Prophet Pearls #3 – Lech Lecha (Isaiah 40:27-41:16)

Lech lecha (Isaiah 40:27-41:16)This week Nehemia Gordon and Keith Johnson discuss the Prophets portion for Lech Lecha, covering Isaiah 40:27-41:16. As Isaiah spoke consolation to invaded Israel, Gordon and Johnson console the listener with the deep wells contained in the original Hebrew—nuances that bring even greater comfort from the promises of the Creator. Word studies include: “renewed” strength, “first and last,” “righteousness,” and “eternity”—with the significance of its second root. Gordon and Johnson consider the options concerning “who stirred up from the east” and discuss how the ancient Israelites knew who was speaking in this Portion’s fast-paced dialog. Gordon concludes with the comforting news implied by the winnowing process—not all nations will be carried away.

"For I, Yehovah your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, 'Fear not, I will help you.'" Isaiah 41:13

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18 thoughts on “Prophet Pearls #3 – Lech Lecha (Isaiah 40:27-41:16)

  1. Shalom, gentlemen! When I hear the verse referring to Him coming from the East, I’m reminded He says that He is the bright and morning star(which comes from the East).

  2. Shabbat Shalom Mister Gordon,
    I´m listening to the 3rd Episode of Prophet Pearls and heard you speaking about how many translations there are of “The Greek Jesus vs. The Hebrew Yeshua”, but i heard nothing about a German translation. My Question is: Is there a German translation?
    If not, i already started to translate your book into German, but i need some help with integrating the Hebrew with punctuations in the Text, maybe you even know somebody who can print and publish it.
    If yes, please write me back, so I can promote the book and stop translating it 😉
    I appreciate your work.

    May Jehova bless you and keep you,

    Marcel Menard

  3. Greetings:

    A quick observation, which I wouldn’t mind hearing your thoughts Nehemiah. Abram does not accept the spoils from the King of Sodom, but does accept the … “restitution” … if that’s what it can be called… from the Egyptians.

    Is it because the scenario is different? One the king (of Sodom) is trying to better himself (and I suppose his god) over the King of Salem, where as the King of Egypt was just saying “sorry we did this to you”.

  4. That makes a lot of sense there Nehemia, for these Rabbis, and people who learn the torah actually know to (shema), for Yehovah’s word is the biggest treasure in all the earth which kings search out and have it written on our hearts.

  5. I do love you reading the Hebrew. And I agree with Keith you do it nice and slowly so I can follow even though I only know a few words of Hebrew. Thanks you guys for doing these. I learn so much from it.

  6. I just love you two guys together again SO MUCH! It was quite touching to hear Nehemia’s testimony about hitting the proverbial wall. What i dislike SO much in apologetics/anti missionary content is totally absent from the work you two do together. I am so gratefull you went to china to get “rechargable batteries”!! Also, I’m goin out on a limb here, but i declare that to be the best prophet pearls of all time. Thus far. YHVH bless your ministry and all those who are helping it to grow!

      • On lech lecha when you were talking about the East being Abraham. Reminds me of when Turkey in Syria will have thier back to the great sea and they face the sea to the east. My take on this was the sea to the east is the Caspian sea. With either russian or china troops against them. I have question on a scripiture Gen.6:3 could this verse mean 6,000-6,049 years. 120 jubilees means at least 120 however not 121 jubilees correct? The current year is 6,026 from Gen. 2:7 or year 11,993 from Gen.1:1. So this is Ha’Satan’s scripture YAH CALENDER pope calender Year ADAM breath of life

