May 7-8, 2013
If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill.
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Those who have returned to this Web site a number of times have no doubt noticed that new items have not been added for a long time! But to quote Bob Dylan, "The times they are a changin"! You will notice a new menu selection, "Future of Israel." As of 4-15-2013, three articles are already posted there and more are coming. In addition, I plan soon to have new material in the menu selection, "Messiah in the Tanakh." Please check back regularly, and drop me an email anytime.
The purpose of this Web site is to present in-depth studies of Messianic passages in the Hebrew Scriptures (the Tanakh). But do we represent Judaism or Christianity? That's a fair question. We do, in fact, believe that Yeshua (Jesus) is the Messiah of Israel. If you are Jewish and do not believe that, perhaps you would be interested in reading the studies from the Tanakh presented here. What is the evidence that Yeshua is King Messiah? Read it and decide.
We do not ask you to "convert" to Christianity. The message of the Prophets to the people of Israel was always, "Return to the Lord your God!" But we do ask you to commit yourself to the Tanakh, Israel's holy Scriptures, the word of God. Then we encourage you to follow where Moses and the Prophets lead you. If after reading the papers on this Web site, the word of God leads you to believe that Yeshua is HaMashiach (the Messiah), then commit your life to him, for as the name Yeshua (Hebrew meaning "Yahweh saves") implies, he came to save his people from their sins.
This is a new Web site. Keep looking for new papers and please be patient. Comments and questions are always welcome.
Early in the life of this Web site, we put out the first four chapters of David Baron's commentary on Isaiah 53. We are now continuing that project and have just posted chapter 5. (April 26, 2013)
A star will come out of Jacob,
A scepter will rise out of Israel. (Numbers 24:17)
But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
though you are small among the clans of Judah,
out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel,
whose origins are from of old, from ancient times. (Micah 5:2)
A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;
from his roots a Branch will bear fruit...
In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples;
The nations will rally to him, and his place of rest will be glorious. (Isaiah 11:1, 10)
See, my servant will act wisely;
he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted.
Just as there were many who were appalled at him--
his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any man
and his form marred beyond human likeness--
so will he sprinkle many nations,
and kings will shut their mouths because of him....
He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
and like a root out of dry ground....
But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities...
We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
the iniquity of us all....
Yet it was the LORD's will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
and though the LORD makes his life a guilt offering,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand.
(Isaiah 52:13-15, 53:2,5-6,10)
The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor
and the day of vengeance of our God. (Isaiah 61:1)
Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion!
Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem!
See, your king comes to you,
righteous and having salvation,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey. (Zechariah 9:9)
"He who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep."
Watch an inspiring video that shows scenes of modern Israel as you listen to "HaTikvah," the beautiful and haunting national anthem of the State of Israel. Click here for the HaTikvah video.
David Baron on Isaiah 53
Contrast the Ancient and Modern Jewish Interpretations
Robert Culver on Isaiah 53
The Sufferings and the Glory of the Lord's Righteous Servant
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