In this episode of Prophet Pearls, Nehemia Gordon and Keith Johnson discuss the Prophets portion of Bechukotai covering Jeremiah 16:19-17:14. Gordon and Johnson discuss the lies that Jeremiah refers to and who inherited them—including the biggest lie of all—the deception concerning God’s name. Gordon addresses Hebrew plural endings and answers the question of every Hebrew 1 student: Why is “Elohim” not always plural?
Word studies include “shmitah/let go” and how Jeremiah intentionally contrasted its use to reflect both cause and effect. The word-of-the-week is at the heart of Gordon’s ministry: makor (mem-koof-vav-reish)—living water, source of strength.
In closing, Gordon shares how his views have changed over the past decade regarding the concept of “salvation” and prayed the words of Jeremiah for both physical and spiritual healing and salvation.
"To You nations shall come from the ends of the earth and say: Our fathers inherited utter delusions, things that are futile and worthless." Jeremiah 16:19
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Artwork for this week's episode is a painting by Mara Hofmann, artist.