Weekly Torah Readings: Shoftim – Aug 21, 2020

From One New Man Bible translated by William Morford Shoftim Judges and Officers 16:18. You will appoint Judges and officers for yourself in all your gates which the LORD* your God gives you throughout your tribes, and they will judge the people with just judgment. 19. You will not twist judgment. You will not respect persons or take a gift, for a gift blinds the eyes of the … Continue reading Weekly Torah Readings: Shoftim – Aug 21, 2020

Torah Commentary – Shoftim “Judges” – Quit Observing Torah!

Torah Commentary Shoftim “Judges” Deuteronomy 16:18–21:9 Isaiah 51:12–52:12 2 Kings 7-9 Quit Observing Torah! Now that I have your undivided attention, please continue to read. I have been on this journey for a number of years now and have come to the conclusion that we all should quit observing Torah.  To understand what I am saying pick up a dictionary or do a quick search on the … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Shoftim “Judges” – Quit Observing Torah!

The Complainer and the Atheist

SHELACH Portion Summary The thirty-seventh reading from the Torah is called Shelach(שלח), an imperative verb that means “send out.” The portion is so named from the first few words of the second verse: “Send out for yourself men so that they may spy out the land of Canaan” (Numbers 13:2). The Torah reading tells the tragic story of how the spies returned with a bad report … Continue reading The Complainer and the Atheist

TorahScope: Ki Tisa

17 February, 2019 Ki Tisa – When you take Exodus 30:11-34:35 1 Kings 18:1-39 (A); 18:20-39 (S) “Signs of Life” by Mark Huey Ki Tisa covers a wide variety of topics that range from describing the half-shekel tax collected,[1] to the infamous golden calf incident,[2] and to instructions regarding the Sabbath.[3] Additional instruction is given regarding hand washing,[4] anointing oil[5] and incense formulas,[6] and how the Tabernacle is to be used.[7] Moses also relates … Continue reading TorahScope: Ki Tisa

Preserving the Remnant

Joseph held no animosity toward his brothers. He could see how God had used his life to bring a great deliverance. Joseph reveals himself to his brothers. (Image: Wikimedia Commons, by German painter Peter von Cornelius [1784–1867]) VAYIGASH Joseph explained to his bewildered brothers that God had ordained his descent into Egypt in order to “preserve life” and “to preserve a remnant.” (Genesis 45:5). Joseph goes … Continue reading Preserving the Remnant

Living Torah Commentary – Shof’tim (Judges) – Love What He Loves – SCRIPTURES FOR August 18, 2018

Shof’tim (Judges) Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9 Isaiah 51:12-52:13 Matthew 5:38-42; 18:15-20 Acts 3:13-26; 7:35-53 Love What He Loves With the above title in mind, let’s ask the question: Just what does Yah love? For that matter, how can we determine what He loves? Through the years, the answer to that question has deepened for me, as it hopefully has for you. In my Pentecostal days, I was … Continue reading Living Torah Commentary – Shof’tim (Judges) – Love What He Loves – SCRIPTURES FOR August 18, 2018

TorahScope: Devarim – Words – The Fighting Father’s Promised Plan Reiterated – 15 July, 2018

Devarim Words Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22 Isaiah 1:1-27 “The Fighting Father’s Promised Plan Reiterated” by Mark Huey This week as the final book of the Torah commences, our parashah, Devarim, essentially begins a lengthy reiteration of the forty year desert sojourn of the Israelites, with reminders of the Lord’s promises sprinkled in among the testimony of a people challenged with trust in the Almighty. The aged prophet/leader, Moses, was … Continue reading TorahScope: Devarim – Words – The Fighting Father’s Promised Plan Reiterated – 15 July, 2018

Torah Commentary – Balak – Peace and Safety Can Lead To… – SCRIPTURES FOR June 30, 2017

Torah Commentary Balak  Numbers 22:2-25:9 Micah 5:6-6:8 John 13-14 Peace and Safety Can Lead To… I just love this Torah portion. For one thing, it brings back some great memories of Vacation Bible School. To consider the dedication of the ladies, of blessed memory, who gave so much to a bunch of children who were more interested in snack time than anything else. Now that … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Balak – Peace and Safety Can Lead To… – SCRIPTURES FOR June 30, 2017

Weekly Torah Portion – the One New Man Bible – P’kudei – March 17, 2018

P’kudei Exodus 38:21 – 40:38 38:21. These are the accounts of the Tabernacle, of the Tabernacle of Testimony (Rev. 15:5) as they were made, according to the commandment of Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Itamar, son of Aaron the priest. 22. And Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur of the tribe of Judah, made all that … Continue reading Weekly Torah Portion – the One New Man Bible – P’kudei – March 17, 2018

Weekly Torah Portion – the One New Man Bible – Vayak’hel – Exodus 35:1 – 38:20 – March 10, 2018

35.1. And Moses assembled the whole congregation of the children of Israel together and said to them, “These are the words which the LORD* has commanded, that you should do them. 2. Six days will work be done, but on the seventh day there will be a holy day for you, a Sabbath of rest to the LORD*: whoever does work on it will be … Continue reading Weekly Torah Portion – the One New Man Bible – Vayak’hel – Exodus 35:1 – 38:20 – March 10, 2018

Weekly Torah Portion – the One New Man Bible – Mishpatim – Exodus 21:1- 24:18 – Feb 8, 2018

Mishpatim – Exodus 21:1- 24:18 21.1. “Now these are the judgments which you will set before them. 21:2. “If you buy a Hebrew bond servant, he will serve six years, and in the seventh he will go out free for nothing. 3. If he came in by himself, he will go out by himself: if he were married, then his wife will go out with him. 4. If his master has given … Continue reading Weekly Torah Portion – the One New Man Bible – Mishpatim – Exodus 21:1- 24:18 – Feb 8, 2018

Weekly Torah Portion – One New Man Bible – Yitro (Jethro) – Feb 2, 2018

Yitro (Jethro) 18.1. When Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses’ father-in-law, heard of all that God had done for Moses and for Israel His people, that the LORD* had brought Israel out of Egypt, 2. then Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, took Zipporah, Moses’ wife, after Moses had sent her back, 3. and her two sons, of whom the name of the one was Gershom, for he said, “I have been an alien in … Continue reading Weekly Torah Portion – One New Man Bible – Yitro (Jethro) – Feb 2, 2018

The One New Man Bible – B’reshite – Oct 13, 2016

B’reshite (Genesis 1:1 – 6:8) Creation 1.1. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2. And the earth was totally empty, devoid of all life, (Jer. 4:23) both animal and plant; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God hovered, brooded, over the face of the waters. 1:3. And God said, “Light, Be!” And there was light. 4. And God saw the light, that it was good, and God … Continue reading The One New Man Bible – B’reshite – Oct 13, 2016