Parashat Vayigash, The Lord our מּוֹשִׁיע (Moshiya), יְשׁוּעָה (Yeshuah), Savior, King, Messiah


This week’s study is Parashat Vayigash (Bereshit / Genesis 44:18-47:27), the Parashah begins with Benjamin having the cup of Yoseph and the sons of Yisrael trying to explain to Yoseph that they must bring their brother back to their father.  Judah offers himself in the place of Benjamin (44:8-34).  Yoseph reveals himself to his brothers (45:1-8) and declares וְעַתָּה לֹא-אַתֶּם שְׁלַחְתֶּם אֹתִי הֵנָּה כִּי הָאֱלֹהִים וַיְשִֹימֵנִי לְאָב לְפַרְעֹה וּלְאָדוֹן לְכָל-בֵּיתוֹ וּמשֵׁל בְּכָל-אֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם 45:8 ‘Now, therefore, it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh and lord of all his household and ruler over all the land of Egypt. (NASB)  Yoseph calls for Yisrael and his brothers to move to the land of Goshen to live because the famine was going to continue for another five years (45:9-15) and Pharaoh ordered that his family would come and he would give them the best of the land (45:9-24).  Yisrael then makes an offering to the Lord God Almighty and travels to Mitzrayim (Egypt) (45:28-46:26).  We learn that Jacob (Yisrael) is 130 years old (47:9) and the people were settled in the land of Goshen and Yoseph fed them because of the famine (47:11-13).  The famine grew very severe and the people gave all their money in order to obtain food to survive (47:14-15).  After the money was gone, the people brought their livestock and cattle to pay for the food (47:16-17).  After this the people sold their land and themselves into slavery in order to buy grain for food to survive (47:18-21) and the people grew numerous in the land of Goshen (47:27).  When Yisrael heard that his son lived, he brought an offering before the Lord and God spoke to him saying not to be afraid and that He would go down with him into Mitzrayim and there he will become a great nation.   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!