Parashat Vayelech, Zaman Matan Torah and Yeshua the Messiah

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This week’s Parashah is titled Zaman Matan Torah and Yeshua the Messiah. In this weeks study is from Parahsat Vayelech, Moshe gives some closure to Sefer Devarim by explaining the reason why he can no longer lead Yisrael (Devarim / Deuteronomy 31:2), he also introduces his successor Yehoshua (Devarim / Deuteronomy 31:3-8), and then presents a written copy of the Torah to the Leviim and the elders. It is at this point Moshe commands the Torah to be read once very seven years at the festival of Succot. Because of the new generation of people who are entering the Promised Land, and for the reason for the recording of the mitzvah of Hakhel in this weeks Parashat it was necessary for this generation to relive the Maamad Har Sinai experience. Once very seven years Am Yisrael (the people of Israel) must relive this event of Maamad Har Sinai as the men, women, and children gather together at the Beit HaMikdash on Chag Succot for a public celebration to hear the Torah. Making a comparison, during this event the Torah will be read in public (Devarim / Deuteronomy 31:9-13) just as it was read in public at Har Sinai (the mountain of Sinai) (Shemot / Exodus 24:4-7) and also just as it was a Har Eival in Devarim / Deuteronomy 27:3-8. Read more here.

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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!