Question and Answer: Did the men Bezalel and Oholiab have skills only after God filled them with his Holy Spirit? (Exodus 31:1-6)

Question:  “Did the men Bezalel and Oholiab have skills in these trades prior to this text or only after God filled them with the “Spirit of God in wisdom” according to Exodus 31:3?” Exodus 31:1-6 (New American Standard Bible, NASB) 31 Now the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “See, I have called by name Bezalel, the son of Uri, the son of...

Explaining water Baptism in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit according to the Torah

Matthew 28:18-20 28:18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.  28:19 ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 28:20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and...

Calling God "Our Father" is this something new?

Have you ever heard it said that “Our Father” is something Yeshua (Jesus) taught that is new and is only found in the New Testament (NT)?   Studying the Scriptures, in reality, referring to the God of Heaven as “Ou...

The Nephilim are they fallen angels?

Recently I have had quite a few discussions on the topic of the nephilim mentioned in the Torah in Bereshit / Genesis chapter 6. Below is a short comparison of the Hebrew (Masoretic text) and Aramaic (Targum Onkelos) of the Scripture vers...

Tim Hegg hits the nail on the head!

I received Tim Hegg's news letter this morning and at the end of the news letter he included the article titled "The Hope of the Gospel" (Some thoughts from the director), you can read the article, it is located here.  While reading this...

Does Elohim mean many?

The question occasionally comes up "Does Elohim refer to more than one in the Hebrew Bible?"  The root of the question comes from sefer Bereshit / Genesis 1:26  which says Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to ...

Psalms 25 – The Way God Works.

Tehilim / Psalms 25 1 Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul. 2 O my God, I trust in thee let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. 3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed let them be ashamed which transgress wi...

Yeshua’s healing power.

     Recently, while reading through my Bible about the story of the woman with the issue of blood that Yeshua healed, in Luke 8:34-48, there was something about the Hebrew text that caught my attention. Luke 8:43 says th...

Some Food for Thought…

After the death, burial, and bodily resurrection of Yeshua, the disciples became disheartened, and turned back to their previous occupation fishing. While fishing Yeshua stood upon the sea shore, Peter realizing that it was the Lord, jumped i...

Where the Messianic Movement is going wrong!

Recently, while listening to the mid-week Torah study on September 1, 2010, I saw some comments that were made during the study that bring into question the Messianic Movement and the motivation behind those who are part of the Messinaic Move...

Thoughts about Textual criticism and manuscript reliability

Thoughts about Textual criticism and the issue of manuscript reliability of the Greek text. Recently someone had asked me about the issue of manuscript reliability and whether I could shed some light upon the topic.  I am not an authori...

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