Why was Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) go to the temple on Chanukah (Hannukah), the Festival of Dedication, in John 10? The healing of the blind man in John 9, an obscure messianic prophecy in Haggai 2 and Yeshua’s bold statements gave Israel’s leaders their ultimate test. Continue reading Why was Yeshua in the temple on Chanukah?
Why the Lord hates cross-dressing so much? There’s more to this seeming grab bag of anachronistic rules than is apparent on the surface. Continue reading Deuteronomy 22
With the beginning of the account of Gideon, we meet a new type of judge for Israel and symbolic of kings to follow. Daniel Agee explores some of the parallels between Gideon and Moshe (Moses) in his interactions with the angel of the LORD in boldly asking for signs via the fleece. Continue reading Judges 6 — Gideon, the beginning of a new type of leader
Richard Agee explores the connection between Messiah Yeshua’s (Jesus) being hung on a tree, the cross, and the command here to hang cursed, executed criminals on a tree and execution of a rebellious son. Also discussed is God’s handling of “cold” murder cases. Continue reading Deuteronomy 21: Cursed is He hung on a tree; blessed are we for mercy long foreseen
Richard Agee explores the foundations for modern criminal law, which is found in the Torah: malice aforethought, compensatory damages, perjury, and proof beyond a reasonable doubt. Also, the army of ancient Israel was not to be manned by a draft. Continue reading Deuteronomy 19-20 — foundations of modern jurisprudence & lessons on the military draft
Daniel Agee looks into the only two female judges of ancient israel, Devorah (Deborah) and Ya’el (Jael), and how that last battle against Canaan parallels the struggles we face today and will face on the Day of the LORD. Continue reading Judges 4–5 — female judges Devorah & Ya’el
Richard Agee discusses one of the most precious promises of the Torah, found in Deuteronomy 18. A prophet like Moses — Messiah — would come and reveal God in a more intimate way. However, we must not seek divine knowledge by other means — divination. Continue reading Deuteronomy 18 — Revealing the Creator via a prophet like Moshe