Episodes
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...
Published 11/27/19
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...
Published 11/11/19
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"?...
Published 06/03/19
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...
Published 05/22/19
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...
Published 04/22/19
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...
Published 04/17/19
Have you ever used Strong's to look up a Hebrew or Greek word? Strong's is STRONGEST on the e-Sword Bible app! Here's how to search original words and see every place they're used in Scripture and how they're translated. I'm also going to show you how to get modules you can't get through the app including the Gesenius Hebrew dictionary and an interlinear Hebrew Bible with vowel pointings. In this tutorial I'll also give you my recommendations for in-depth study Bibles such as the Apostolic...
Published 04/09/19
Have you ever wished you could read the Bible in the original languages? If you're not fluent in Hebrew and Greek the next best thing is to compare translations. Here's how to use e-Sword to instantly see how a verse goes in different versions. I'll also give you an overview of the Bibles available through the app, and show you how to get Bibles not available directly through the app. In this tutorial you're not just going to learn how to compare Bibles like the King James, English Standard...
Published 04/02/19
Do you prefer a Bible you can hold in your hands? One you can mark up with pen and highlighter and stick bookmarks in? The E-Sword app actually enables you do to all these things, and more! Or what if you don't like reading because you're dyslexic, or have a short attention span, or are a audio learner? Use e-Sword to listen to God's word on the go! Watch this tutorial and learn how to use the best free Bible app to read and listen to Scripture, search keywords and phrases, bookmark passages,...
Published 03/18/19
Why is this Bible app different than all other Bible apps? Because e-Sword is FREE and easy to use. Because it's bursting with Bible versions, dictionaries, and commentaries. Because with millions of downloads it's widely trusted. And because it has this course to show you how to use it! We've compared e-Sword and recommend it for the above reasons as the best Bible app over other apps such as YouVersion, MyBible, OliveTree, BibleReader, PocketBible, Laridian, PocketSword, BibleTime,...
Published 03/08/19
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 e-Sword to see what the best commentaries say on every book, chapter, and verse in the Bible. This tutorial isn't just going to just introduce you to the works of great Christian Hebraists such as Dr. John Gill and Franz Delitzsch. It's also going to show you how to use...
Published 02/28/19
Have you ever used Strong's to look up a Hebrew or Greek word? Strong's is STRONGEST on e-Sword! Here's how to search original words, discover their full meanings, and see every place they're used in Scripture and how they're translated. In this tutorial you'll also learn how to use the Dictionary feature in the best free Bible software, discover where to find the best Hebrew lexicons such as Strong's and BDB, and see how to use other Bible study tools like the classic King James Concordance...
Published 02/28/19
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Published 02/07/19
Have you ever wished you could read the Bible in the original languages? If you're not fluent in Hebrew and Greek the next best thing is to compare different versions of Scripture. Here's how to use e-Sword to instantly see how a verse goes in all your favourite translations. In this tutorial you're not just going to learn how to compare popular Bibles like the King James, English Standard, New American Standard, New International, New Revised, and New Living Translation. You'll also learn...
Published 02/04/19
You don't need an internet connection to read the Bible! With e-Sword you can study God's Word anywhere, anytime. Here's how to navigate to chapter and verse, search words and phrases, bookmark passages so you can return to them, and copy verses for use in other applications. Go to holylanguage.com > Learn > e-Sword to watch these tutorials and get the downloads.
Published 01/27/19
Why is this Bible software different than all other Bible softwares? Because e-Sword is FREE, simple, and user-friendly. Because it's bursting with Bible versions, dictionaries, and commentaries. Because with over 50 million downloads it's widely trusted. And because you can get it for almost any device. Go to holylanguage.com > Learn > e-Sword to watch these tutorials and get the downloads.
