Torah Pearls #46 – Eikev (Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25)

Torah Pearls - Eikev, 40 days, 40 nights, abominations, arrogance, awesome, bees, Birkat HaMazon, blessing, blot out, Circumcised heart, collective blessing, cows, curse, cursed thing, eikev, fasting, first person, God of gods, gods, golden calf, grace, grace after a meal, hornet, idolatry, Jesus quotes Torah, Karaism, karaite, Karaites, land flowing with milk and honey, meal, Moses intervened for Aaron, name, on the heels of, plagues, Prophecy, search scriptures, seven species, staple crops of Israel, tablets, tablets of stone, Ten Commandments, Tetragrammaton, Torah, Torah Pearls, walking the landIn this episode of The Original Torah PearlsEikev (Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25), using language, history, context and common sense, Nehemia Gordon provides insight into Hebrew slang as well as certain words from the portion, including “because,” “disease,”  and “hornet.” The question of when to say grace leads the trio to discuss the powerful implications of lifelong learning—“little by little.” Johnson relates how Jesus’ intimacy with the books of Moses draws him to the Torah. The trio answers: What Hebrew word describes both “God” and “desert?” Does God set time limits on wickedness? What things are abominable? What is the danger of arrogance? Who hewed? And who wrote? Gordon discusses the irony that scripture and Jewish tradition consider the blotting out of a name to be a curse. And in contrast to the practice of only using the Tetragrammaton, Gordon reads Deuteronomy 10:17 in Hebrew to reveal the alliterative beauty of the verse and the power unleashed when the great, mighty and awesome name is spoken.

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9 thoughts on “Torah Pearls #46 – Eikev (Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25)

  1. How brilliant that Nechemyahu brought up Yimach Shemu Uzichro “may his name be blotted out” @ 1:06:26. The messiah’s Name literally has been referred to as the short form Yeshu [Yod Shin Vav] by rabbinic & talmudic sources for over a thousand years. Call me a tinfoilhat wearing conspiracy theorist, but the acronym in Hebrew for Yimach Shemu Uzichro is literally the aramaic name the talmud refers to our Messiah as…

  2. I love how you guys dig into the Scriptures – and connect dots I never even knew existed 🙂 I’ve learned so much from the Karaites and their approach to Scripture. Thank you for the awesome journey you walk in the Truth of His word. Much Shalom!

  3. God entrusted humanity with free will – a freedom inextricably entwined with cause/effect natural order accountability and equitable justice that governs the cosmos. God neither violates freedom nor dictates choices; He spoke divine wisdom to impart truth and dispel ignorance.

    God’s spoken commands inform, correct, direct, perfect, protect, and clearly delineate the blessings of obedience and consequences (curses) of disobedience so we can make wise choices.

    His first recorded command to humanity also demonstrated love. God never withholds good from those who walk in truth; among the many trees in Eden, only the harmful tree was off-limits.

  4. Nehemiah Keith and Jono, I do look forward to your weekly teachings. You have given me a greater thirst to understand the scriptures from a Hebrew point of view, after migrating about a year ago from being Mainstream Christian to a firm follower of Yeshua. Now I am in search of a good bible that has not been distorted during the translation process. I have downloaded your videos on “Open Door”. Listened to Part one and two already. I have bought Nehemiah’s book on Shattering the Conspiracy of Silence and The naming of Jesus in Hebrew Matthew, then went on to buy “Hebrew Matthew”. I have learned a lot since I started listening to you guys and I have such joy exploring the scriptures. Now my desire is to learn my Redeemer’s language. I love the way it sounds. Been practicing to say “The Our Father”. Just wish I can be as fortunate as you Keith to find a Nehemiah in my life to help me personally. But Yah knows my heart and I know He will provide.Thumbs up to you guys.

    ‘Y’varekh’kha ADONAI v’yishmerekha. [May ADONAI bless you and keep you.] Ya’er ADONAI panav eleikha vichunekka. [May ADONAI make his face shine on you and show you his favor.] Yissa ADONAI panav eleikha v’yasem l’kha shalom. [May ADONAI lift up his face toward you and give you peace.]’

  5. Revelation 22: 1 Next the angel showed me the river of the water of life, sparkling like crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2 Between the main street and the river was the Tree of Life producing twelve kinds of fruit, a different kind every month; and the leaves of the tree were for healing the nations – 3 no longer will there be any curses.

  6. The idea of the healing plants by the waters coming from the temple as “cultured plants” is interesting. May we come to have more wisdom about what plants we choose to “culture” and how.
    I’m finding a blessing in the “thorns and thistles” that Yehowah told us in Bereshiyt would spring up “for you.” The high-sulphur “weeds” are valuable plants for healing, whether in substantive or microdoses.
    It fascinates me that MSM (organic sulphur) is a beautiful pain killer. When Yehovah brought the Israelites out of Egypt, He told them to eat “bitter herbs.” I’m guessing that the people were experiencing some pain from the hard life they’d been living. Yehovah gave them a dose of pain-killer before asking them to run.

  7. This was such a good ‘Pearl’. I appreciate everyone’s participation, Nehemia, Jono and Keith. So many wonderful revelations ……….

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