About J.K. McKee
J.K. McKee (B.A., University of Oklahoma; M.A., Asbury Theological Seminary) is the editor of Messianic Apologetics (www.messianicapologetics.net), a division of Outreach Israel Ministries (www.outreachisrael.net). He is a 2009 recipient of the Zondervan Biblical Languages Award for Greek. He is author of numerous books and commentaries, dealing with a wide range of topics that are important for today’s Messianic Believers.
Matthew

Matthew 11:13

26 June, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

UPDATED 07 JUNE, 2017 reproduced from The New Testament Validates Torah MAXIMUM EDITION Pastor: Matthew 11:13: The Law of Moses was only in effect until John the Baptist. “For all the prophets and the Law prophesied until John.” It is very easy to envision Christian layreaders, or even various pastors, quote the Messiah’s word of Matthew 11:13, in an effort to dismiss the continued relevancy of the Torah in the post-resurrection era. Yeshua first lauds John the Immerser, by stating, “Truly I say to you, among those born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptist!” […]

Matthew

Matthew 5:17

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UPDATED 07 JUNE, 2017 reproduced from The New Testament Validates Torah MAXIMUM EDITION Pastor: Matthew 5:17: Jesus fulfilled every jot and tittle of the Law. “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.” According to Yeshua the Messiah’s words here in Matthew 5:17, delivered within His Sermon on the Mount in Matthew chs. 5-7, the Savior clearly states what His views are regarding the Torah of Moses. Along with Psalm 23 and the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17), Matthew 5-7 includes the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:2-12) and the […]

Deuteronomy

Book of Deuteronomy

23 June, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 17 OCTOBER, 2016 reproduced from A Survey of the Tanach for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: 1440-1400 B.C.E. (Right); 1300-1200 B.C.E. (conservative-moderate); before 623 B.C.E. and/or 500s B.C.E. (Left) Time period: Israel preparing to enter into the Promised Land Author: Moses exclusively (Right); Moses, Joshua, and later editors (conservative-moderate); a pious teacher or priest in Jerusalem, compiled traditions and mythologies (Left) Location of author: wilderness journey after the Exodus (Right, conservative-moderate); Jerusalem, Babylon, and/or Land of Israel (Left) Target audience and their location: people of Israel preparing to enter the Promised Land (Right, conservative-moderate); Jewish religious leaders during reign of […]

Numbers

Book of Numbers

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POSTED 14 OCTOBER, 2016 reproduced from A Survey of the Tanach for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: 1440-1400 B.C.E. (Right); 1300-1200 B.C.E. (conservative-moderate); 500s B.C.E. (Left) Time period: Israel in the wilderness Author: Moses exclusively (Right); Moses, Joshua, and later editors (conservative-moderate); compiled traditions and mythologies (Left) Location of author: wilderness journey after the Exodus (Right, conservative-moderate); Babylon and/or Land of Israel (Left) Target audience and their location: people of Israel wandering in the desert (Right, conservative-moderate); Jewish exiles returning from Babylon (Left) Theological Summary: The Hebrew title for the fourth book of the Torah is Bamidbar, meaning either “in the […]

Leviticus

Book of Leviticus

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POSTED 10 OCTOBER, 2016 reproduced from A Survey of the Tanach for the Practical Messianic Time period: formation of Israel as a nation called out by God Author: Moses exclusively (Right); Moses, Joshua, and later editors (conservative-moderate); compiled traditions and mythologies (Left) Location of author: wilderness journey after the Exodus (Right, conservative-moderate); Babylon and/or Land of Israel (Left) Target audience and their location: people of Israel wandering in the desert (Right, conservative-moderate); Jewish exiles returning from Babylon (Left) Theological Summary: The third book of the Torah bears the Hebrew name Vayikra, meaning “and He called,” derived from its first verse, “Then […]

Biblical Studies & Scriptural Reliability

Book of Exodus

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POSTED 11 OCTOBER, 2016 reproduced from A Survey of the Tanach for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: 1440-1400 B.C.E. (Right); 1300-1200 B.C.E. (conservative-moderate); 500s B.C.E. (Left) Time period: Ancient Israel in bondage to the Egyptian superpower Author: Moses exclusively (Right); Moses, Joshua, and later editors (conservative-moderate); compiled traditions and mythologies (Left) Location of author: wilderness journey after the Exodus (Right, conservative-moderate); Babylon and/or Land of Israel (Left) Target audience and their location: wilderness journey after the Exodus (Right, conservative-moderate); Babylon and/or Land of Israel (Left) Theological Summary: The Hebrew title of the second book of the Bible is Shemot (pronounced […]

Genesis

Book of Genesis

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POSTED 10 OCTOBER, 2016 reproduced from A Survey of the Tanach for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: 1440-1400 B.C.E. (Right); 1300-1200 B.C.E. (conservative-moderate); 500s B.C.E. (Left) Time period: the Creation of the world to Israel in Egypt Author: Moses exclusively (Right); Moses, Joshua, and later editors (conservative-moderate); compiled traditions and mythologies (Left) Location of author: wilderness journey after the Exodus (Right, conservative-moderate); Babylon and/or Land of Israel (Left) Target audience and their location: wilderness journey after the Exodus (Right, conservative-moderate); Babylon and/or Land of Israel (Left) Theological Summary: The Hebrew title of the first book of the Bible is Bereisheet (pronounced […]

