Parashat Tazria, Did Yeshua have to say “I am the Messiah?"


This week’s portion contains the mitzvot (Commandments) on the law of Tsaraat
(leprosy).  The name Leprosy comes from the Greek “Lepra” (λ?πρα)
that characterized the disease by ulcerations that appear on the skin as scales.  The
regulation connected to the commandment is found in Vayikra 13 and 14,
and Bamidbar / Numbers 12
.  In the Scriptures’, this disease was regarded
as a direct infliction by God (see Melachim bet / 2 Kings 5:7 and
Divrei Hayyamim bet / 2 Chronicles 26:20
) the disease was regarded as an awful punishment
from the Lord.  The disease eats the inward parts, the bones, swelling of the skin, sores, the
whole body is rotting and in Yeshua’s day this was considered death sentence.  The leper
was to rent his own cloths in lamentation of his own approaching death and cry out “Unclean!
Unclean!” when passers-by came near to keep them away.  In those days, it was only God
who could heal a leper.  When Yeshua healed ten lepers, was it necessary for him to say “
I am the Messiah” in addition to the miracle of healing? 
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Duane D. Miller received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Akron Ohio. He is currently a Chemical Engineering Researcher. Duane’s research expertise has focused upon functional materials development for the control, conversion, and release of process gases in Energy production technologies. His R&D interests include computational chemistry, developing novel technologies for converting biomass to fuels and studying their fundamental interactions during the chemical conversion process. His past experience includes sorbent development for pre- and post-combustion CO2 and SO2 capture, selective absorption of H2S from methane streams, O2 capture for oxy-fuel combustion, photocatalytic reduction of alcohols, NOx reduction catalysis, the development of oxygen carriers to combust fossil fuels (CH4 and coal) for the chemical looping combustion processes, and the extraction of rare earth elements using patent pending sorbents. His research expertise has focused on operando-characterization using Infrared, Raman, and UV-Vis spectroscopy to observe the nature of the catalytic active sites and reaction intermediates under realistic reaction conditions, allowing direct correlation of molecular/electronic structures with catalyst performance during Gas-Solid / Liquid-Solid Adsorption and Photocatalytic Processes with real time online analysis of reaction products using ICP-MS and mass spectrometry. His current work involves a multi-disciplinary approach to developing, understanding, and improving the catalytic gasification of coal and methane, high temperature chemical looping combustion, and the catalytic decomposition and gasification of biomass and coal using novel microwave reactor.​ He has been studying the Hebrew Scriptures and the Torah for 20+ years and sharing what he has learned. The studies developed for MATSATI.COM are freely to be used by everyone, to God be the Glory!