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Tsiyon Talmidim Program:
Since our current program deals with prophecy regarding Messiah's Talmidim, it seems to be the right time to tell you about our Tsiyon Talmidim training program. This program is available free to all Tsiyon Partners. Our Tsiyon Talmidim training program is unique, in that we do not teach according to either Greco-Romanized Christianity or Rabbinical Judaism as our guiding principle. We teach the Way of Righteousness followed by the righteous descendants of David, including such Nazareans as Yosef/Joseph ben David, Yochanan/John the Immerser, and of course, Y'shua Messiah and His Talmidim. To learn more, visit here.
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wonderful teachings of the remnant of Israel. I keep hearing about
discipleship training, I was wondering what that entails and where to
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"What version of the OT did Jesus preach?"
My friends and I
recently began meeting Wed nights for Bible study. We decided to start
with the basics: the validity of the Scriptures. Before we tackle the
NT, we wanted to research what version of the OT Jesus preached. It
seems there are three possibilities: the Pentateuch, the Hebrew Bible
(containing the Pentateuch), and the Septuagint (Greek translation of
the Hebrew Bible containing the Apocrypha). It was frustrating and
disappointing to see that there is almost no discussion of this
fundamental issue on the internet. I'm hoping you can share your views
with us via email or telephone.
Y'shua, like all first century Jews, used various versions of the Tanakh (or Tanach), the Hebrew Scriptures ("Old Testament"). These Jewish Scriptures consist of three divisions - the Torah and the Prophets and the Writings/Psalms.
The books of the Tanakh in each division are as follows:
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NOTE: There are only 24 books because some of the books are combined as compared to the Christian Bible.
Y'shua confirms His use of the Tanakh in its three divisions in these words: "These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled." (Luke 24:44)
Sometimes the entire Tanakh is also spoken of in the Gospels in two divisions, The Law and The Prophets, as in these verses: Matthew 5:17, 11:13, Luke 16:16, John 1:45.
Now to the Question: Did Y'shua/Jesus Use A Specific Tanakh version?
Three main versions of Scripture were available in those days. Y'shua quoted and freely paraphrased from all three versions.
1. The proto-Masoretic Hebrew text
2. The Greek Septuagint Translation
3. The Aramaic Targumim
Y'shua and His Talmidim/Disciples had various excellent Scripture versions and resources available to them and they were fully conversant in all of them and brought all of them into service of the Kingdom of Messiah. Likewise, we do well to use the best Scripture versions and resources available to us today in service of the Kingdom.
Thoughts from Eliyahu ben David:
If you have been following our teachings on Immanuel in Isaiah you likely have been struck with how different Isaiah's understanding of Messiah is from the "traditional" rabbinical view espoused today. Indeed, Targum Isaiah, from before the 1st century, proves conclusively that mainline Judaism once believed in and taught the divinity of Messiah! That means that the divinity of Messiah as taught in the Renewed Covenant Scriptures (NT) was not in the least out of synch with the standard teachings of Rabbinical Judaism of the first century, the only difference being that Y'shua was held to be Messiah by His Talmidim. Why was this divinity of Messiah teaching later abandoned by Rabbinical Judaism? Amazingly, the current situation of Rabbinical Judaism vis-à-vis the Talmidim of Messiah is directly prophesied in Isaiah! The implications of this prophecy for the returning remnant are profound. This is a life changer! Don't miss this!
Blessings and shalom in the name of Y'shua Messiah,
Eliyahu ben David
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