        GEN.1:1 YEAR 1 9981 B.C.E. (5967)
        GEN.1:5 DAYONE 1000 8981 B.C.E. (4967)
        GEN.1:8 DAYTWO 2000 7981 B.C.E. (3967)
        GEN.1:13 DAYTHREE 3000 6981 B.C.E. (2967)
        GEN.1:19 DAYFOUR 4000 5981 B.C.E. (1967)
        GEN.1:23 DAYFIVE 5000 4981 B.C.E. (967)
        GEN.1:31-2:1 DAYSIX 6000 3981 B.C.E. 33
        GEN.2:2-3 SABBATH 6001 3980 B.C.E. 34
        1ST SABBATH 1ST BLESSED THE 7TH DAY THEN SANCTIFIED THE 7TH DAY FOLLOW ELOHIM’S
        INSTRUCTIONS (MEANS THE TORAH) REST DIRECTIONS OR NOT TO ENTER ELOHIM DAY OF REST
        GEN.2:7 ADAM 5967 4014 B.C.E. 1
        GEN.2:21-25 EVE 5968 4013 B.C.E. 2
        GEN.3:6 SIN 6024 3957 B.C.E. 57
        GEN.3:21 SACRAFICE 6024 BY ELOHIM 3957 B.C.E. 57
        GEN.4:1 CAIN&ABLE 6037 BORN 3944 B.C.E. 70
        GEN.4:8 ABLE DIES 6067 3914 B.C.E. 100
        GEN.4:25 SETH 6097 3884 B.C.E. 130
        GEN.4:26 ENOS 6202 3779 B.C.E. 235
        GEN.5:2 IN THE DAY WHEN THEY WERE CREATED? PROOF DAY IS NOT 24 HOURS
        GEN.5:3 SETH 6097 3884 B.C.E. 130
        GEN.5:5 ADAM DIED 6897 3084 B.C.E. 930
        GEN.5:6 ENOS 6202 3779 B.C.E. 235
        GEN.5:9 CAINAN 6292 3689 B.C.E. 325
        GEN.5:12 MAHALALEEL 6362 3619 B.C.E. 395
        GEN.5:15 JARED 6427 3554 B.C.E. 460
        GEN.5:18 ENOCH 6589 3392 B.C.E. 622
        GEN.5:21 METHUSELAH 6654 3327 B.C.E. 687
        GEN.5:25 LAMECH 6841 3140 B.C.E. 874+56=930
        LAMECH BORN 56 YEARS BEFORE DEATH OF ADAM
        GEN.5:23-24 6954 3027B.C.E. 987-57=930
        ENOCH LIVED 365 YEARS ELOHIM TOOK HIM 57 YEARS AFTER ADAM DIED
        GEN.5:28 7023 2958 B.C.E. 1,056
        NOAH BORN 600 YEAR COVENANT BEGINNING FOR ADAM?
        GEN.5:32 7523 2458 B.C.E. 1,556
        GEN.6:3 MY SPIRIT WILL NOT STRIVE MAN FLESH. 120 JUBILEES=50YRS PER-TIME=6049 YEARS MAX.
        GEN.6:18 COVENANT “I WILL ESTABLISH” WITH NOAH.
        GEN. 7525-8125 2456 B.C.-1856 B.C.E. 1,558-2,158
        SHEM 600 YEAR COVENANT BEGINS SON BORN 2 YRS AFTER FLOOD
        GEN.7:11 7623 2358 B.C.E. 1,656
        THE 600TH YEAR OF NOAH 2ND MONTH 17TH DAY FLOOD BEGAN ENDS ADAMS 600 YR. COVENANT?
        GEN.9:28-29 7973 2008 B.C.E. 2,006
        NOAH DIED 2 YEARS BEFORE ABRAHAM’S BIRTH
        GEN.11:27-12:4 7975 2006 B.C.E. 2,008
        ABRAHAM’S BIRTH 2 YEARS AFTER NOAH DIED. ABRAHAM’S 600 YEAR COVENANT BEGAN ACTS 7:4
        GEN.11:10-32 7525-8050 2456 B.C.-1931 B.C.E. 1,558-2,083
        SHEM-TERAH DIED 205-75=TERAH’S AGE 130 SAME AS ADAM’S WAS 70 THE YEAR ABLE WAS BORN?
        DID ABLE DIE WHEN ADAM WAS 100? FOLLOWING ELOHIM AGE 56 OR 57 OR BOTH? AGE ENDED?
        GEN.11:26-12.4 8050 1931 B.C.E. 2,083
        ELOHIM COVENANT OFFER ACCEPTED ABRAHAM & MOVED

