Torah Reading: VAYEISHEV Gen. 37:1-40:23; Numbers 7:18-29. Haftara: Zechariah 2:14-4:7. B’rit Chadashah: Acts 7:9-16 “FROM THE DEPTH OF HEBRON”: JACOB & HIS CHILDREN “These are the generations of Jacob. These are their dwellings and rollings (GILGULIM) until they came to a state of habitation (YISHUV). The first cause was that ‘Joseph was seventeen years old.’ ” ‘And Jacob dwelled.’: Jacob wanted to dwell in tranquility, … Continue reading Parshas VAYEISHEV
YAH CHANAN 1:1 GENESIS OF THE EVANGELISMS GENEALOGY OF THE WORD The Aramaic Old Testament, the Memra (the Word) The modern manner of interpreting Biblical text is commonly called exegesis. This method concerns itself mostly with the literary and grammatical context of Scripture verses. Practitioners of exegesis sometimes view anything beyond the literal text as “isogesis” and often pay it little heed to it, or regard … Continue reading GENESIS OF THE EVANGELISMS
Our Call Is to take the good news of a NEW LIFE in Jesus (Yeshua) the Nazarene to a lost and hurting world. Go, therefore, make talmidim for Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach of all the nations, giving them a tevilah in a mikveh mayim in Hashem, in the Name of HaAv, and HaBen, and HaRuach Hakodesh , Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded … Continue reading About Us
“But this I confess to you, that according to the Way which they call a ‘sect,’ so I worship the Elohim of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Torah and the Prophets.”
Nazarene Judaism / Netzari Faith
Rebbe YESHUA, Melech HaMoshiach says to him, I am HaDerech the WAY, HaEmes the LIFE, and HaChayyim the TRUE ONE. No one comes to HaAv except through me. Yochanan 14:6 [1Sm 3:7].
ויאמר אליו ישוע אנכי הדרך והאמת והחיים לא־יבא איש אל־האב בלתי על־ידי
Yeshua is “THE WAY” to the Father – “no man cometh unto the Father but by Me”; He is “THE TRUTH” of all we find in the Father when we get to Him, “For in Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily” (Col_2:9), and He is all “THE LIFE” that shall ever flow to us and bless us from the Godhead thus approached and thus manifested in Him – “this is the true God and eternal life” (1Jo_5:20) And we know that The Son of God has come and he has given us a mind to know The True One and to be in The True One- in his Son, Yeshua The Messiah. This One is The True God and The Life Eternal.
History of the Netzarim
The Halaka of Eashoa’ Msheekha and the Set Apart Believers The history of the Netzarim (Nazarenes) dates to the days of Eashoa’ Msheekha. *
*(Ancient Aramaic Galilean language transliteration).
(Christians refer to Him as Jesus) ministry on earth. Eashoa’ was Himself called a Nasraya. Yochanan (John) 18:5,”They said to him, “Y’shua the Nasraya. Eashoa’ said to them, ‘I am he’.” Andrew Roth’s footnote says, “Y’shua is Mashiyach; the ‘Netzer’ of Yeshayahu / Isaiah 11…” On page 905 in the appendixes of the AENT Roth goes on to say,
“The Netzarim designation clearly implies the ‘Tree of Life” which serves as a reminder of the Eternal Kingdom that was offered to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
The term netzer (sprout or branch) is also the root word for the City of the Branch, Netzeret (Nazareth)…
The designation of ‘Nasraya’ serves as a reminder for all his followers, not that he dwelled in Netzeret but that his ‘dwelling’ (the Spirit of Mashiyach) is within his people.”
(see also Matt. 2:23; 26:71; Mark1:24; 10:47; 14:67; Luke 4:34; Romans 11:16). Eashoa’ (Jesus) said that he did not come to abolish the Torah or Nevi’im (Matthew 5.18), and that both would endure as long as the physical universe is maintained (Matthew 5.18); Revelation 1.1; 21.8 says that those who violate the Torah are punished by suffering in the hereafter. The Gospel accounts report that this was not just lip-service, as Jesus kept Shabbat (Luke 4.16) and the Jewish Holy Days like Sukkot (John 7.2; 7.10; 7.37) and even Chanukah (John 10.22). The most well-known Jewish festival he kept was Pesach. We read proofs of this in his instructions to “keep the Passover” (Matthew 26.18), which is the equivalent of “eat the Passover” (Mark 14.14), which we are told he did (Matthew 26.21; Mark 14.18).
