Parashat Vayetze: Yeshua is our ladder to Heaven


In the reading for this week, Parashat Vayetze (“and he went out”),
from Bereshit / Genesis 28:10-22, God gave Yaakov a vision of angels
ascending and descending upon a ladder at a place that is called Luz.  Reading through sefer Bereshit
(the book of Genesis) up until this point it appears that this is the first time
God has revealed Himself to Yaakov (Jacob).  The Lord reiterated the covenant He had made with his father’s
Avraham and Yitzchak (Isaac) and promises to never leave Yaakov until He has done what He has promised him.  As a
result, Yaakov calls the place he was laying “Beit-El” (Bethel) meaning the “house of God” because
God was in this place. 
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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!