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What if you could get closer to Yeshua of Nazareth by learning about the Hebrew language and the Jewish context of the Bible? I think you can, and so does our global tribe! Shalom, I'm Izzy, the founder of Holy Language Institute. We're a Messianic Jewish ministry with thousands of students in over a hundred countries. We love the Bible and offer spiritual experiences in Hebrew, the language of the Torah/Old Testament. If our focus on following Yeshua in a Hebrew way resonates with you I invite you to subscribe, LEAVE A POSITIVE REVIEW, and check out the perks of membership at holylanguage.com.

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What if you could get closer to Yeshua of Nazareth by learning about the Hebrew language and the Jewish context of the Bible? I think you can, and so does our global tribe! Shalom, I'm Izzy, the founder of Holy Language Institute. We're a Messianic Jewish ministry with thousands of students in over a hundred countries. We love the Bible and offer spiritual experiences in Hebrew, the language of the Torah/Old Testament. If our focus on following Yeshua in a Hebrew way resonates with you I invite you to subscribe, LEAVE A POSITIVE REVIEW, and check out the perks of membership at holylanguage.com.

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    Let's tackle some myths about the Great Tribulation from a Hebraic perspective.

    Let's tackle some myths about the Great Tribulation from a Hebraic perspective.

    Did the Great Tribulation freak you out as a kid? Or maybe it still does. Did Yeshua talk to his disciples like they'd go through it? Does the ancient prophecy of Jeremiah signal hope or doom? And why does Hebrew compare the Great Tribulation to...polygamy? Regardless of your views, this conversation will give you some new information and make you think again. This is a takeaway from my newest Mishnah Snapshots study. We also talked about these questions: ~Did the Sadducees plagiarize their story from the Mishnah? ~What are the different Hebrew words for the revival of the dead? ~Is your Torah-observance powered by the resurrection? ~Polygamy? The Hebrew term for "fellow-wife" will surprise you. ~Is there evidence the Master expected us to keep keeping Shabbat? Watch the full lesson and check out this ongoing series by clicking through this episode or by going to holylanguage.com > Learn > Mishnah Snapshots.

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    Can lovers of Yeshua hear echoes of his voice in Rabbinic writings?

    Can lovers of Yeshua hear echoes of his voice in Rabbinic writings?

    Most people would say the Mishnah is dry and boring and to be honest I agree. What keeps me going through its thousands of pages is how it's the backdrop to the story of Yeshua. These writings came from the same world as the New Testament, and while they're not Scripture you can definitely hear the voice of your beloved and see reflections of his beautiful face if you look and listen closely. Here's one example of many. This is a takeaway from my newest Mishnah Snapshots study. We also talked about these questions: ~Do you know what the Hebrew word "Pharisee" literally mean? ~Why do Jewish people say their mission is "Tikkun Olam" and where's that in Scripture? ~Are Yeshua's "greatest/least commandments" and "weighty matters of the Law" in Mishnah also? ~What did the sages do with the 'literal six days' and 'conflicting creation accounts' controversies? ~What can the Jewish institution of discipleship teach us about our relationship with the Master? ~How did the centuries-old leadership structure in Israel change around 30 A.D., and why? ~Did you hear about the old Essene named Menachem and his prophecy to boy Herod? Watch the full lesson and check out this ongoing series by clicking through this episode or by going to holylanguage.com > Learn > Mishnah Snapshots.

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    Did Paul get his "irrigated versus natural fields" metaphor from the Mishnah?

    Did Paul get his "irrigated versus natural fields" metaphor from the Mishnah?

    Saul of Tarsus grew up in Jerusalem learning from the greatest sage of his generation. That means he probably had the Hebrew Bible memorized, along with the Mishnah as it existed in his time. And, surprise! If you know what to look for you can see his Hebraic mindset peeking through even in his Greek letters. Here's an example. This is a takeaway from my newest Mishnah Snapshots study. We also talked about these questions: ~Are the middle days of Passover and Tabernacles holy or "profane"? ~Did Paul get his metaphor of irrigated versus naturally watered fields from the Mishnah? ~Are you spiritually mature? How about your congregation? Here's how to tell. ~This Greek word used in Mishnah, Peshitta, and Delitzsch NT is spelled four different ways. ~What does Jewish law do with people whose gender is both, neither, or unknown? ~See the boy riding on his Abba's shoulders and going up to the Temple? Adorbs. Watch the full lesson and check out this ongoing series by clicking through this episode or by going to holylanguage.com > Learn > Mishnah Snapshots.

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    Did you know the Greek name "Peter" has a mysterious Hebrew meaning too?

    Did you know the Greek name "Peter" has a mysterious Hebrew meaning too?

    Simon had lots of names. There was Peter or "Petros", and then Cephas or "Kefa". And what about his Dad, was he Jonah or John? Surprisingly, the Greek name "Petros" also has a Hebrew meaning that turns up in several places in the New Testament and also in Jewish writings. Simon says to check it out! This is a takeaway from my newest Mishnah Snapshots study. We also talked about these questions: ~Why is a "minyan of ten" required for a Torah service? Is that Biblical? ~Here's an example of how the Gemara is "packed" with info that "unpacks" the Mishnah. ~Did Jesus speak Hebrew or Aramaic? Or were both living languages in the Second Temple era? ~First stop and let it sink in that the Father doesn't treat you like an outsider. Then… ~Were the Rabbis and Apostles both "binding and loosing" in their halachic decisions? ~Why are some passages not read, and others not translated, in synagogue? Watch the full lesson and check out this ongoing series by clicking through this episode or by going to holylanguage.com > Learn > Mishnah Snapshots.

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    WWJD? He'd read the HAFTARAH! How much do you know about this custom?

    WWJD? He'd read the HAFTARAH! How much do you know about this custom?

    Remember when Yeshua visited his hometown and read from Isaiah and everybody freaked out? This is something that's still done in synagogues today! Noooo not the flash mob part, I mean the part about reading from the Prophets. It's called the "Haftarah" and the earliest record we have of this custom is actually the New Testament. I should warn you though that you may be shocked to see how this tradition has changed since two thousand years ago and it may leave you wondering...what happened to Yeshua's Haftarah? This is a takeaway from my newest Mishnah Snapshots study. We also talked about these questions: ~What do you mean, the Mishnah and the New Testament go hand in hand? ~Did you know half the "Our Father" is from Judaism's oldest and most-repeated prayer? ~Why were all the Christological passages excluded from the Prophetic readings? ~What does the connection between Haftarah and Afikoman tell you about Yeshua? Watch the full lesson and check out this ongoing series by clicking through this episode or by going to holylanguage.com > Learn > Mishnah Snapshots.

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    E-SWORD BIBLE APP 5/5: What are the best Hebraic/Jewish Bible commentaries and how do I get them?

    E-SWORD BIBLE APP 5/5: What are the best Hebraic/Jewish Bible commentaries and how do I get them?

    Bible commentaries take up space and they're expensive, regardless of whether you order the books or buy them digitally. It's also hard to find ones that emphasize the Jewish roots of our faith. UNTIL NOW! Here's how to use the e-Sword app to see what the best commentaries say on every book, chapter, and verse in the Bible. In addition to introducing you to some of the greatest Christian Hebraists of history - men such as Dr. John Gill and Professor Franz Delitzsch - we'll also show you how to go offsite to get the Messianic Jewish New Testament Commentary by Dr. David Stern.

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