Did Yeshua Spend Three days and Three Nights in the Grave Prior to the Resurrection?

The question of the resurrection and how many days Yeshua was in the grave between his death on the cross and the resurrection day frequently comes up during this time of the year.  The specific question is:  "Yeshua said he was going to be in the earth (buried) for three days and three nights. If he died on Friday and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Nisan 5776: Happy Passover

Shalom Everyone, Nisan 5776: Happy Passover Chag Sameach from MATSATI(dot)COM Teaching Ministry. Passover Greetings in the name of the name our Risen Master. The festival of Passover is upon us. As you celebrate your seder meals in remembrance of the Master, his last supper, his suffering, his death, and his resurrection, I hope everyone has a wonderful time tonight. May the LORD bless...

Insights from the Dead Sea Scrolls – The Torah and the Rod of Correction

I recently obtained an English translation of The Dead Sea Scrolls from HarperCollins Publishers, 2005, and I found an interesting paragraph in the Damascus Document that I felt was worth sharing.  This scroll is important (at least this paragraph is important) since it is related to the way in which many people view the Torah and how they handle...

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...

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