Feast of Unleavened Bread Studies

Passover and LeavenIn Nehemia Gordon's Study, Passover and Leaven, he explains that in the Tanakh the word Passover refers to the sacrifice, and has only later come to refer to the holiday. He also shares an age old debate regarding leaven. Nicholas wrote: "Thanks Nehemia for helping me and many others to see how certain things were to be performed."

In Nehemia Gordon's Study, When was the Passover Sacrifice Brought, learn when the lamb was slaughtered, the meaning of "between the two evenings", and proof the sacrifice was always eaten on the first evening of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. John wrote: “I made a long and very thorough study of Ben ha’arabayim. I agree with you.”

Passover Special EpisodeIn this episode of Hebrew Voices, Passover Special, Nehemia Gordon discusses the Passover sacrifice, how to commemorate it today, and the meaning of "leaven" on Passover. Michael wrote: “Thank you for this timely instruction!”

In this episode of Hebrew Voices, Was the Last Supper a Passover Seder, Nehemia Gordon speaks with Prof. Shaye Cohen of Harvard University. They give an overview of the Passover sacrifice from Biblical times up until the destruction of the Temple and how that evolved into the modern-day Passover Seder, and use this as a foundation for looking at the nature of the Last Supper in the New Testament. Gregg wrote: "Great episode! I listened to it twice already... I always appreciate your insights and work. I like this professor Cohen, he sounds like a funny guy and very informative. YEHOVAH bless you and keep you both!"

An Early Christian PassoverIn this episode of Hebrew Voices, An Early Christian Passover, Nehemia Gordon continues his fascinating discussion with Prof. Shaye Cohen of Harvard University. In this episode they focus on a Christian Church Father named Melito of Sardis, who in the second century, wrote a prayer service or sermon, for a Christian Passover. This lead them to discuss the differences and similarities between Easter, Pascha and Passover, what each commemorated, and when each of these holidays were observed by different historical groups.

In this episode of Hebrew Voices, From Slavery to Freedom, Nehemia Gordon speaks with world-renowned rabbi and psychiatrist, Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski. In this episode Rabbi Twerski shares how to break the chains of spiritual slavery to attain true freedom, why he goes to Alcoholics Anonymous even though he never drank, and how he saved a man's life by getting a dispensation from the Pope.  Leah wrote: "Thank you, Nehemia. That was awesome and inspiring! …I always learn so much from your teachings and discussions. You’re a huge blessing. Thank you again."

In this episode of Hebrew Voices, How Long Were the Israelites in Egypt, Nehemia Gordon tackles the age-old conundrum of how to count 400 years. Robert wrote: “Nehemia’s clarification makes the 400-year timeline much more plausible. Thank you Nehemia, for your diligence in 'rightly dividing the word of truth'. Your love for the scriptures really shines through.”

In this Support Team Study, Passover Letters from the Elephantine Papyri, Nehemia Gordon concludes his conversation with Prof. Bezalel Porten, by delving into a series of Jewish letters written in southern Egypt in the 5th century BCE. They discover that the earliest reference to Passover outside the Bible is an Aramaic letter dealing with the same problem we face today: when to do Passover! They also look at evidence of Gentiles in ancient Egypt who kept the Sabbath in fulfillment of Isaiah's prophecy.

In this Support Team Study, Pesach Feast of Protection, Nehemia Gordon deciphers the ancient Hebrew meaning of the word "Passover". He starts out looking at how the word Pesach is used in the Bible and compares this with how it is interpreted by ancient Jewish sources. Nehemia comes to the shocking conclusion that "Passover" is actually a mistranslation! Penny wrote: "Wow Nehemia… wow!... I am just in awe. In awe of your research and your ability and willingness to share. Thank you! About to listen for a second time."

In this Support Team Study, Guess Who’s Coming to Seder, I share my life-changing encounter with the Prophet Elijah, my mother’s "numinous" experience on the Temple Mount, and the revelation I had about “Judah”ism. Rusty wrote: "Wow, Guess Who's Coming to Seder was incredible…. Thank you for speaking your heart.”

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  • Daniel Paul K says:

    A different meaning for the last supper.

    On the Festival of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, Jesus took
    bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is
    my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” Luke.22:1,19.
    By breaking the bread and distributing it to his disciples and asking
    them to do it in his remembrance, Jesus was instructing Jews to
    remember the destruction of Israel and scattering of Jews all over
    the earth. Jesus wanted the Jew must always remember that he is a
    piece of broken Israel. Here, like Moses who instituted the Passover
    to remember the liberation of Jews from Egypt, Jesus instituted
    breaking of bread to remember the destruction of Israel until its
    restoration. Jesus told the Jews the real Passover, Moses instituted,
    will be celebrated in Israel only after its restoration. Mt.26:29. In a
    sense celebrating the Passover became meaningless when Jews lost
    their kingdom and freedom. That is why Jesus instituted the breaking
    of bread to remember the destruction of Israel. Jesus wanted the Jew
    must always remember that he is a piece of broken Israel, of course,
    Jews didn’t obey Jesus, but they found another way to remember the
    destruction of Israel. The Jewish groom breaks a glass under his foot after the wedding (page 81 -Isreal is the messiah)

  • Dawn says:

    I would love to do these studies