Torah Pearls #23 – Pekudei (Exodus 38:21-40:38)

Torah Pearls Pekudei, Exodus 38:21-40:38, Aaron, Aaronic, carbuncle, cohen, glory, Kohen, priest, priesthood, Priests, shechinah, Shechinat, shekhinah, Shekinah, Torah PearlsIn this episode of The Original Torah Pearls, Pekudeim (Exodus 38:21-40:38), We discuss how should we respond to the replication and/ or fabrication of Tabernacle items in places of meeting today? What on earth is “carbuncle”? The Aaronic Priesthood is the everlasting priesthood, so what exactly is a Kohen and is there another “order” of priests? Where is the “Shekinah Glory” today? All this and more in this week’s Torah Pearls!

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16 thoughts on “Torah Pearls #23 – Pekudei (Exodus 38:21-40:38)

  1. Very worthwhile listen. Thank you all so much. I too was very disappointed when told shekinah was not in the tnk but N.G. did a super job clearing that up. There is the word shakan (shin, cof, nun) which I can find in my Quickverse using Strongs #7931. is also very helpful. PLEASE keep up the good work, Sorry can’t donate quite yet as deeply in debt.

  2. OH! Nehemia! I am SO glad you mentioned that you don’t go to Synagogue much because of the traditional repetition… I have felt the same way about attending Christian church… it’s all so traditionally repetitive and there seems to be no real meaning to it… no SPIRIT in the place… and so much of traditional Christianity is built on pagan beliefs… it just does not set well with me to attend.
    I do, occasionally, like when the gentleman I am a caregiver to needs me to work on a Sunday and take him.
    I tried a Messianic group within driving distance of where I live but the leader, in conversation about God’s name, went so far as to say God doesn’t really have a name, there are titles we call Him but He has no name! I was too shocked to come back with “what about the NAME that is written 6828 times in the written Word?” I mean… this was the LEADER of the congregation!
    But even then I continued to try attending, but again, as with Christian Churches I was discouraged by the traditional religiosity and rituals with seemingly no movement of The Spirit flowing in and around the dwelling place or the hearts of the people.
    On the other hand, there is something to be said for routine… without routine to keep me in check for morning and evening scripture and devotional reading and my Shabbat time with you three… I would have slacked off it all together and would be further away from God as a result… within the past 10 months I have lost the 2 people who were like Mom and Dad to me… and been estranged from my daughter, depression has had me where my ‘want to’ has faded. I decided just this past week to get antidepressant script from my Dr. to help me over the hump… I experience the same kind of depression 13.5 tears ago when my husband passed away, so I knew what I needed.

    Thank you all for what you do to help us understand scripture better.

  3. I also really enjoyed the conversation toward the end concerning the Skekinah. Nehemia referenced a phrase from Rabbinical tradition in relation to this topic that triggered another verse for me …
    Matthew 18:20 For where two or three have been gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of them.
    The context relating to sin and judgment against one another, yet seemingly implying YHVH’s presence or influence in matters of concern where seeking His “guidance” or even “Torah” in these matters.

    Another point I find interesting is that this verse appears to be a quote. In looking at the previous verse, (Again I say to you, That if two of you will be in full agreement on earth concerning any circumstance that they should request for themselves, it will be done for them by my Father who is in heaven), it seems apparent that Yeshua is quoting in the following verse as from YHVH.

    I am not well enough studied to presume to know where any similar verse can be found in the Torah, yet I can’t help but see the imagery of the Tabernacle / Temple with the gathering of His people in His Name of which anyone might see all throughout scripture. Shalom!

  4. In reference to the earlier portion of the show speaking about the “mmeting places” dressing up portions to resemble the temple, I am reminded of Matthew 23. This whole chapter points out the hypocrisy surrounding creating appearances around the wrong reasons. In all of scripture, YHVH looks upon and seeks after hearts who are true regardless of appearances. Shalom!

  5. WOW……fabricating is perfect…….THE FATHER TOLD ME THE SAME…..its is MANUFACTURED PRESENCE……..awesome jono

    • Cannabis is one of the ingredients in the Holy anointing oil. You don’t have to smoke it to be a pot head, just get anointed.

