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What if you could get closer to Yeshua of Nazareth by learning about the Hebrew language and the Jewish context of the Bible? I think you can, and so does our global tribe! Shalom, I'm Izzy, the founder of Holy Language Institute. We're a Messianic Jewish ministry with thousands of students in over a hundred countries. We love the Bible and offer spiritual experiences in Hebrew, the language of the Torah/Old Testament. If our focus on following Yeshua in a Hebrew way resonates with you I invite you to subscribe, LEAVE A POSITIVE REVIEW, and check out the perks of membership at holylanguage.com.

What if you could get closer to Yeshua of Nazareth by learning about the Hebrew language and the Jewish context of the Bible? I think you can, and so does our global tribe! Shalom, I'm Izzy, the founder of Holy Language Institute. We're a Messianic Jewish ministry with thousands of students in over a hundred countries. We love the Bible and offer spiritual experiences in Hebrew, the language of the Torah/Old Testament. If our focus on following Yeshua in a Hebrew way resonates with you I invite you to subscribe, LEAVE A POSITIVE REVIEW, and check out the perks of membership at holylanguage.com.
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What if you could get closer to Yeshua of Nazareth by learning about the Hebrew language and the Jewish context of the Bible? I think you can, and so does our global tribe! Shalom, I'm Izzy, the founder of Holy Language Institute. We're a Messianic Jewish ministry with thousands of students in over a hundred countries. We love the Bible and offer spiritual experiences in Hebrew, the language of the Torah/Old Testament. If our focus on following Yeshua in a Hebrew way resonates with you I invite you to subscribe, LEAVE A POSITIVE REVIEW, and check out the perks of membership at holylanguage.com.

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Did Paul get his "irrigated versus natural fields" metaphor from the Mishnah?

6/3/2019
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Saul of Tarsus grew up in Jerusalem learning from the greatest sage of his generation. That means he probably had the Hebrew Bible memorized, along with the Mishnah as it existed in his time. And, surprise! If you know what to look for you can see his Hebraic mindset peeking through even in his Greek letters. Here's an example. This is a takeaway from my newest Mishnah Snapshots study. We also talked about these questions: ~Are the middle days of Passover and Tabernacles holy or "profane"?...

E-SWORD BIBLE APP 1/5: How to download and set up e-Sword, the BEST free Bible study app [REVIEW]

5/30/2019
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Why is this Bible app different than all other Bible apps? Because e-Sword is FREE and easy to use. Because it's bursting with Bible versions, dictionaries, and commentaries. Because with millions of downloads it's widely trusted. And because it has this course to show you how to use it! We've compared e-Sword and recommend it for the above reasons as the best Bible app over other apps such as YouVersion, MyBible, OliveTree, BibleReader, PocketBible, Laridian, PocketSword, BibleTime,...

E-SWORD TUTORIAL 5/5: Use Bible commentaries, historical books, maps, and resource modules

5/30/2019
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Bible commentaries take up space and they're expensive, regardless of whether you order the books or buy them digitally. It's also hard to find ones that emphasize the Jewish roots of our faith. UNTIL NOW! Here's how to use e-Sword to see what the best commentaries say on every book, chapter, and verse in the Bible. This tutorial isn't just going to just introduce you to the works of great Christian Hebraists such as Dr. John Gill and Franz Delitzsch. It's also going to show you how to use...

What is confessing Yeshua? Just saying the Sinner's Prayer or "Jesus is Lord"?

5/30/2019
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If you like rants you'll enjoy me tearing apart the "say the sinner's prayer and you'll go to heaven" mentality as a false gospel. Because confessing Yeshua is the consuming pursuit of a lifetime, not a pat one-time formula. Along the way I also go on several 'rabbi trails' to explain why approaching the Scriptures as a story can save you from a faith crisis, how you can only think about one thing at a time, and how Evangelical complexes may be wrecking your relationship with the Jewish...

The Jews are God's chosen people...chosen to what?