“Beyond the historical background of the Nazarenes, the first Jewish believers who founded the Jerusalem Church, the Messianic Seal itself proclaims to the world the pervasive Jewishness of Jesus Christ and the decidedly Jewish foundation and roots of the church founded in His name.
Netzarim Believers do not emphasize theology or doctrine as the standard of “Faith”, but righteous character and the action of true Faith. Torah observance by Faith is action demonstrating the anointing of the Ruach HaKodesh (Set Apart Spirit). If one says they have Faith, but has NO love for Torah, their Faith is vanity. Ya‛aqob 1:22 And become doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. Ya‛aqob 2:18
In 1870, an Aramaic manuscript entitled “The Gospel of the Nazirenes” was discovered, translated and published. It was hidden for centuries in a Tibetan monastery.Some scholars have boldly declared that this legendary Gospel of the Nazirenes, later to be known as the Gospel of the Holy Twelve, is nothing less than the long-lost original Gospel which, legend holds, was collectively written by the actual 12 apostles in the period immediately following Christ’s death, and upon which all of the Biblical synoptic Gospels are based.
The Position of Nazarene Judaism There is a lot of talk these days about getting back to the “New Testament Church.” But the real truth is, there are two things the “New Testament Church” did not have: A “New Testament” and a “Church”. The believers of the “New Testament Church” met in synagogues (Acts 15:21; James 1:1; 2:2) and had no book known as the “New Testament” because it had not been written and compiled yet. Thus when a believer from the “New Testament Church” refered to “The Scriptures” he was speaking of the Tanakh (“Old Testament”) for they were the only Scriptures he had.
Thus when Paul wrote to Timothy:All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished to all good works. (2Tim. 3:16-17) Paul was referring to the Tanak, the only Scriptures they had. Moreover when Paul spoke to the Bereans in Acts 17:11 we are told of them: These were more noble than those at Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so.Paul was saying that the Bereans were noble because they did not believe what Paul said simply on the authority of Paul. They were looking to see if what Paul was teaching could be found in the Scriptures. Remember, they were looking in the Tanak, the only Scriptures they had at the time.
Paul said that it was noble of them to only accept his teaching if it lined up with the Tanak. That means that whenever we study the New Testament we should ask ourselves this question: “Can you get here from there?” (There being the Tanak). If you think you understand something in the New Testament in such a way that it contradicts the Tanak, then you need to realize that you are misunderstanding it.Eashoa’ (Jesus) came to be the Jewish Messiah of Judaism and not to create a new religion.
Now I know that within many Christian circles there is a teaching that says that originally Judaism was the true faith but that it has now been replaced by a new faith “Christianity” which is now the true faith. This theology is totally counter to the teachings of the “New Testament”. The “New Testament” is plain in telling us that there is one true faith (Eph. 4:5) which was given once and for all time (Jude 1:3).
This means that the theology that claims that Christianity is a true faith which has replaced Judaism which had been the previous true faith is absolutely false! There is, according to the “New Testament” itself ONE TRUE FAITH and it was ONLY GIVEN ONCE. Christianity is to young to be that ONE true faith that was ONCE given, that ONE true faith that was ONCE given therefore MUST be Judaism! Which is Nazarene Judaism
The original believers in Eashoa’ were a Jewish sect known as “Nazarenes” or in Hebrew “Netzarim” (Acts 24:5). The “church father” Jerome (4th Cent.) described these Nazarenes as those “…who accept Messiah in such a way that they do not cease to observe the old Law.” (Jerome; On. Is. 8:14).Elsewhere he writes: Today there still exists among the Jews in all the synagogues of the East a heresy which is called that of the Minæans,and which is still condemned by the Pharisees; [its followers] are ordinarily called ‘Nazarenes’; they believe that Messiah, the son of God, was born of the Virgin Miriam, and they hold him to be the one who suffered under Pontius Pilate and ascended to heaven, and in whom we also believe.” (Jerome; Letter 75 Jerome to Augustine)
The fourth century “church father” Epiphanius gives a more detailed description: But these sectarians… did not call themselves Christians–but “Nazarenes,” … However they are simply complete Jews. They use not only the New Testament but the Old Testament as well, as the Jews do… They have no different ideas, but confess everything exactly as the Law proclaims it and in the Jewish fashion– except for their belief in Messiah, if you please! For they acknowledge both the resurrection of the dead and the divine creation of all things, and declare that Elohim is one, and that his son is Yeshua the Messiah.