        GEN.14:1-15:21 8061 1920 B.C.E. 2,094
        BEFORE 8061 COVENANT CUT BY MELCHIZEDEK. ALSO THE 400 YR PROPHECY & ALIEN & AFFLICTED
        & THE FORTH GENERATION BETWEEN FATHERS & SONS SHALL COME OUT WITH GREAT SUSTANCE
        GEN.15:13-18 THEN AFTER THE COVENANT VALIDATION THE “SEED” WILL BEGIN THE AMOUNT OF
        YEARS & THE 4 TIMES BETWEEN GENERATIONS PLUS 1 TIME BY THE LAST GENERATION 5X80=400.
        GEN.17:24 8074 1907 B.C.E. 2,107
        ABRAHAM WAS CIRCUMCISED AT AGE 99.
        GEN.21:5 8075 1906 B.C.E. 2,108
        ABRAHAM HAD ISAAC AT AGE 100.
        GEN.22:16-18 8105 1876 B.C.E. 2,138
        SACRIFICE VALIDATION OF COVENANT ACCEPTED BY ELOHIM. EXO.12:39-44 & GAL.3:6-19=430 YEARS
        MATCHES WITH JACOB’S BIRTH 30 YRS. AFTER VALIDATION GEN.12:2-3
        GEN.25:26 8135 1846 B.C.E. 2,168
        JACOB BORN ELOHIM COMPLETES COVENANT “SEED” FOR TIMES DAN.4:=7X80=560 ABRAM-MOSES
        GEN.29:34 8215 1766 B.C.E. 2,248
        LEVI BORN HAD KOHATH WHEN ENTERING EGYPT
        GEN.47:9 8265 1716 B.C.E. 2,298
        JACOB & FAMILY MOVE TO EGYPT FOR 270 YEARS TIME ALWAYS STARTS AT THE BEGINNING
        JACOB 130 YEARS OLD + 270 YEARS EGYPT= 400 YEARS
        EXO. 8265-8402 1716 B.C.-1579 B.C. E. 2,435 MAX.
        KOHATH BORN BY 8265 LATEST LIVED 137 YEARS DIED BY 2,435 LATEST
        EXO. 8365-8498 1616 B.C.-1483 B.C.E. 2,398-2,531
        AMRAM BORN 100 YEARS LATER REASON FOR HIS NAME? LIVED 133 YEARS
        EXO. 8455-8575 1526 B.C. -1406 B.C.E. 2,488-2608
        600 YEAR COVENANT OF ABRAHAM’S BIRTH ENDED AT MOSES DEATH 120 YEARS LATER 2608
        EXO. 8535 1446 B.C.E. 2,568
        EXODUS ALSO START OF 1ST TEMPLE FROM EGYPT 7X80=560 YEARS DAN.4:ALL 7 TIMES
        EXO.16:1 ON THE 15TH DAY OF THE 2ND MONTH AFTER LEAVING EGYPT.
        1KINGS 6:1&37 9015 966 B.C.E. 3,048
        SOLOMONS 2ND TEMPLE 4TH YEAR 2ND MONTH 4X120=480 YEARS 4 PATRIARCHS &1 ½ TIMES
        JERIMIAH 9375 606 B.C.E. 3,408
        MOVED THE CONTINUAL SACIFICE AWAY & THE ARK OF COVENANT @ THE RETREAT OF EGYPT FROM
        NORTHERN ISRAEL 1ST ATTACK. 1,290 YEARS
        DAN.12:11 10,665 685 C.E. 4,698
        THE ABOMINATION THAT DESOLATES SET UP = DOME OF THE ROCK 1,335 YEARS
        DAN.12:12 12,000 2020 C.E. 6,033
        BLESSED IS HE WHO WAITS AND REACHES1,335 DAYS GO ON TO THE END YOU SHALL REST AT
        END OF DAYS 12,001 2021 C.E. 6,034 DONE?
        BEGINNING OF THOUSAND YEAR REIGN
        REV. 12,007 2027 C.E. 6,040
        7 YEARS END TIMES & DAYS
        REV. 12,008 2028 C.E. 6,041
        DAY OF YEHOVAH

        1967 WAS 119TH JUBILEE
        2017 WILL BE THE 120TH JUBILEE
        2020 WILL BIND HA’SATAN FOR 1,000 YEARS FALSE PEACE TREATY 3 ½ YEARS?
        2023 TISHRI NEED TO CALL ON YEHOWAH. UP HOLD THE TORAH 2/3 OR ½ OF ISRAEL WILL DIE?
        WHEN WILL THE 1,300 SACRIFICES OCCUR STARTS WITH DAY ENDS WITH NIGHT? last week.

  7. Shalom,

    Isa 42:10 Sing unto the Lord a new song, [and] his praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.

    I do have a question,

    Why a new song? —- Does this imply that the song of Moses is in process of being replaced?

  8. Powerful exhortation! I found a scrap of paper here in Is 41 in my Tanak dated Dec 2008, with these words written in Hebrew: al tedog, ani azor lach, (my ulpan Hebrew!) Is 41: 10-13. I was like that, Nehemia, just so beat down, I had no physical or mental strength- I was barely walking around- that I really cried out to the Father over & over, WHAT can I do? What in the world am I going to do? What in the world will I do?? That night in my sleep, I heard, IN HEBREW, these words! Another reason that this is so exciting is that it was the first time I had a dream in HEBREW! and sure enough, I did go on, as here I am today and pretty much functioning! bezrat ha shem YHVH. We need to remind ourselves of what YHVH has brought us through, to exhort ourselves and keep going! It’s good to write things down, because we may think we will remember everything, but time passes, and we forget and maybe fall down into a mental hole again, so keep records of the goodness of God! Love and Shabbat shalom from Miri~

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