Who is Torah? Is Jesus Torah?

The Hebrew Roots Movement uses the word “Torah” in this equation in their teachings:

“Torah is the Word. Jesus is the Word. Therefore Jesus is Torah”

Jesus saith unto him, “I am the way, the truth and the life no man cometh unto the Father but by me. If ye had known me ye should have known my Father also and from henceforth ye know him and have seen him.” (John 14:6-7, KJV)

We begin this study with John 14:6-7 because here Jesus declares that He is the way, the truth and the life. Way is the Greek word, “hodos” (Greek Strong’s 3598), which means “a way, a road, a journey, a path”. Jesus is teaching us in terms we can easily […]

By |2020-04-13T16:21:22+00:00August 9th, 2013|Categories: Hebrew Roots Movement, Library, Torah|Tags: , , , , |

What is Torah?

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The word “Torah” in Hebrew is derived from the root ירה which in the hifil (classification) conjugation means “to guide/teach” (see. Lev. 10:11). The meaning of the word is therefore “teaching,” “doctrine,” or “instruction”; the commonly accepted word “law” gives a wrong impression. [Rabinowitz, Louis Isaac and Harvey, Warren. “Torah.” Encyclopaedia Judaica. Ed. Michael Berenbaum and Fred Skolnik. Vol. 20. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007. pp 39–46.]

We see that Torah has been translated as ‘instruction’, ‘direction’ and ‘law’. In 2 Kings 14:6 we see it can refer to the Mosaic law as the word here is being used to refer to the Laws of Moses and is translated as such. Still […]

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Is the Torah Still Valid?

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Understanding the words: Dogma (G1378), nomos (G3551), entolen (G1785), didaskalia (G1319), éntalma (G1778)

1378 dogma – a decree, edict, ordinance. 1. of public decrees 2. of the rules and requirements of the law of Moses 3. of certain decrees of the apostles relative to right living
3551 nómos – law. 3551 (nómos) is used of: a) the Law (Scripture), with emphasis on the first five books of Scripture; or b) any system of religious thinking (theology), especially when nomos occurs without the Greek definite article

1785 entolḗ (a feminine noun derived from 1722 /en, “in,” which intensifies 5056 /télos, “reach the end, consummation”) – properly, “in the end,” focusing […]

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Justified Before God as Righteous

“Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law,
for ‘The righteous shall live by faith'”

This is found in Galations 3:11 and quotes Habakkuk 2:4. I have been told by HRM followers this proves we are saved by faith in Jesus, but we need to live by obeying the law. See also verses Romans 1:16-17, Romans 3:26-30, Romans 4:13-17, Galatians 2:16, Galatians 3:24. What does God mean by “the righteous shall live by faith”?

jus•ti•fy \ˈjəs-tə-ˌfī\ verb -fied; -fy•ing [Middle English justifien, from Anglo-French or Late Latin; Anglo-French justifier, from Late Latin justificare, from Latin justus] verb transitive 14th century

  • 1       a : to prove or show to be just, right, or reasonable
    b       (1) : to show to […]
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Word of God

The Word of God is Jesus Christ, the Son of the Most High God, through whom God has spoken and revealed all that is of His Truth (John 1:1-5, Hebrews 11:3, Romans 4:17). Torah (teaching, law or instruction) is only a small element, that which He used to teach of greater things (Colossians 2:16-17, Hebrews 8:1-13, Hebrews 10:1-10), namely His Son and all the promises He had made complete through Him (John 13:16, Hebrews 3:1-6, Hebrews 9:11-27). This is the fullness of His Word, His love and desire to save man through the complete work of His Son, Jesus, who walked before God in perfect obedience to offer Himself for all who would believe in Him (John 6:29, John 17:20-21, 1 […]

By |2020-04-13T16:25:08+00:00January 21st, 2013|Categories: Hebrew Roots Movement, Library, Messiah|Tags: , , , |

Jesus or Yeshua?

There is a growing controversy over the correct name to use for talking about, Jesus, the Son of the Most High God. For some it seems, the only correct name to use is Jesus’ Hebrew name Yeshua. There are many excellent, detailed articles (such as this one) about how we in America have come to call the Messiah, our Savior, “Jesus”. Let’s take a different look on the subject.

How Jesus Answered

When John the baptist was locked up in prison, he sent his disciples to ask Jesus if He was the Christ, the One they had been waiting for. Jesus, in His wise way of answering John’s request, gives us even more insight about Himself. Matthew 11:4-6 […]

By |2020-04-13T16:25:27+00:00January 10th, 2013|Categories: Hebrew Roots Movement, Library, Messiah|Tags: , , , , |

Adding the Mosaic Law to the Sufficiency of Christ

Merriam-Webster’s definition of ‘Justify’ is

1 a : to prove or show to be just, right, or reasonable
b (1) : to show to have had a sufficient legal reason
(2) : to qualify (oneself) as a surety by taking oath to the ownership of sufficient property
2 a archaic : to administer justice to
b archaic : ABSOLVE
c : to judge, regard, or treat as righteous and worthy of salvation
3 a : […]
By |2020-04-13T16:32:22+00:00December 31st, 2012|Categories: Hebrew Roots Movement, Library, Messiah|Tags: , , , , , , |

New Covenant or Is It Renewed?

Jeremiah 31:31

Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah

The Hebrew Roots Movement often refer to this verse to explain how the new covenant that Jesus offers (Luke 22:20) is “renewed” based off of the Hebrew word for “new” used here.

2543 חָדָשׁ (ḥā·ḏāš): adj.; ≡ Str 2319; TWOT 613a—1. LN 58.70–58.75 new, i.e., pertaining to that which is recent, new, not old 1

Strong’s Hebrew #2319 2319. חָדָשׁ chadash (294a); from 2318; new:—new(47), New(2), new thing(1), new things(2), something new(1).

We see in the Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains as well as in the Strong’s Concordance, the work “new” […]

By |2020-04-13T16:33:15+00:00December 31st, 2012|Categories: Covenants, Hebrew Roots Movement|Tags: , , , , |
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