5/30/2019
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If I walked up and said "I chose you!" what would you say? "Um, ok...what am I chosen for?" So what does that look like with God choosing Israel? And when Paul says they're enemies and loved, what does that mean now? This is a takeaway from my newest Hebrew Verses study. We also talked about these questions: ~What do you feel when you hear that "all Israel will be saved"? ~What's the concrete physical action behind forgiveness? ~Old covenants were made in blood and gore, and so was the new...

Are believers from the nations Gentiles or "former Gentiles"?

5/30/2019
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What does "Gentile" mean in the New Testament? Somebody who's not Jewish? Pagan? Is it accurate to say you're a Gentile, or is that a dirty word? Why did Yeshua say "let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax-collector"? This is a takeaway from my newest Hebrew Verses study. We also talked about these questions: ~How was Phoebe a deacon when she wasn't the "husband of one wife"? ~Metathesis and partial assimilation in sibilant pitpaels ~How has "church" changed in the last two thousand years?...

Did you know the Greek name "Peter" has a mysterious Hebrew meaning too?

5/22/2019
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Simon had lots of names. There was Peter or "Petros", and then Cephas or "Kefa". And what about his Dad, was he Jonah or John? Surprisingly, the Greek name "Petros" also has a Hebrew meaning that turns up in several places in the New Testament and also in Jewish writings. Simon says to check it out! This is a takeaway from my newest Mishnah Snapshots study. We also talked about these questions: ~Why is a "minyan of ten" required for a Torah service? Is that Biblical? ~Here's an example of...

Hebrew Quest Lesson 38 | Leviticus 23 - Appointed Times 1 | Terms of Love and Friendship 4 - Compliments

5/22/2019
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Learn about the feasts of the Lord, the appointed times of the God of Israel. Series of Hebrew compliments.

Why do Jewish people say a blessing before doing a commandment?

5/22/2019
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Why are the Hebrew words for "neck" and "commandment" related? Because just as the neck connects the body to the head, God's traditions are opportunities to connect with him. You might not be "Torah-observant", but how could you allow this principle to rekindle the love in your relationship with God? What if you just whispered "I love you" every time you…? This is a takeaway from my newest Mishnah Snapshots study. We also talked about these questions: ~Fights about the calendar are nothing...

Why did Paul use Hebrew wordplay in his Greek epistles?

5/22/2019
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Paul described himself as a "Hebrew of Hebrews". So would you be surprised if I showed you places where his Hebrew brain showed through in his Greek letters? For instance, in Romans 13 "debt" and "love" are related, and so are "friend" and "hurt"...ouch. This is a takeaway from my newest Hebrew Verses study. We also talked about these questions: ~What should you do when you don't know a word as you're reading? ~How is resurrection the greatest insurrection against Satan's regime? ~Hebrew has...

Ever heard the story of Choni the Circle-Drawer? Little boy Yeshua did!

5/22/2019
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Yeshua grew up on the story of Choni, who lived a couple generations before him and was famous for that time he drew a circle around himself and told God he wouldn't move until it rained and...let's read the story and see what happened! This is a takeaway from my newest Mishnah Snapshots study. We also talked about these questions: ~Why did people blow shofars in ancient times? ~Is there internal evidence the Mishnah is historically accurate? ~Here's how helpmeet means "Hero" and not...

How do you know you're not misunderstanding Paul, like Peter warned about?

5/22/2019
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Peter himself said that Paul was hard to understand. How do you know YOU'RE not misunderstanding Paul as you sit there reading a translation of his letters in a totally different religious and cultural context as if you were listening to only one side of a heated phone conversation? Here are five tips to make sure you don't end up being one of "those guys" Peter talked about. This is a takeaway from my newest Hebrew Verses study. We also talked about these questions: ~Are we passively...

WWJD? He'd read the HAFTARAH! How much do you know about this custom?

