Extra Biblical Books, Jewish Mysticism et al or Sola Scriptura?

There is a curious fascination among many Hebraic minded people to seek for truth and hidden knowledge outside of the Bible. This has led many people to delve into many extra-biblical books such as the Dead Sea scrolls, the Book of Enoch, the Apocrypha and other intertestamental writings, and rabbinic Jewish writings including the Talmud and Zohar. What are we to make of these writings, and how do we evaluate truth from error? This video presents some guidelines to follow in separating the wheat of truth from the chaff of humanistic mythologies and the dead end spiritual paths found in many extra-biblical books.

 

The Unbiblical “Zadok/Enoch Calendar” & Its Fatal Flaws Exposed

In this video, Nathan Lawrence goes head to head with those who are promoting the so-called Enoch/Zadok priestly calendar, and he exposes the unbiblical and fatal flaws thereof. The promoters of this heretical calendar rely solely on extra-biblical sources to prove their point, then cherry pick out a few Bible verses out of context, and twist those verses to confirm their bias. This is dishonesty! Nathan shows how they do the very thing that they accuse the Christian church of doing when it attempts to do away with the Torah, the Sabbath, the biblical feasts and dietary laws. This is a hard hitting video and is not for the faint of heart, but is for those who are biblical Truth seekers and believe that the Bible, the Word of Elohim, is all that we need to determine spiritual Truth.

 

Leviticus 9:1–11:47 Parashat Shemini (A Gospel-Oriented Torah Study)

This is a gospel-oriented Torah study. Our goal is to connect the good news of Yeshua the Messiah (the gospel message) to its Hebraic, pro-Torah roots or foundations. The information given here is more than head knowledge. Understanding and wisdom (the right application of knowledge that is based on truth) is taught thus making biblical truth practical, relevant and applicable to your daily life. The truths of the Bible not only have the power to transform your life here and now for the better, but eventually to take you past the veil of death and into eternity.

This Torah study is subdivided in sections by topic in a magazine format thus making it easy to watch at several sittings.

May you be blessed as you watch this video.

For a free, printable adult and youth Torah study guide on this Torah portion (parashah), please go to http://www.hoshanarabbah.org/parshiot…

 

Leviticus 1:1–5:26 Parashat Vayikra (A Gospel-Oreinted Torah Study)

This is a gospel-oriented Torah study. Our goal is to connect the good news of Yeshua the Messiah (the gospel message) to its Hebraic, pro-Torah roots or foundations. The information given here is more than head knowledge. Understanding and wisdom (the right application of knowledge that is based on truth) is taught thus making biblical truth practical, relevant and applicable to your daily life. The truths of the Bible not only have the power to transform your life here and now for the better, but eventually to take you past the veil of death and into eternity.

This Torah study is subdivided in sections by topic in a magazine format thus making it easy to watch at several sittings.

May you be blessed as you watch this video.

For a free, printable adult and youth Torah study guide on this Torah portion (parashah), please go to http://www.hoshanarabbah.org/parshiot…

 

Exodus 38:21–40:38 Parashat Pekudei (A Gospel-Oriented Torah Study)

This is a gospel-oriented Torah study. Our goal is to connect the good news of Yeshua the Messiah (the gospel message) to its Hebraic, pro-Torah roots or foundations. The information given here is more than head knowledge. Understanding and wisdom (the right application of knowledge that is based on truth) is taught thus making biblical truth practical, relevant and applicable to your daily life. The truths of the Bible not only have the power to transform your life here and now for the better, but eventually to take you past the veil of death and into eternity.

This Torah study is subdivided in sections by topic in a magazine format thus making it easy to watch at several sittings. May you be blessed as you watch this video.

For a free, printable adult and youth Torah study guide on this Torah portion (parashah), please go to http://www.hoshanarabbah.org/parshiot…

 

Happy Biblical New Year…in One More Month!

After careful consideration, reviewing all of the reputable reports from the land of Israel, and in discussion with the beit din of the elders of our online congregation, we at Hoshana Rabbah have concluded that the barely in the land of Israel is not yet abib/aviv and that we have, approximately one more month until the new biblical year begins. So put your dust pans and whisk brooms away. You have another month of spring cleaning and deleavening your homes!

Although several messianic ministries have declared the barley in the land of Israel to be abib, the evidence they have produced is either based on non-biblical criteria, or they have failed to produce actual photos of barley grains in the abib state as the Bible requires and as practiced by ancient Judaism. Thus we reject their findings.

One reputable and scholarly Jewish man in the land of Israel did ostensibly find abib barley in the hot Jordon River Valley, but this barley was located a a short distance from a paved highway. The highway’s pavement reflects heat to the adjacent barley and due to the greenhouse effect, this barley appears to have ripened ahead of all of its nearby neighbors as well as all the other barley throughout the land of Israel (see photos below). Obviously paved highways did not exist in biblical times. Based on this evidence, we cannot conclude that the barley is abib in the land of Israel, and thus we have one more month to go until the biblical new year begins.

Below are links the two reputable sources that this ministry relies on for conducting Bible-based abib barley searches.

The first one is Hebrew In Israel by Yoel Halevi at https://www.facebook.com/HaleviTeacher. Yoel and his team determined the barley not to be abib.

In the picture of the barley along the highway on Yoel’s FaceBook page, you will notice that the barley adjacent to the road appears to be abib, while as you move away from the highway, it appears to be more green (not abib).

The second one is Devorah Gordon at https://www.facebook.com/datetree.

Devorah and her team examined eight barley fields throughout the land of Israel and documented the state of the barley as you can see. She also determined that the barely was not abib.

And there you have it.

So happy biblical new year in about a month!