Hebrew Voices #75 – Understanding the Difficult Words of Yeshua

Understanding the Difficult Words of Yeshua with Dr. Roy BlizzardIn this episode of Hebrew Voices, Understanding the Difficult Words of the New Testament, Nehemia Gordon talks with Dr. Roy Blizzard, a pioneer in understanding the Jewish roots of Yeshua. Dr. Blizzard explains how one momentous trip to Israel in 1966, turned his outlook on Christianity upside down and started him on a new path of discovery. Dr. Blizzard also shares what it was like to be one of the first excavators of the Temple mount, how we know Yeshua spoke Hebrew, and confirms the name of God is Yehovah.

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30 thoughts on “Hebrew Voices #75 – Understanding the Difficult Words of Yeshua

  1. I too listened to the interview but there’s a fact among the Jews believers or Messianic Jews that, there’s a perception only through the language Hebrew, the word of God might be understood perfectly and I have no issue with that, but what do they., the Jews achieved by understanding those Hebrew Scriptures? No, nothing. Frankly speaking, they were many people suffered & sacrificed their lives to made available the word of God to the masses, I hope even both Nehemiah & Dr.B would agree with me, however, my point is that Yeshuah said in Matthew 5:22 especially, its last syntax is that applies only between brothers, whereas if a Godly person calls an atheist a fool, then this verse is not apply to him b/c he’s just invoke what the Torah says, thus it’s not belongs to him. I think Dr.B is imperfect when comes to the word of Yeshuah.

  2. Love this interview! Todah rabah, Nehemia! I also love the great humility you both have, seeking His truth on all matters!

    One small thing I would like to point out about Yeshua and His education- He says this:

    John/Yehochanan 7:14-18 Now about the middle of the Feast, Yeshua went up into the temple and taught. And the Yehudim marveled, saying, “How does this man know letters, ***not being taught?”*** Yeshua answered them and said, “My doctrine is not Mine, ***but His who sent Me***. If anyone desires to do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it is of Elohim, or I speak from Myself. He who speaks of himself seeks his own glory, but he who seeks the glory of Him who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him. Did not Mosheh give you the Torah? And yet not one of you keeps the Torah! Why do you seek to kill Me?”

    So from this it’s my current understanding that Yeshua did not start learning the Mishnah at age three. Yeshua taught His Father’s doctrine/Torah, not man’s.

    Shalom! 🙂

  3. I just finished reading, “Understanding The Difficult Words of Jesus”, and am looking forward to reading more of Dr. Blizzard’s books. Thanks for introducing him Nehemia!!

  4. I got sidetracked earlier. 🙂 Just wanted to say I thought this was an excellent interview that provided some really mind blowing food for thought. I was fascinated by Dr. Blizzard’s illumination of what Yeshua said concerning calling somebody a fool. You almost never get fed such wonderful meat in most churches and seminaries. Most of the teaching is pablum. That explains why so many of these institutions are faltering or dying. Thanks Nehemia for consistently providing such quality material!

  5. Interested to see what take Dr. B. has for “an eye for an eye”. Using the Rule of First Reference to interpret scripture, the Torah details (and I’ll paraphrase) “when two men contend with each other and an innocent bystander is injured, recompense shall be paid…” , Yeshua says to turn the other cheek, and a Jewish friend pointed out that His response was brilliant – Don’t get into a fight with the other man even if he strikes first, and you will avoid a judgment!

  6. Jake Wilson, I believe it IS, absolutely, our job to warn a professing believer, if he or she is cheating on their spouse, cheating their customers, oppressing the poor etc. that their behaviour is not in line with that of a set apart person, and that if they don’t repent they are placing themselves in spiritual jeopardy. (See Matt.7) It’s NOT our job to say for certain where they will ultimately end up for eternity and it is most certainly not our job to tell them they’re headed for the Lake of Fire if they disagree on something that’s purely a matter of opinion! 😀 Our job is to be messengers, Y’hovah’s job is to be judge; that’s the bit we’re not to get mixed up.

  7. Thanks for introducing us to Roy Blizzard! Yehovah works in mysterious ways but I’ve often read He likes to join a Gentile with a Jew to accomplish great things (like King David and the king of Tyre, Mazar and Blizzard, Bullinger and Ginsberg, you and Keith 😉 ). I wonder if you have checked out the works of James Adair, Irish historian to the American Indians in the 1700’s. I believe he concluded the so-called civilized tribes in North America shared many customs with Biblical Hebrews and Wikipedia includes the remark they shared worship of “a great spirit, Jehovah”! It would appear then it wasn’t “Yahweh” in the 1700’s. Wouldn’t you love to know how they pronounced the Name as they danced around the fire in worship! Many thanks and much love from our household to yours, Nehemia!

