Leviticus

Tazria-Metzora

23 April, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Tazria-Metzora She Conceives Infected One “Clean! Clean!” Leviticus 12:1-13:59 2 Kings 4:42-5:19 Leviticus 14:1-15:33 2 Kings 7:3-20 by Mark Huey mark@outreachisrael.net Every year, in a systematic fashion through the consistent study of the Torah, we have an excellent opportunity to review one of the most devastating transgressions that plagues not only the human race, but even those within the community of faith. With the double portion of Tazria-Metzora, the issues regarding unclean and clean and their relationship to leprosy (Heb. tzara’at), are once again considered: “As for the leper who has the infection, his clothes shall be torn, and the […]

FAQ

Leviticus 18:5

18 April, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 30 SEPTEMBER, 2011 Does the Torah actually teach that by keeping its commandments, a person can earn eternal life? Is it possible for a person to keep the commandments of the Torah, and as a result incur eternal life and everlasting communion with the Father? There are those throughout Jewish and Christian religious history, and even to our present time, who have thought that Leviticus 18:5—“So you shall keep My statutes and My judgments, by which a man may live if he does them”—implies precisely this. There are certainly Christian interpreters, who would dispute this conclusion based on a […]

Leviticus

Shemini

16 April, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Shemini Eighth “Be Ye Holy” Leviticus 9:1-11:47 2 Samuel 6:1-7:17 (A); 6:1-19 (S) by Mark Huey mark@outreachisrael.net Previously in Tzav (Leviticus 6:1[8]-8:36), Aaron and his sons were to be consecrated for seven days in order for them to be ordained into the priestly service (Leviticus 8:33). Having completed this seven-day period of cleansing and dedication, our Torah portion for this week, Shemini or “Eighth,” now begins: “Now it came about on the eighth day [b’yom ha’sh’mini] that Moses called Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel” (Leviticus 9:1). Aaron and his sons have been consecrated to God and […]

Leviticus

Tzav

2 April, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Tzav Give an Order “Kindness, Justice, Righteousness” Leviticus 6:1[8]-8:36 Jeremiah 7:21-8:3; 9:22-23 by Mark Huey mark@outreachisrael.net While reading about the different offerings instructed, and the variety of sacrificial procedures in this week’s Torah portion, you can easily see how God was very specific about the guilt offering,[1] burnt offering,[2] grain offering,[3] sin offering,[4] and peace offering.[5] After detailing these specific offerings and their associated procedures, Leviticus ch. 8 describes how Aaron and his sons were to be consecrated as priests before the Lord. For the first time in the history of Israel, the high priest and the attendant priests are […]

Biblical Practices & Torah Observance

Approaching One Law Controversies: Sorting Through the Legalism

31 March, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 25 OCTOBER, 2016 reproduced from the Messianic Torah Helper Today’s broad Messianic movement has many admirable qualities for which it should feel most spiritually gratified.[1] The Messianic movement has been used mightily by the Lord to see many Jewish people come to saving faith in Messiah Yeshua (Christ Jesus), and it has also helped many evangelical Christians appreciate their Hebraic and Jewish Roots and the Torah. The Messianic movement definitely stands against the common, yet errant thought in much of modern Christian theology, that the Law of Moses was exclusively for the era prior to the Messiah, and has […]

Leviticus

Book of Leviticus

27 March, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

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 […]

Leviticus

Vayikra

26 March, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Vayikra He called “A Witness Who Keeps Silent” Leviticus 1:1-5:26[6:7] Isaiah 43:21-44:23 by Mark Huey mark@outreachisrael.net As we begin to examine the Book of Leviticus, the Torah student gets an opportunity to study the sacrificial system that was instituted by the Lord to cover the transgressions of His people. In Exodus, the Ancient Israelites have just completed the construction of the Tabernacle, and have witnessed God’s glory descend upon it. The weight (Heb. kavod) of His presence was so intense that Moses was not able to enter the Tent of Meeting in order to communicate directly with the Almighty (Exodus 40:34-35). […]

Kosher

Leviticus 3:17; 7:22-27; 19:26

20 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Kosher Helper “It is a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings: you shall not eat any fat or any blood” (Leviticus 3:17). “Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘You shall not eat any fat from an ox, a sheep or a goat. Also the fat of an animal which dies and the fat of an animal torn by beasts may be put to any other use, but you must certainly not eat it. For whoever eats the fat of the animal from which an offering […]

Kosher

Leviticus 20:22-26

19 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Kosher Helper “You are therefore to keep all My statutes and all My ordinances and do them, so that the land to which I am bringing you to live will not spew you out. Moreover, you shall not follow the customs of the nation which I will drive out before you, for they did all these things, and therefore I have abhorred them. Hence I have said to you, ‘You are to possess their land, and I Myself will give it to you to possess it, a land flowing with milk and honey.’ I am the […]

Kosher

Leviticus 17:10-16

19 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Kosher Helper “‘And any man from the house of Israel, or from the aliens who sojourn among them, who eats any blood, I will set My face against that person who eats blood and will cut him off from among his people. For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement.’ Therefore I said to the sons of Israel, ‘No person among you may eat blood, […]

Kosher

Leviticus 11

19 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Kosher Helper “The LORD spoke again to Moses and to Aaron, saying to them, ‘Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, “These are the creatures which you may eat from all the animals that are on the earth. Whatever divides a hoof, thus making split hoofs, and chews the cud, among the animals, that you may eat. Nevertheless, you are not to eat of these, among those which chew the cud, or among those which divide the hoof: the camel, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you. […]

Leviticus

Leviticus 24:5-9

13 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper “Then you shall take fine flour and bake twelve cakes with it; two-tenths of an ephah shall be in each cake. You shall set them in two rows, six to a row, on the pure gold table before the LORD. You shall put pure frankincense on each row that it may be a memorial portion for the bread, even an offering by fire to the LORD. Every sabbath day he shall set it in order before the LORD continually; it is an everlasting covenant for the sons of Israel. It shall be for Aaron […]

Leviticus

Leviticus 23:1-3

13 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper “The LORD spoke again to Moses, saying, ‘Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, “The LORD’s appointed times which you shall proclaim as holy convocations—My appointed times are these: For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, a holy convocation. You shall not do any work; it is a sabbath to the LORD in all your dwellings.”’” Leviticus 23 tends to be approached as the main body of Torah instruction detailing and codifying the appointed times or moedim. Yet what […]

Leviticus

Leviticus 19:3, 30; 26:2

13 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper “Every one of you shall reverence his mother and his father, and you shall keep My sabbaths; I am the LORD your God” (Leviticus 19:3). “You shall keep My sabbaths and revere My sanctuary; I am the LORD” (Leviticus 19:30). “You shall keep My sabbaths and reverence My sanctuary; I am the LORD” (Leviticus 26:2). 19:3 Leviticus 19 is mainly a chapter of widely miscellaneous instructions given to Ancient Israel, which has been prefaced with the imperative, “You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy” (19:2). The first instruction which […]

Exodus

Approaching One Law Controversies: Sorting Through the Legalism

7 October, 2016 messianicapologetics 0

A definite controversy that has been present in the Messianic movement, is whether non-Jewish Believers are at all supposed or anticipated to keep (any of) the Torah or the Law of Moses. Many have committed themselves to a Messianic walk of faith, wanting to live more like Messiah Yeshua, in obedience to the Father’s commandments. They have taken a hold of things like the seventh-day Sabbath/Shabbat, the appointed times of Leviticus 23, and eating kosher, as a means of grace, approaching these practices as being an important part of maturing in faith. There are Messianic Jewish leaders and teachers who […]