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The Hebrew Yeshua vs. the Greek Jesus: Which is Correct?
Discovering the Language of Jesus: Hebrew or Aramaic?

The Hebrew Yeshua vs. the Greek Jesus: Which is Correct?

Growing up as an Evangelical Christian, I heard that Jesus freed us from the bondage of the Law of Moses. Now we have liberty in Christ to do all things because all things are lawful though they are not all beneficial – such was the mantra. I have come to realize that the Torah that YHWH shared from his heart is still good for today and contrary to popular opinion, neither Jesus nor Paul suggested that the Law/Torah of Moses had been done away with. I would like to offer this teaching, done by Nehemiah Gordon, a graduate of my alma matter, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Though he is not (yet?) convinced that Yeshua is the messiah, he does believe in the plenary inspiration of the Hebrew Bible. I think you will be thoroughly blessed by this study. One of my favorite aspects was that he believed that Yeshua spoke Hebrew rather than Aramaic!

Video description:

An astonishing realization has recently gripped the Christian world: “Jesus Christ” was not a blond-haired, blue-eyed Gentile. Yeshua of Nazareth was raised in an observant Jewish family in a culture where the Torah (five books of Moses) was the National Constitution. Yeshua’s teachings, which supposedly form the basis for Western Christianity, are now filtered through 2000 years of traditions born in ignorance of the land, language, and culture of the Bible. The issues over which Yeshua wrestled with the Pharisees are simply not understood by modern Christians; nor are his most important instructions followed by those who claim to be his disciples. Former Pharisee, Nehemia Gordon, a Dead Sea Scrolls scholar and Semitic language expert, explores the ancient Hebrew text of the Gospel of Matthew from manuscripts long hidden away in the archives of Jewish scribes. Gordon’s research reveals that the more “modern” Greek text of Matthew, from which the Western world’s versions were translated, depicts “another Jesus” from the Yeshua portrayed in the ancient Hebrew version of Matthew. Gordon explains the life-and-death conflict Yeshua had with the Pharisees as they schemed to grab the reins of Judaism in the first century, and brings that conflict into perspective for both Jew and Christian alike.

 

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  1. To listen to Nehemiah Gordon, one who does not recognize Yeshua as the Messiah, just does not seem like a good thing to do. How is it possible for anyone to truly understand YHWH’s word, without placing their belief and faith in his SON Yeshua. Without a belief in Yeshua, there is no gospel of salvation. Without this salvation, there is no indwelling presence of His Spirit, which is truth. Until one accepts the truth of Yeshua and receives His Spirit, is when the light of the Torah will be revealed. Anyone attempting to study the Torah solely through a Hebrew mindset, will be blinded to its truth, just as those who practice Judaism. Those who practice Judaism remain under the bondage of legalism and their works are essential for their attempts unto righteousness.

    • Nehemyah Gordon grew up in an orthodox Rabbi’s home, and can give us some very helpful insights into the leaven of the Pharisees, who were the first to be called Rabbi, meaning “My great one”. He exposes the oral law that the Pharisees invented and placed over and above the Scriptures, and why YA-hu-shuA’ opposed them. This does not put the Messiah YA-hu-shuA’ in a bad light at all. It actually vindicates Him in many ways, showing just how absurd many of the laws of the Pharisees were, and why some are actually making the Rabbi out to be on par with the Supreme Being that you do not question. This is a worthwhile video for all followers of the Messiah of Israel to watch.

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