A (Hidden) Message in the Middle of the Torah

Leviticus 10:16, Diligently sought or inquired insistently (ASET). According to one Jewish tradition, these two words are the exact halfway mark of the words of the Torah. “This is to teach us that the entire Torah revolves around constant inquiry. One must never stop studying and seeking deeper and broader understanding of the Torah” (The ArtScroll Vayikra/Leviticus Commentary, p. 159).

How many times have you read a passage in the Word of Elohim many times only to receive a fresh revelation or to find a new nugget of understanding? This is because the Word of Elohim is spiritually alive! (Heb 4:12; John 14:25–26; 16:13; also Ps 119:30; Isa 55:11.)

It must be noted that other Jewish traditions place the center of the Torah in other passages as well. (These options are discussed in The Babylonian Talmud, Kiddushin 30a.) 

Study to shew thyself approved unto Elohim, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (2 Tim 2:15)


1 thought on “A (Hidden) Message in the Middle of the Torah

  1. Shalom All

    Perhaps our wondrous Father does it in layers as we couldn’t stand having all the “old man” overcome at once and He in kindness also allows recovery when He has stripped a layer or two away from our misunderstanding & lack of appreciation of His truth. He allows us to have the new reality firmed up as the Spirit Man’s skin is revealed more and more on the outside of our lives. Be blessed. FJ

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