How my Obsession with Truth led me to Hebrew Matthew

In this video I do a little arithmetic to determine how long the Israelites were enslaved (18:58), share how my obsession with truth led me to explore Hebrew Matthew (32:40), and what it takes to restore the Biblical calendar (1:02:28). I look forward to reading your comments below.

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  • Eloisa Wooten says:

    What a Joy to learn truth!!! Thank you, Michael & Nehemiah for your dedication & hard work for The Most High G-d!

  • Sharri Mueller says:


    Exodus 12:40 Now the time that the children of Israel sojourned in Egypt (and Canaan) was four hundred and thirty years.

    (years hundred four and years thirty)

    Notice that “years” in Hebrew is included twice in this sentence. The following is the explanation that we do not see in English.

    ME’AM LO’EZ, TORAH ANTHOLOGY VOL. 5, in a commentary on this discrepancy it is reported that the word for “years” can also have the meaning of a “cycle of years”. A Shimitah Cycle is seven years (we know it as a Sabbatical). When the verse is correctly interpreted it reads:
    Thirty cycles and four hundred years

    This then solves the contradiction. Thirty Shimitah cycles equals two hundred and ten years, which we can calculate from the Scriptures is the time the children of Israel were actually in Egypt.

    The next question arises, but, “the children of Israel dwelt (sojourned) in Egypt four hundred and thirty years.”

    Masoretic Text recorded a note that a change had been made: “and Canaan” had been left out. Samaritan Pentateuch and the Septuagint read “Egypt and Canaan”.

    (Corroborating evidence is the verse recorded in the Samaritan Pentateuch and the Greek Septuagint :

    LXE Exodus 12:40 And the sojourning of the children of Israel, while they sojourned in the land of Egypt and the land of Chanaan, was four hundred and thirty years.)

    A better translation then would be:

    Exodus 12:40 Now the time that the children of Israel sojourned in Egypt and Canaan was four hundred years including thirty (Shimitah) cycles. (30 X 7= 210 years, the years lived in Egypt)

    The children of Israel were sojourners in the land of Canaan then Egypt, followed by the time of bondage. This then harmonizes with the rest of Scripture.

    However, ME’AM LO’EZ, then offers a second meaning from “some authorities” of the thirty years. Traditions die hard!

    “The thirty years also means that the Covenant of the Halves, Beresheet (Genesis.15), occurred thirty years before the birth of Isaac”.

    This cannot be. Scripture tells us Abram did not arrive in Canaan before he was seventy-five. The Covenant of the Halves occurred after coming into the land.

    Genesis 12:4 So Abram departed as YHVH had spoken to him and Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran.

    Isaac was born when Abraham was one hundred years old. He was not yet in the land of Promise thirty years prior to the birth of Isaac when he was 70.

    • Lauran-Daniel says:

      Most interesting. I need to do reasearch on this.

    • Nice research. Thanks for sharing.

  • Great works, Nehemia. God has given you a wonderful talent and knowledge of the Hebrew language. When will you give us the correct translation of the Hebrew Matthew??

  • Andrea says:

    Thank you for teaching I love how honest and dedicate to Yahweh you are!