  8. Enjoyed the part where you two discussed how one can know that Yeshua spoke Hebrew. There is one other very simple and clear portion of Scripture that reveals that it was still Hebrew and not Aramaic that was spoken in Jerusalem – look at the 3 languages which were used to write the sign above Yeshua’s head as he was crucified.

  9. Shalom. I too do not not of a verse that speaks of baptism in living water. However, it certainly makes sense for how can you wash anything away in standing water?

  10. I watched a teaching about what Yeshua said on the stake, if you go back to Psalm 22:1, GOD H410, and then in verse 3 Israel H3478, could it be possible that HE, Yeshua, was addressing Israel, instead of Yehovah? I never understood why HE would ask THE FATHER that question, knowing that is why HE came. Can you please give me some insight into this?

    • He could not have died unless (at least for one brief moment) he lost his faith. Which is according to His own teaching. See : John 11:26. “And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? “

  11. What a treasure! Amazing insights and wisdom with an obvious first hand working knowledge of the culture, language and archeology. Thank you, thank you, thank you Nehemiah!!

  12. I always knew there were more to those sayings. Awesome! It is exciting when doors open. The kingdom is coming! Gives me hope. Thank you Nehemia for your work. Dr. Blizzard needs more exposure for sure – this man has some awesome testimony! Maybe Michael Rood could have him as a guest. Love to hear more. Definitely getting his book. This is one of the most exciting videos you have done. Thank you and Shalom!

  13. This was a FANTASTIC interview!! I’ve always believed in my heart that Yeshua spoke hebrew, with everything I know of God…well, it only makes sense to me!
    But to hear Dr. Blizzard make light of the evidence from Yeshua’s own Words, it gave me chills! Also, when Dr. B is asked what the correct pronunciation of YHVH is, and finally says “Yehovah”, I was certain Nehemia would get up and dance….of course, it occurred to me afterwards that it wasn’t the first time Nehemia had heard him say it lol. Much love and shalom from Michigan!

  14. This was incredible!! It gave me so much to think about. Dr. Blizzard is such a special man! Thank you for doing this interview!

  15. This was truely one of the most eye opening experiences for me, it makes me wonder about my translation of the Bible. I went to 2 Bible colleges, I always heard that the Jews were uneducated, when I tried to correct them, telling them at each male child was taught to read and write starting at age 5 they just brushed me off, than I would ask them, why were the Jews in all the courts of the world, even as far as China, as scholars? I thank you for the link also, I am going their webpage, Again, Thank You for opening my eyes and let the light shine on me.

  16. Praise Yah for this discussion! This is so refreshing to see two people seek the truths of scripture together without judging each others “place” before the conversation even begins.

  17. Wow! Interesting interview, I identify myself with professor Blizzard because if we love Yeshua, we have to admit and learn all the Jewish and background HE was living in. That way our love for Israel can grow as well our love for the Meshiah, YESHUA!
    Thank You for this information Nehemia I posted on Fl and I don’t like to use Fb that much though,

  18. That was so exciting. Thank you both. And, no, Dr. Blizzard, I have never heard Matthew 5: 21-22 taught from any pulpit; I’ve only tried to study it myself, thank you for opening my eyes. Looking forward to being on the steps at the southern wall, thinking of Acts 2:2, this video and Dr. Blizzard’s involvement with the excavation. May it be – next year in Jerusalem!

  19. Hi Nehemia–

    Praise Yehovah for the timing of this podcast. I’ve been listening to this with my mouth hanging open. The Spousal Unit and I are dealing with a member of family in relation to the part talking about questioning a person’s relationship with Yehovah, and putting oneself in his place by doing so. This has been divinely timely for us and I THANK you for putting it up. May more people be blessed by it, and may you also be blessed in every way in his name.

  20. Interesting to hear about the miqvaot, and the monumental steps where the 120 talmidim met (which makes sense). There may well have been that aqueduct, but the baptism with living water referred, first and foremost, to Spirit baptism as per JN 7:37-39.

    I mean, on Shavuot the B’rit Chadashah was cut with Israel & Judah (represented by those 120), fulfilling JER 31:31-33. The outpouring of His Spirit, His Living Water was the event of the day, but not some superstitious ritual of baptism with special water (sounds a bit like the Pope’s “holy water”). I would be interested to see a verse which states they had to be baptised in “living water”.

    Also, “not to judge anybody” can be a convenient excuse for not warning people about eternal damnation, a prospect which Yeshua warned about, the Tanakh warns about, as well as the Book of Enoch (which I personally consider canonical).

    I don’t think the nicey, nicey, “You’re alright buddy – I won’t tell you where you’ll spend eternity if you carry on like this. After all I am not God; I don’t judge you, etc” – I don’t think this is what Yehovah had in mind when telling Ezekiel to warn the people (EZ 3:18).

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