The name “MATSATI,” is taken from the Hebrew root word consisting of the three Hebrew letters “mem” (מ), “Tsadi” (צ), and “Aleph” (א) for the word MATSA (מצא). MATSA is a 3rd-Aleph Verb meaning “to find, or to meet someone.” The Qal Perfect First Person Common Singular form is MATSATI meaning “I have found,” which begs the question “what have you found?” I have found Salvation in God’s Messiah, His name is “Yeshua.” The website MATSATI.COM Teaching Ministry contains various articles and studies covering a variety of topics including Biblical commentaries on the weekly Torah portion and the Psalms. The format of the articles and studies are meant to be appropriate for both the Jewish and the Gentile reader. For most non-Jewish readers, the Studies will take a little time to get used to. The goal is to deepen our faith and relationship with the Lord while learning more about His word (the Bible), and trying to understand first century Judaism, culturally and rabinically by looking at the Talmud and the Midrashim (rabbinic commentary). It is my goal to help inspire, educate, encourage, and motivate everyone as we all serve together in the Messiah Yeshua for the furthering of His Kingdom!
While studying the Bible, it is important to consider the history, the culture, and the people, in order to help us understand the meaning of the Scriptures. The reason being, we tend to apply our present day understanding in the mental reconstructions of what is taking place in the biblical text. This causes us in some ways to be anachronistic in our understanding of Scripture. Anachronism is the presentation of history with chronological inconsistencies where an artifact, idea, or word is inserted out of its originating context. In an attempt to circumvent anachronism, MATSATI.COM Teaching Ministry examines the Hebrew Scriptures, the Aramaic (Targumim), and the Greek (Septuagint), coupled with studies in the rabbinic literature (the Talmud, the Mishnah, and the Midrashim). Our goal is to immerse ourselves in the history, the culture, and the people who lived in the time of Moshe, the Prophets, and the Messiah, while studying the Scriptures to increase our faith and deepen our relationship with the Lord!
In the greatest command we read the following:
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and all your soul and all your might. Take to heart these instructions with which I charge you this day. Impress them upon your children. Recite them when you stay at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise up.” (Deuteronomy 6:5-7)
We are told these instructions are to be on our hearts and our lips when we lie down and when we rise up, we are to be daily in the Word of God. Traditionally Torah study was encouraged not only to sharpen one’s mind, but also to serve as a guide for living a moral life. It follows then that if one takes studying the Torah seriously he will choose the right path in life and be the kind of person the Lord wants him to be. This should be our goal, to obey the Lord God Almighty, out of our love for Him. If you have questions please send me an email.
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