1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians 15:15-28

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POSTED 16 JUNE, 2017 reproduced from Salvation on the Line: The Nature of Yeshua and His Divinity “Moreover we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we testified against God that He raised Messiah, whom He did not raise, if in fact the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, not even Messiah has been raised; and if Messiah has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Messiah have perished. If we have hoped in Messiah in this life only, […]

1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians 10:1-4, 9

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POSTED 16 JUNE, 2017 reproduced from Salvation on the Line: The Nature of Yeshua and His Divinity “For I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that our fathers were all under the cloud and all passed through the sea; and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea; and all ate the same spiritual food; and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they were drinking from a spiritual rock which followed them; and the rock was Messiah…Nor let us try the Lord, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the serpents.” In […]

1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians 3:21-23

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POSTED 16 JUNE, 2017 reproduced from Salvation on the Line: The Nature of Yeshua and His Divinity “So then let no one boast in men. For all things belong to you, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or things present or things to come; all things belong to you, and you belong to Messiah; and Messiah belongs to God.” Having just asserted how human wisdom is meaningless[1] in light of God’s wisdom (1 Corinthians 3:18-20),[2] some intriguing statements are made by Paul to the Corinthians in 1 Corinthians 3:21-23, which have been beset with […]

Christology

Romans 10:9, 12-13

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POSTED 16 JUNE, 2017 reproduced from Salvation on the Line: The Nature of Yeshua and His Divinity “that if you confess with your mouth Yeshua as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved… For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; for ‘WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED’ [Joel 2:32].” Romans 10:9[1] is a statement which obviously played a very important part in Paul’s word of Romans […]

1&2 Peter

2 Peter 3:18

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POSTED 16 JUNE, 2017 reproduced from Salvation on the Line: The Nature of Yeshua and His Divinity “but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Yeshua the Messiah. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.” The closing doxology of the Epistle of 2 Peter, certainly asks readers of Peter’s letter some significant questions. Doxologies are hardly uncommon to the Holy Scriptures, as Paul glorifies the Lord in Romans 11:36: “For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.” It is […]

1&2 Peter

2 Peter 1:1-4, 8, 11

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POSTED 16 JUNE, 2017 reproduced from Salvation on the Line: The Nature of Yeshua and His Divinity “Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Yeshua the Messiah, to those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Yeshua the Messiah: Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Yeshua our Lord; seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these […]

Uncategorized

Matthew 28:16-20

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POSTED 16 JUNE, 2017 reproduced from Salvation on the Line: The Nature of Yeshua and His Divinity “But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Yeshua had designated. When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful. And Yeshua came up and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with […]

Christology

Mark 12:28-37; Matthew 22:35-46; Luke 20:41-44

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POSTED 16 JUNE, 2017 reproduced from Salvation on the Line: The Nature of Yeshua and His Divinity “One of the scribes came and heard them arguing, and recognizing that He had answered them well, asked Him, ‘What commandment is the foremost of all?’ Yeshua answered, ‘The foremost is, “HEAR, O ISRAEL! THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD; AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH” [Deuteronomy 6:4-5]. The second is this, “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF” [Leviticus 19:18]. There […]

Christology

Psalm 110

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POSTED 22 FEBURARY, 2017 reproduced from Salvation on the Line: The Nature of Yeshua and His Divinity “A Psalm of David. The LORD says to my Lord: ‘Sit at My right hand Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.’ The LORD will stretch forth Your strong scepter from Zion, saying, ‘Rule in the midst of Your enemies.’ Your people will volunteer freely in the day of Your power; in holy array, from the womb of the dawn, Your youth are to You as the dew. The LORD has sworn and will not change His mind, ‘You are a […]

Christology

Psalm 82:1-8

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POSTED 09 FEBRUARY, 2017 reproduced from Salvation on the Line: The Nature of Yeshua and His Divinity “A Psalm of Asaph. God takes His stand in His own congregation; He judges in the midst of the rulers. How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah. Vindicate the weak and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and destitute. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them out of the hand of the wicked. They do not know nor do they understand; they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken. I said, ‘You are […]

Christology

Daniel 7:9-14

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POSTED 16 APRIL, 2017 reproduced from Salvation on the Line: The Nature of Yeshua and His Divinity “I kept looking until thrones were set up, and the Ancient of Days took His seat; His vesture was like white snow and the hair of His head like pure wool. His throne was ablaze with flames, its wheels were a burning fire. A river of fire was flowing and coming out from before Him; thousands upon thousands were attending Him, and myriads upon myriads were standing before Him; the court sat, and the books were opened. Then I kept looking because of the […]

Christology

Isaiah 45:18-25

14 June, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 23 APRIL, 2017 reproduced from Salvation on the Line: The Nature of Yeshua and His Divinity “For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it a waste place, but formed it to be inhabited), ‘I am the LORD, and there is none else. I have not spoken in secret, In some dark land; I did not say to the offspring of Jacob, “Seek Me in a waste place”; I, the LORD speak righteousness, declaring things that are upright. Gather yourselves and […]

Christology

Exodus 3:1-16

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POSTED 21 FEBRUARY, 2017 reproduced from Salvation on the Line: The Nature of Yeshua and His Divinity “Now Moses was pasturing the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian; and he led the flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. The angel of the LORD appeared to him in a blazing fire from the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, yet the bush was not consumed. So Moses said, ‘I must turn aside now and see this marvelous sight, why the […]

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