Prophet Pearls #9 – Vayeishev (Amos 2:6-3:8)

Prophet Pearls Vayeishev (Amos 2:6-3:8)In this week's episode of Prophet Pearls, Nehemia Gordon and Keith Johnson discuss the Prophet portion for Vayeishev, covering Amos 2:6-3:8. With seven rhetorical questions and a very straight stick, the shepherd prophet draws an unwavering line between cause and effect. Amos’s rebuke of those who “sell the righteous for silver” provides the connection to the Torah portion. But could the sins of Joseph’s older brothers have reaped a 20th century whirlwind? Gordon explains this controversial theory related to ancestral sin. Gordon and Johnson also take a look at Amos’s question of two people walking together. An accurate translation of “agreed” confirms the value of common ground while a faulty translation leads to rampant denominationalism. With cause and effect so tightly woven, we’re reminded that it is a sobering calling to minister the counsel of Adonai Yehovah to the world.

"A lion has roared! Who will not fear?  Lord Yehovah has spoken! Who can but prophesy?" Amos 3:8

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8 thoughts on “Prophet Pearls #9 – Vayeishev (Amos 2:6-3:8)

  1. I noticed that, as the first verse of the prophet portion, with “they sold the righteous for silver”, hearkens back to Joseph; the final verse, with “the lion has roared…”, reminds me of Judah and the side story of him and Tamar. Coincidence?

  2. Love to relax listening to Hebrew Scriptures clarify truth that has been veiled now being discovered. Love even your laughter even when there’s a shade of different ways to see that is healthy..Love you guys .. Ruth Peterson from chilly Minnesota

  3. Shalom chaver sheli, atah mochan? Great חַבְרוּתָא (chavruta). I have two requests, if I may. Being a gentile, and a non speaker of the mother language, I would like if you could translate Hebrew titles of the Torah and Prophet Pearls. I listen to them while commuting, and it difficult for me to move on, because I get stuck trying to figure out what the Title means. The second question is, what the name of the (for a lack of a better term) Concordance you use during research. I truly believe you or Keith may have mentioned it, but I can’t for the life of seem to remember what it is called. Shalom Aleichem!

  4. Modern banking is far from biblical or righteous. Thank you for helping our Father to explain to us how things are supposed to work.

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