  6. Shalom youall’! Another great study and I was again considering how blessed these happenings are. Now on past studies, I mentioned about wisdom. Now wisdom in my humble opinion, is taking the seen to see that which is unseen. As President Reagan would say, “theeer you goo again!”, so I will now say to Nehemiah, there you go again taking the fabrication issue and putting it with the desire to feel good or feel something and coming up with possible wisdom. That is talking about what was happening in the unseen aspects of the golden calf incident. Yes! I’m confident that you are on to something in your wise assessment. The assembly was desperately needing a worship party and they were going to have it with or without YHVH though He was very near. Perhaps maybe closer that He has ever been. Now, using what we know, can we also conclude that someone else was very near as well? If you conclude HaSatan, then you are tracken straight according to wisdom. That is, taking what we know to know the unknown! Now consider how this anti god may wish to steal the fight as boxers do. They will wait for the right time and then strike to gain the advantage to make it appear they were winning all along! Deception! Deception! So if this counterfeiting one would wish to counterfeit that which the worshipers were desiring, could he not let the glory fall also? Could this wicked one give all the “party favors” of worship including being directly envolved with Aaron concerning this golden calf object? What I’m driving at here is to use wisdom to desern what folks have been arguing about for millennia and not been able to see. And I think it’s important as Jono was relating to our time. May I suggest something here? Do you really believe that Aaron was trying to deceive Moshea when he said, “I threw it all in and behold this golden calf appeared”? Folks call Aaron an outright lier, NO! I don’t believe it for a second. Nor do I condemn Abraham for saying “she is my sister”! Abraham is not a lier either as this was a very wise thing he did concerning fleshly preservation. Abraham, of course, should have had more faith as we all most likely agree but now let stay with our subject matter. After all that Aaron, the assembly and Moshea had seen and experienced, this was going to be “high level deception” put on by the wicked one. IT HAD TO BE or it wouldn’t have fooled anyone. I am saying that there were supernatural things going on with this incident that can be comprehended if we apply a little bit of wise thought as described in the meaning of wisdom above. HaSatan had his hands in all of this too. You see? No real argument here. Both sides of the issue are correct. Aaron DID carve the thing as mentioned and HaSatan also helped things along as also mentioned. The flesh (Aaron) & the spirit (HaSatan) working together to accomplish a given goal. The deception was so crafty that Aaron actually thought that YHVH was the miracle worker helping him. ReRead the story again with these things in mind. Deception! Deep dark Deception! It was a lesson, a very hard lesson to learn! And we are failing miserably today also as Jono testified because of the utter ignorance evident. In the true God’s absense, we are no match for the dark side! And so it was then and is now. Blessings to all the Father’s children in these troubled times. me

    • Sprinkler,

      You are using the same old blame game “the devil made me do it” a dangerous attitude to embrace because it shirks responsibility for our own actions. Aaron’s actions were due to the fact that his fear for man was greater than his fear for YHVH. Comedian Flip Wilson plays the character “Geraldine” in an effort to highlight the absurdity by being absurd when blaming the devil for our own choices.

      you tube video.

      As for wisdom, it is an action not an unseen mystery to be unraveled.

      “So keep and do them, for that is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes and say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’

  7. “11 And Adonizedek king of Jerusalem, the same was Shem, went out with his men to meet Abram and his people, with bread and wine, and they remained together in the valley of Melech. 12 And Adonizedek blessed Abram, and Abram gave him a tenth from all that he had brought from the spoil of his enemies, for Adonizedek was a priest before God.” (Book of Jasher 16:11-12)

    I thought this was pretty interesting.

  8. Jethro – Priest of Midian
    Melchizedek – King Priest of Salem
    Enoch – walked with YHWH _ [ as a priest who prophesied to his generation]
    Noah – preached and prophesied to his generation [as a priest?]
    Joseph – as the interpreter of dreams to Pharaoh, was not Joseph a priest and prophet unto Egypt even to deliver them?

    Point being before Moses was born his family tree apparently contained priests unto YHWH – without instruction from Moses/ moshe

    • Abraham paid tithes to Melchizedek. For Melchizedek to receive them he had to be an anointed priest. Conventional wisdom suggests pre Mosaic anointing of a priesthood. [opinion]

      • Dear Orthodox-Jews and Karaites. How do you understand Psalm 110:4?

        נִשְׁבַּע יְהוָה, וְלֹא יִנָּחֵם– אַתָּה-כֹהֵן לְעוֹלָם;
        עַל-דִּבְרָתִי, מַלְכִּי-צֶדֶק.

        YEHOVAH hath sworn, and will not repent: ‘Thou art a priest for ever after the manner of Melchizedek.’

        • YES. In the book of Hebrews, there is another tribe mentioned and that tribe is this one. If you wish to “join up!”, this seems to be a pretty good one as it trumps all others. It’s the one I personally have hitched my wagon to, so to speak.

          • Nehemiah, you have indicated it seems, that you have largely rejected the tribes and tribal worship (customs) that come with them. Perhaps you have also “hitched your wagon” to this tribe that trumps all others. You just haven’t realized it yet!

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