Published 01/23/19
Torah says not to let the names of pagan gods even be heard from our lips. But it also mentions Chemosh the national deity of Moab, and Paul says hi to a guy named Hermes at the end of one of his letters. Are we just supposed to say BEEEEP when reading these verses out loud? This is a takeaway from my newest Hebrew Verses study. We also talked about these questions: ~Enjoy hard work? There's a place in the kingdom for you. ~The story you tell yourself is the story you'll live, so who are you?...
Published 12/31/18
Why do Jewish people read the story of Amalek for the Festival of Purim? And what if Purim isn't just about past villains like Haman and Hitler, what if the greatest battle is yet to come? Could celebrating Purim help you prepare for the future? And why isn't DECEMber the TENTH month anymore? This is a takeaway from my newest Mishnah Snapshots study. We also talked about these questions: ~Why is the whole week called the Sabbath in Hebrew? ~Here's why it's hard for empaths to read R-rated...
Published 12/23/18
The "Epistle to the Hebrews" said the old covenant was obsolete and ready to disappear. But Israel did the opposite of disappearing. Not only that, there are prophecies about a future Temple and a time when the nations will celebrate Sukkot and other "old covenant" holidays. So what gives? Is there a timeframe that reconciles all the verses? This is a takeaway from my newest Mishnah Snapshots study. We also talked about these questions: ~How are the names and themes of the Esther and...
Published 12/23/18
What does "Gentile" mean in the New Testament? Somebody who's not Jewish? Pagan? Is it accurate to say you're a Gentile, or is that a dirty word? Why did Yeshua say "let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax-collector"? This is a takeaway from my newest Hebrew Verses study. We also talked about these questions: ~How was Phoebe a deacon when she wasn't the "husband of one wife"? ~Metathesis and partial assimilation in sibilant pitpaels ~How has "church" changed in the last two thousand years?...
Published 12/15/18
The "Epistle to the Hebrews" said the old covenant was obsolete and ready to disappear. But Israel did the opposite of disappearing. Not only that, there are prophecies about a future Temple and a time when the nations will celebrate Sukkot and other "old covenant" holidays. So what gives? Is there a timeframe that reconciles all the verses? This is a takeaway from my newest Mishnah Snapshots study. We also talked about these questions: ~How are the names and themes of the Esther and...
Published 11/27/18
I was raised on the NASB and then in my teens joined "Bible Quizzing" and memorized several books of the New Testament in the NIV. Let's talk about using different translations to see the Word through new eyes, and then experience it by reading Romans 12:1 in Hebrew! This is a takeaway from my newest Hebrew Verses study. We also talked about these questions: ~Imagine reading the Hebrew text without translating in your mind! ~Worship involves both physchological and physical intelligence ~Why...
Published 11/08/18
Do you know what the word "kaballah" actually means, or why Jewish people call the prophetic book of Joel that? And how about the Torah, is that just Genesis to Deuteronomy or is the rest of the Hebrew Bible and maybe even the New Testament "Torah" also? This is a takeaway from my newest Mishnah Snapshots study. We also talked about these questions: ~Why were the people of Nazareth putting ashes on their heads? ~How does the Holy Spirit feel about liturgy and orders of service? ~Some words...
Published 11/08/18
Paul described himself as a "Hebrew of Hebrews". So would you be surprised if I showed you places where his Hebrew brain showed through in his Greek letters? For instance, in Romans 13 "debt" and "love" are related, and so are "friend" and "hurt"...ouch. This is a takeaway from my newest Hebrew Verses study. We also talked about these questions: ~What should you do when you don't know a word as you're reading? ~How is resurrection the greatest insurrection against Satan's regime? ~Hebrew has...
Published 11/08/18
Yeshua grew up on the story of Choni, who lived a couple generations before him and was famous for that time he drew a circle around himself and told God he wouldn't move until it rained and...let's read the story and see what happened! This is a takeaway from my newest Mishnah Snapshots study. We also talked about these questions: ~Why did people blow shofars in ancient times? ~Is there internal evidence the Mishnah is historically accurate? ~Here's how helpmeet means "Hero" and not...
Published 11/08/18