Acts 15:25-29, is called the “Limuda”, commonly referred to in the West as the Didache, translated from the Aramaic manuscripts of the Assembly of Jerusalem. This is the Apostolic Letter that was composed by the First Apostolic Council around 50 CE under the direction of Mar Ya’aqub ha’Tzadik (St. James the Righteous). It was sent through Mar Shaul (St. Paul) to the gentile Believers as … Continue reading Brief Introductory Note to the Limuda
Humility Ketuvin Netzarim: James (Jacob or Ya’akov) 4:1-17 Speech and Lashon Ha-Ra Prohibition of Harming a Person through Speech This category is derived from Ex. 20:13, saying, “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” It includes all forms of lashon ha-ra (sins relating to speech). Resist Pride and Evil 1 Where do quarrels and conflicts among you come from? Don’t they come … Continue reading Yetzer Hara
ACTS 1: 8 but when the Spirit of Holiness comes upon you 83 ’ela cn but, except, unless 793c kad adv when 219a ’eta vv bring, come 1652a ruha nn Spirit, wind 1543a qudsa nn holiness 1306a ‘al prp about, above, concerning, over, upon you take power, 1530a qebal vv accuse, take 605a haila nn power, empowered and you become my witnesses 486 hewa vv … Continue reading ACTS 1: 8 Aramaic New Covenant
3 YAH CHANAN 2 Our beloved, I pray for you in all 567b habiba adj nn beloved 853f kul‘medem nn all, all that 1511a seta vv heed, lean, pray 116b ’ena pro I, we — concerning you prospering and being healthy 1306a ‘al prp about, above, concerning, over, upon 1513 selah vv prosper 486 hewa vv be, become, been, being 613a helima adj healing, healthy … Continue reading Aramaic New Covenant
THE PROPHECY OF DAVID FULFILLED Psalm 16:8—11 25 For David words concerning him, 411 dawid pn David 354 geir cn for 111 ’emar vv word 1306a ‘al prp about, above, concerning, over, upon I have previously seen my Lord evermore 1538a qedam vv, precede, proceed, adv pre– previously 486 hewa vv be, become, been, being 595a heza vv see, manifest 1033a mare nn Lord, Yah … Continue reading PROPHECY OF DAVID FULFILLED
ACTS 2: YAH SHUA Is LORD AND MESHIAH 22 Men — sons of Isra El, hear these words, 326a gabra nn man 289 bar nn son 65a ’isra’el pn Isra El 1798a sema vv hear, hearken 1008a melta nn word 500 hana pro this, these Yah Shua the Nasraya, a man of God, 811 yesu‘ pn Yah Shua 1126b nasraya pn Nasraya 326a gabra nn … Continue reading YAH SHUA Is LORD AND MESHIAH
HEBRAYA 1: 3 — he, the effulgence of his glory, 481 hu pro he, it, she 1516 semha nn effulgence 1718a subha nn glory and the icon of his essence 1514 salma nn icon 71b ’ituta nn essence and holder of all by the power of his word 49c ’ahid ’kul idi holder of all, almighty 605a haila nn power, empowered, empowerment 1008a melta nn … Continue reading HEBRAYA / Hebrews 1:3
THE WORD BEING FLESH YAH CHANAN 1: 14 And the Word being flesh 1008a melta nn word 271 besra nn flesh 486 hewa vv be, become, been, being and resting within us, 370 ’agen vv descend, rest 223d ’atra prp (there) (where) at, by, in, within and we, seeing his glory, 595a heza vv see, manifest 1718a subha nn glory — the glory as of … Continue reading THE WORD BEING FLESH