Hebrew Voices #79 – The Truth About the Seven Noachide Laws

In this episode of Hebrew Voices The Truth About the Seven Noachide Laws, Nehemia Gordon talks about how the Noachide Laws are actually a Rabbinic construct, how in-fact we see in Isaiah 56 that there is one law for the native born and the sojourner, and the incredible number of people around the world who are joining themselves to Yehovah. Daniel wrote: “I really appreciate you explaining the origins of these noachide laws. Blessings to you Nehemia!!!”

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21 thoughts on “Hebrew Voices #79 – The Truth About the Seven Noachide Laws

  1. Doubtless, there is but one law for all, as you pointed out. Those who wish to keep the Law and are not Jews may well be the greater part of God’s Chosen and just as entitled to the Covenant as the Jews. The parable of the prodigal son, attributed to that famous righteous Jewish prophet and rabbi, Jesus/Yeshua, illustrates this clearly. I expect that parable to play out in the near future, as the Lost Tribes are lost in plain sight, being only spiritually “lost.” They are today’s Christians, an increasing number of whom have repented of squandering their rightful spiritual inheritance and turned to the Father for forgiveness. I’m waiting for this trickle to become a flood, reconciliation with the elder brother, and the celebratory feast.

  2. Thank you Nehemiah. I believe in Yeshua but I am definitely not a catholic. I have been keeping Torah (not Talmud /Mishnah) for the last forty years all by myself because I believe that is what Yeshua teaches. It is so wonderful to hear there are others like me whom God has called in similar ways.

  3. Nehemia, do you have insight as to when Yeshua’s followers met after he was crucified? Do you think they would have met on “Saturday” evening? “Sunday” morning? I’m interested in the culture of that period of history, but it is not easy to be sure. What would local synagogues have been like? As in, when would weekly gatherings have been held? Are there insights as to what those gatherings were like? Also, I’ve wodered if Yeshua’s followers would have maybe gone to the synagogue and then also met together elsewhere, separate from non-Yeshua Jews??? So many questions…..

  4. Nehemia, you mentioned the I Samuel 20 story where David states “tomorrow is the new moon” and that David had to have known in advance that this was true. I have to ask, though, why did David plan to be absent from the King’s meal for two nights in a row and not meet with Jonathan until the morning of the third day? If he knew in advance that the moon itself was certainly going to appear (because it was the end of the 30th day), why plan ahead of time to wait another night? Couldn’t David have been making a general reference to both planned meals with the King as being for the purposes of looking for the new moon over two nights (the end of the 29th and 30th)? Also, wouldn’t this parallel the timing of participating in an offertory fellowship meal – where any leftovers would have been destroyed by the morning of the third day?

    • The story is describing a peace offering eaten over a period of two days in a state of ritual purity. When he missed the first meal, the kind assumed he had a “nightly emission”. But when he missed the second day, Saul realized something was amiss. David knew Saul well enough to realize he would need a “second witness” to get suspicious. The peace offering was apparently in honor of the new moon.

      • Thank you for confirming my theory. I’m curious if this was a tradition at the time of sighting the new moon – but we are not given any further examples. I also note David’s excuse was to tell the King that he was going to keep it with his family living outside of Jerusalem (albeit just a few miles away). Perhaps it was a tradition kept not just by King Saul. And, interestingly, the offering would be “good” for both nights of observation (at the end of 29th and 30th of the month).

  5. Listening and learning/unlearning things as I listen to you, Nehemia, with Michael Rood. So much tov information! todah! I enjoy your presentations with him.

  6. If Strong’s concordance lexicon isn’t good, what would be better? I only speak English. Always enjoy hearing your insight, Nehemia!

  7. Thanks Nehemia for the valuable information on your website.
    In this part you mentioned the 12 regular “tax collectors” and the additional 13th one. Can you tell us a verse in Scriptures about this 13th collector and the 13th tax?

    Toda Raba

  8. Concerning the Noahide laws; once I joined a forum on arutz sheva, called “Torah to the Nations”. I thought, “heeey, swell”, other torah keepers want to converse!. Then I learned that many of them considered it forbidden for non-jews to keep shabbath, and many other laws. It seemed that their common characteristic was bitterness against all things “christian”, i surmised because of abuse of some kind in the christian traditions. Conversing with the Noahides was the closest I ever came to experiencing the intense hatred that Yahshua experienced from the pharisees and chief priests, like wrestling with snakes. (Although not all shared the bitterness, some were sort of friendly)I would discourage anyone from joining the “noahides”.

  9. I can agree that we should not trust in so called ‘Messianic Rabbis’, as follower of Yeshua we are not allowed to let us be called ‘Rabbi’, and if this is for some to hard to understand, there can not be great further wisdom.

    To serve as a better example, there could be a question to answer, that nobody seems to be able to: Jonathan Kahn connected the Sh’mitta Year to debt cancellation, what seems to refer to Deut 15:1-18. It seems that he, maybe out of rabbinic tradition, connects the ‘seventh year’ of Deut 15:1 to the Sh’mittah of Lev 25:1-7. I can’t find any connection from the one ‘seventh year’ to the other. But on the other side, what seventh year should it mean otherwise in Deut 15? Do you know any additional explains? Thanks.

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