestowed by each party, in contrast with the neighboring cultures of the ancient Near East that saw a man in relation to the divine in various paradigms in which honor is bestowed unilaterally by inferior to superior.  Biblical writings, however, invoke an additional …

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Gospel of the Suffering Servant – Complete Series

Isaiah 53 is one of the most important prophecies in the Hebrew Bible for followers of Yeshua and has been the subject of countless debates between followers of Yeshua and those in the system of Judaism. Many of the debates have focused entirely around the identity of the suffering servant and whether or not this passage details the death and …

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Patron-Client Relationships in the Scriptures

Shalom! This teaching is a follow-up to the concept block teaching on honor and shame. In this teaching we will discuss the patronage system that was part of the culture and background of the New Testament and in fact existed in the ancient Near East as well as evidenced throughout the Tanakh (Old Testament).  This will give us a contextually …

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Honor and Shame Concept Block

Shalom! This is an extremely important subject that most of us in the western culture (North America, Europe, and Australia) do not really understand. This is one of if not the most important cultural concept to unlocking Scriptures and it has been lost to us until the last 20 years. Rico Cortes and I have been studying this subject now …

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Honor and Shame (Live Teaching)

While studying for my teaching on the Didache, I came across a very interesting subject that provides a contextual background for much of the New Testament writings.  Often times we wonder why Yeshua, Paul, and the writers of the Brit Chadashah didn't focus more on telling people to keep the commandments.  The reality is that the problem with keeping the …

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