One area that receives some discussion, in various parts of the Messianic movement, is whether or not the five books of Moses (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy)—which we usually refer to as the Torah—should ever be called the Law. A statement that can be heard from time to time in our Messianic faith community, is: The Torah is teaching. The Torah is not the law. It is said that Torah just means Teaching or Instruction, and should never be referred to by the term law.
J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics discusses the challenges of how too many people are stuck using the Strong’s Concordance dictionary for Hebrew and Greek, when there are many other, more useful tools available.
J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics responds to three categories of questions: Tanach (OT), Apostolic Scriptures (NT), and theology/Biblical Studies.
1. What is the Isaiah 45:18-25 background for Philippians 2:5-11?
2. John 20:30-31 does not say anything about affirming Yeshua as God for salvation.
3. Do you believe the New Testament was written in Hebrew?
J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics discusses the significant problems the Sacred Name Only movement has caused over the “correct” Hebrew name of the Son.
J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics discusses the great problems and divisions that tend to erupt over matters involving the names of the Father and the Son.
Why do you consult the Septuagint frequently?
I understand that the Greek Septuagint is a valuable resource for understanding Second Temple Judaism and for reading the Apostolic Scriptures, and that there are some differences between the Septuagint and Hebrew Masoretic Text of the Tanach. Are there any English translations of the Septuagint which can help me in my studies?
Do you believe that the New Testament was originally written in Hebrew? It seems that many within today’s Messianic movement believe the New Testament was written in Hebrew, but they lack substantial proof for this.