4/22/2019
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Remember when Yeshua visited his hometown and read from Isaiah and everybody freaked out? This is something that's still done in synagogues today! Noooo not the flash mob part, I mean the part about reading from the Prophets. It's called the "Haftarah" and the earliest record we have of this custom is actually the New Testament. I should warn you though that you may be shocked to see how this tradition has changed since two thousand years ago and it may leave you wondering...what happened to...

E-SWORD BIBLE APP 5/5: What are the best Hebraic/Jewish Bible commentaries and how do I get them?

4/16/2019
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Bible commentaries take up space and they're expensive, regardless of whether you order the books or buy them digitally. It's also hard to find ones that emphasize the Jewish roots of our faith. UNTIL NOW! Here's how to use the e-Sword app to see what the best commentaries say on every book, chapter, and verse in the Bible. In addition to introducing you to some of the greatest Christian Hebraists of history - men such as Dr. John Gill and Professor Franz Delitzsch - we'll also show you how...

E-SWORD BIBLE APP 4/5: Look up Hebrew and Greek words using Strong's Concordance and Dictionaries

4/8/2019
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Have you ever used Strong's to look up a Hebrew or Greek word? Strong's is STRONGEST on the e-Sword Bible app! Here's how to search original words and see every place they're used in Scripture and how they're translated. I'm also going to show you how to get modules you can't get through the app including the Gesenius Hebrew dictionary and an interlinear Hebrew Bible with vowel pointings. In this tutorial I'll also give you my recommendations for in-depth study Bibles such as the Apostolic...

E-SWORD BIBLE APP 3/5: How to compare translations AND get versions unavailable through the app

4/2/2019
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Have you ever wished you could read the Bible in the original languages? If you're not fluent in Hebrew and Greek the next best thing is to compare translations. Here's how to use e-Sword to instantly see how a verse goes in different versions. I'll also give you an overview of the Bibles available through the app, and show you how to get Bibles not available directly through the app. In this tutorial you're not just going to learn how to compare Bibles like the King James, English Standard...

E-SWORD BIBLE APP 2/5: Read and listen, search words, bookmark, highlight, add notes, copy verses

3/18/2019
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Do you prefer a Bible you can hold in your hands? One you can mark up with pen and highlighter and stick bookmarks in? The E-Sword app actually enables you do to all these things, and more! Or what if you don't like reading because you're dyslexic, or have a short attention span, or are a audio learner? Use e-Sword to listen to God's word on the go! Watch this tutorial and learn how to use the best free Bible app to read and listen to Scripture, search keywords and phrases, bookmark...

E-SWORD TUTORIAL 4/5: Look up Hebrew and Greek words using Strong's Concordance and Dictionaries

2/28/2019
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Have you ever used Strong's to look up a Hebrew or Greek word? Strong's is STRONGEST on e-Sword! Here's how to search original words, discover their full meanings, and see every place they're used in Scripture and how they're translated. In this tutorial you'll also learn how to use the Dictionary feature in the best free Bible software, discover where to find the best Hebrew lexicons such as Strong's and BDB, and see how to use other Bible study tools like the classic King James Concordance...

The story of these two families in the Mishnah will leave you praising God!

2/7/2019
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I love history. It's one of the reasons I love the Mishnah - it's packed with historical snapshots from the world of Yeshua and his disciples! Here's an example, along with a couple bonus rants on how you can prove that the Jews really are Jews and how James called the meeting places of the early Christians "synagogues". This is a takeaway from my newest Mishnah Snapshots study. We also talked about these questions: ~If synagogues aren't commanded in Torah, where did they come from? ~How can...

E-SWORD TUTORIAL 3/5: Study the Holy Bible by comparing different versions and translations

2/3/2019
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Have you ever wished you could read the Bible in the original languages? If you're not fluent in Hebrew and Greek the next best thing is to compare different versions of Scripture. Here's how to use e-Sword to instantly see how a verse goes in all your favourite translations. In this tutorial you're not just going to learn how to compare popular Bibles like the King James, English Standard, New American Standard, New International, New Revised, and New Living Translation. You'll also learn...