Hebrew Voices #14 – The Name Yeshua in Ancient Babylon (Rebroadcast)

The Yeshua Tablet at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem. The 4th line mentions a Judean Exile named Yeshua, written in Cuneiform as Ya-chu-u-shu-u. In this episode of Hebrew VoicesThe Name Yeshua in Ancient Babylon, Nehemia Gordon heads to Mt. Scopus for a chat with Dr. Uri Gabbay, a professor at The Hebrew University. Their dialog concerns the history, languages and cultures of ancient Mesopotamia and culminates in a newly discovered cuneiform tablet bearing the name of a Judean exile by the name of Yeshua. Continue reading

Prophet Pearls #36 – Beha’alotecha (Zechariah 2:10[2:14]-4:7)

Seven branch menorah.In this episode of Prophet Pearls, Nehemia Gordon and Keith Johnson discuss the Prophets portion of Beha'alotecha covering Zechariah 2:10[2:14]-4:7. Gordon and Johnson bring their best scholarship along with their best guesses to decipher Joshua’s emotive vision of the angel of the Lord, a satan, a stone with seven eyes, a gold lamp-stand, two olive trees and a brand plucked from fire. Continue reading

Torah Pearls #36 – Beha’alotecha (Numbers 8:1-12:16)

Torah Pearls BehaalotechaIn this episode of The Original Torah PearlsBehaalotecha (Numbers 8:1-12:16), where are the teaching priests today? Move with the cloud – what was the purpose of the trumpets? Quail and “the graves of lust” – was the mixed multitude framed? Why did Miriam, and not Aaron, suffer the consequences of speaking against Moses? Also, listen to Nehemia as he highlights God’s grace during the 2nd month Passover of Hezekiah in 2 Chronicles 30! Continue reading

Preview of The Great ‘I AM’ Revealed

In this special Preview of Support Team Study, The Great I AM Revealed, Nehemia Gordon leaves Hebrew Masoretic manuscripts behind and goes back to the basics of the Hebrew language. In this study Nehemia explains how the ‘I AM’ passage in Exodus 3:14 teaches us the meaning of God's holy Name. We will see how the great ‘I AM’ was understood by ancient Jews and how this is the key to deciphering both the meaning of YHVH and its pronunciation. Lynell wrote: “Fascinating study on The Great 'I am' Revealed. Nehemia Gordon presents empirical evidence rather than theory concerning the name of God. He dispels myths and Facebook made-up Hebrew to reveal the name of Yehovah. Considerable evidence presented with logical thought make this a lecture not to be missed.” The full in-depth teaching is available here. Continue reading

The Great ‘I AM’ Revealed

In this Support Team Study, The Great I AM Revealed, Nehemia Gordon leaves Hebrew Masoretic manuscripts behind and goes back to the basics of the Hebrew language. In this study Nehemia explains how the ‘I AM’ passage in Exodus 3:14 teaches us the meaning of God's holy Name. We will see how the great ‘I AM’ was understood by ancient Jews and how this is the key to deciphering both the meaning of YHVH and its pronunciation. Lynell wrote: “Fascinating study on The Great 'I am' Revealed. Nehemia Gordon presents empirical evidence rather than theory concerning the name of God. He dispels myths and Facebook made-up Hebrew to reveal the name of Yehovah. Considerable evidence presented with logical thought make this a lecture not to be missed.” Continue reading

Prophet Pearls #35 – Naso (Judges 13:2-25)

Prophet Pearls Naso, angel, Yehovah, Judges, Nehemia Gordon, Keith Johnson, Prophets, Samson, Torah portion, vow, Nazarite, Nazir, unclean, Palestine, Palestinian, hoshiah, to save, Manoah, religious, Zorah, Tanakh, torah pearlsIn this episode of Prophet Pearls, Nehemia Gordon and Keith Johnson discuss the Prophets portion of Naso covering Judges 13:2-25. This portion concerns the birth of Samson and corresponds to the Torah portion which includes the vow of the Nazarite or "Nazir." Gordon explains what made Samson unique as a Nazir as well as different meanings for “unclean.” We learn the history of the name Palestine as well as the “Palestinian” people. Continue reading

Torah Pearls #35 – Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89)

Naso (Num 4:21-7:89) - The Original Torah Pearls - NehemiasWall.comThis episode of The Original Torah Pearls, Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89), Nehemia Gordon shares a peak into his book Shattering the Conspiracy of Silence: The Hebrew Power of the Priestly Blessing Unleashed. What is holy water used for? Can the Law of Jealousy be explained? Was Yeshua a Nazarite? In Numbers 7:89 who is “he” and who is “him”? All this and more in this week’s Torah Pearls! Continue reading

Prophet Pearls #34 – Bamidbar (Hosea 1:10-2:20[2:1-22])

Prophet Pearls Bamidbar, betroth, Yehovah, Hosea, Nehemia Gordon, Keith Johnson, Prophets, Northern Kingdom, Jezreel, Jeroboam, Gomer, prostitute, Lo-ruhamah, Lo-ammi, Israel, syncretism, hishbati, aras, symbolic, spiritual, Torah, torah portion, torah pearlsIn episode of Prophet Pearls, Nehemia Gordon and Keith Johnson discuss the Prophets portion of Bamidbar covering Hosea 1:10-2:20 [2:1-22]. Gordon and Johnson begin by establishing a place and time: The Northern Kingdom, its capital Jezreel and the days of Jeroboam II. Enter Hosea, a prophet who offers his whole life as a witnessing tool, his wife Gomer the prostitute, their children: Jezreel, Lo-ruhamah (Not Pitied), and Lo-ammi (Not My People). We learn that the rebuke to Gomer/Israel for “adorning herself with jewelry” is an example of the dangers of syncretism—the spiritual mixing of seed (see link below). Word studies include “hishbati / I will cause to cease” and its root shin-bet-tav and “aras / I will betroth you” with its symbolic spiritual meaning. Gordon and Johnson close by discussing the legalities of betrothal in the Torah as well as the wonderment of being eternally betrothed. Continue reading

Torah Pearls #34 – Bamidbar (Numbers 1:1-4:20)

bamidbar, camel, currency, emblems, jono , keith johnson, levi, levites, money, redeemed, redeemer, shaddai, shlamazel, shlameel, shlumazel, shlumiel, standards, twelve tribes, torah pearls, numbers, nehemia gordon, torah portion, gamaliel, yehovah, Torah Pearls BamidbarIn this episode of The Original Torah Pearls Bamidbar, (Numbers 1:1-4:20), we talk about the meaning of the terms Bamidbar and Shaddai, decipher the names Schlemiel and Schlimazel, and uncover the the secret of Hasenpfeffer Incorporated. We also explore the questions: Who is the mysterious Gamaliel in the Book of Numbers? Is there a problem with the numbers in Numbers? What are the emblems and standards of the twelve tribes? Why is it that the tribe of Levi is selected? How does currency and money differ? What does it mean to be the redeemed of Yehovah? The answers to all this and more in this week’s Torah Pearls! Continue reading