Tag Archives: Torah

Chayei Sarah – Echoes Through Scriptures

Torah Portion Chayei Sarah Genesis 23:1 - 25:18 This year we will be going through the Torah portion cycle looking for themes which occur in each Torah portion that recurs throughout the rest of Scripture with a special focus on connecting them to the Apostolic Writings (New Testament). In Chayei Sarah we will discuss the importance of understanding the link between narrative …

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Vayera – Echoes Through Scriptures

Torah Portion Vayera Genesis 18:1 - 22:24 This year we will be going through the Torah portion cycle looking for themes which occur in each Torah portion that recurs throughout the rest of Scripture with a special focus on connecting them to the Apostolic Writings (New Testament). In Vayera, we see a contrast between the hospitality, righteousness, and justice of Abraham and …

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Psalms 1-2: The Psalms as Torah

The Psalms as Torah Psalms 1 & 2   Welcome!!! This is the first of the series where we will be investigating each psalm in light of the Torah, honor and shame, justice & righteousness, and analyzing the genre of each psalm and its relationship to the surrounding psalms. I would challenge each of you to read the psalms which …

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Yitro – The Grace of Torah

Parashah Yitro The Grace of Torah Exodus 18:1 - 20:26 When people in today's culture talk about religious law, there is often an accompanying sense of apprehension. We've been freed from the Law right? How could ancient Israelite laws carry any significance for today's new and improved believer. We are no longer under the burden of the Law but under grace; law …

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The Psalms as Torah – Live

In this teaching, we introduce the Psalms as a literary unit. We will look at the composition of the Psalms and why this is vitally important for understanding the message of the Psalms. We also focus on the lament Psalm, psalms of orientation, disorientation, and new-orientation in order to understand how the Psalms interact with each other. And of course …

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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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Law and Order in Ancient Israel 3 Part Series

Shalom All, This series will focus on understanding what Torah means according to its ancient Near Eastern understanding and how law and the administration of justice was carried out in ancient Israel.  We will look into the literary genre of law in the ancient Near East and compare it to Greco-Roman law as well as modern law to show how we …

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Noach’s Flood and the Trial by Ordeal

Have you ever wondered why Pharaoh allowed his daughter to not only spare Moses' life, but to allow him to become a prince in Egypt?  Or how about why God used the Red Sea as the final judgment for Pharaoh and his army?  How about why Jonah walked into Nineveh, a pagan city, and they immediately repented?  Or why at …

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