Bringing In The Harvest: A Study of The Gospel
by Tim Hegg
The Hebrew Word Group בּשַָׂר and בּשְׂ רָה (basar/besorah)
The basic meaning of the verb בּשַָׂר (basar) is “to bring news.” The context must determine whether the news is considered “good” or “bad.” The verb is found 24 times in the Tanach, while the noun, בּשְׂ רָה (besorah) is found 6 times.
In 1 & 2Samuel, and 1Kings, the use of the word group is generally used simply to describe runners or messengers bringing news, e.g., coming from the battlefield with new of victory or defeat, etc. (1 Sam 4:17; 31:9; 2 Sam 1:20; 4:10; 18:19–20, 26, 31; 1 Kings 1:42)
It is in the prophets, and particularly Isaiah, where the verb and its cognate noun take on a theological perspective… Read More
The Dividing Wall in Ephesians 2:14
What is It? Who Made It? How was It Broken Down?
by Tim Hegg
Many people interpret Ephesians 2:14 as teaching that the Torah was done away with so that Jew and non-Jew could be “one new man” in Yeshua. Is this what Paul was teaching? This paper looks at the context, the grammar, and the words of the text in order to properly interpret the passage.
This Week’s Parashah:
One Year Torah Reading Cycle:
Nitzavim – you are standing
Torah: Deu 29:10-30:20
Haftarah: Is 61:10-63:9
Apostolic: Joh 15:1-11
Three Year Torah Reading Cycle:
Torah: Ex 10:1-12:12
Haftarah: Is 19:1-17
Apostolic: Jn 1:29-34