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Torah Portion 10 – Miketz
Study Notes

Genesis 41:1 (TLV) 1 Now at the end of two whole years, Pharaoh was dreaming. Behold, there he was standing by the Nile. Ecclesiastes 3:1 (TLV) 3 For everything there is a season and a time for every activity under heaven: Season - H2165 - זְמָן zᵉmân, zem-awn'; from H2163; an appointed occasion:—season, time.

Called into Ministry
A True Calling, Or A False Assumption

Torah Portion Korach (Numbers 16:1 – 18:32) is about a man, named Korah, who felt that anybody who can do the work (perform the rituals) can be the high priest of Israel. He decided to challenge Moses brother Aaron for the position. Korah made the fatal assumption that anybody can choose to be “called” into

Torah Portion 9 – Vayeshev
(וישב | He Settled)

This week’s Torah portion begins with the account of the 17-year-old boy named Joseph. His father Israel (Jacob) loved him more than all his other sons, and this made his brothers jealous and envious of Joseph’s standing with his father.

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Did Esau Bite Jacob?
Scribal Dots

There is a teaching going around Messianic Jewish circles that expounds upon an erroneous interpretation of the scribal dots over the word kiss in the Hebrew text of Genesis 33:4. It states that these dots mean that Esau bit Jacob on the neck when he hugged him during their reunion. This teaching goes as far

Torah Portion 8 – Vayishlach
(וישלח | "He sent")

This concept of faith that is portrayed in the first two thirds of the Bible is not a new concept. When you go through the Scriptures about faith in the Brit Hadasha (New Testament) you’ll find that they echo the concept of faith that is demonstrated in the Tanakh.

Torah Portion 7 – Vayetze
(ויצא | "He went out")

Chiastic Structure 1a) Gen 28:10-12, Jacob meets the angels of Adonai 1b) Gen 28:13-22, Jacob’s covenant with Adonai 1c) Gen 29:1-14, Jacob arrives to Laban (central axis) Gen 29:16-30:43, Jacob’s wives 29:16-30, children 29:31-30:26, flocks 30:27-43. Adonai fulfills His promise to Jacob. 2c) Gen 31:1-24, Jacob flees from Laban 2b) Gen 31:25-55, Jacob’s covenant with

Torah Portions 4-6
In the Hospital

Due to my chronic health problems, I was not able to publish studies for the last four portions. I spent October 31 – November 14th in the hospital. Adonai willing, we’ll have a study this upcoming week. Missed Portions Torah Portion 3 – Lech Lecha 28 Oct 2017 8 / Heshvan 5778 Genesis 12:1-17:27 Isaiah 40:27-41:16

Torah Portion 3 – Lech Lecha
(לך לך, Go forth)

Due to illness, I was not able to prepare this study, but all the notes are available for you to read in the Torah Portion. Click the Genesis link above to study the Torah Portion.

Why Yeshua and not Jesus?
The LORD’s Salvation

Originally Posted November 13, 2015  The first letter in the name Yeshua (“Jesus”) is the yod. Yod represents the “Y” sound in Hebrew. Many names in the Bible that begin with yod are mispronounced by English speakers because the yod in these names was transliterated in English Bibles with the letter “J” rather than “Y”.