Chapter 2:

Errors in the 49 Year Jubilee Cycle

In The Torah Calendar, we show how Yahweh wants us to keep a 50 year Jubilee cycle (rather than a 49 year cycle), as He says in Leviticus 25:10. Vayiqra (Leviticus) 25:8-10 8 ‘And you shall count seven sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years; and the time of the seven sabbaths of […]

Chapter 3:

The Case of the Missing “The”

Here is how the King James Version renders Luke 18:8. Luke 18:8 KJV 8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? This makes it sound like all Yeshua wants is to find us faithful (devout) upon His return. However, […]

Chapter 4:

About American Independence Day

In Nazarene Israel we saw that Satan is a deceiver, and that his main tactic is to create substitutes (decoys) for the truth. We also saw how the anti-Messiah is not so much someone who fights against the Messiah, but is a replacement for the Messiah (i.e., a substitute Messiah). In Torah Government v2 we […]

Chapter 5:

Thoughts on the Coming Persecution

In Revelation and the End Times we show how torahless Christianity, rabbinic Judaism, and Islam are Babylonian faiths. The reason they are Babylonian is that instead of being true to the entire Torah (and the original faith) they focus on one aspect of the Torah (and the original faith). Working together they create a spectrum […]

Chapter 6:

When Yom Kippur Abuts the Sabbath

One year in seven, Yom Kippur falls on the day before the weekly Sabbath (preparation day). There are some special things to watch for in such years, so we can obey Yahweh’s laws, and still have hot, fresh food for our family on the Sabbath following Yom Kippur. First the basics. As we explain in […]

Chapter 7:

A Cup of Water in Yeshua’s Name

You are a soldier deployed with King David. Due to Yahweh’s favor, our people have prevailed. Divre HaYamim Aleph (1 Chronicles) 11:10-14 10 Now these were the heads of the mighty men whom David had, who strengthened themselves with him in his kingdom, with all Israel, to make him king, according to the word of […]

Chapter 8:

Men: Priests, Providers, Protectors

First Yahweh created man. Then He took one of the man’s ribs (actually a side, in Hebrew), and made the woman as a helper corresponding to her man. (You can read more about this in Covenant Relationships.) B’reisheet (Genesis) 2:22 22 Then the rib [side] which Yahweh Elohim had taken from man He made into […]

Chapter 9:

Covering and Accountability

Here is a standard Protestant concept of our relationship with the Messiah. In this picture, the Messiah covers the husband, and the husband covers his wife and children. There is no priesthood, no (lay) congregational elders, and no congregational servant (deacon). Let us expand this model, to accommodate all the roles we know are commanded […]

Chapter 10:

Counting the Cost

Yeshua says to count the cost before we decide to serve Him, lest we are unable to keep going when the going gets rough. Luqa (Luke) 14:26-33 26 “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot […]

Chapter 11:

Ask Your Questions Where You Give

One of the Time-honored principles within the body of Messiah is to ask questions where we pay our tithes. This forces the body to edify itself in love (verse 16). Ephesim (Ephesians) 4:11-16 11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping […]

Chapter 12:

Beware the Messi-Gnostic Spirit

In the first century, the Apostle Shaul warned Timothy to guard against a spirit of false knowledge (KJV: science). TimaTheus Aleph (1 Timothy) 6:20-21 20 O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge — 21 by professing it some have […]

Chapter 13:

Historical Proofs for Yeshua

There are many proofs Yeshua is Messiah, but some of them require revelation to see. However, there are some proofs which are more historical and mathematical than revelation-based. For perspective, however, let us start in the prophecies over the Creation Week. THE SUN/SON AND THE FOURTH DAY Judaism has long taught that Moshiach (Messiah) would […]

Chapter 14:

Evidence for Yeshua in the Zohar

The Zohar (Radiance) is an esoteric Jewish mystical book. It is not part of Nazarene Israel’s canon. We do not encourage you to read this book, and we have many reservations about it. However, it is one of many extra-canonical books (Apocrypha, Jasher, Enoch, etc.) that exist, and we cannot prohibit scholars from reading them. […]

Chapter 15:

Noachide Replacement Theology

Brother Judah correctly identifies Roman Christianity as replacement theology, in that Roman Christianity says that the Torah was replaced by Lawless Love at the time of Yeshua’s sacrifice. This is a violation of Matthew 5:17-19. Mattityahu (Matthew) 5:17-19 17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Torah or the Prophets. I did not […]

Chapter 16:

Why a Jewish-Christian Faith?

Welcome to Nazarene Israel, the original first century Jewish-Christian faith in the Messiah Yeshua (often called Jesus). Scripture calls this original faith the sect of the Nazarenes, at Acts 24:5. Ma’asei (Acts) 24:5 5 “For we have found this man a plague, a creator of dissension among all the Jews throughout the world, and a […]

Chapter 17:

In A Beginning: Genesis 1:1

The King James Version (KJV) tells us the earth was created in “the” beginning. B’reisheet (Genesis) 1:1 (KJV) 1 In the beginning God created the Heaven and the earth. However, this isn’t what Genesis 1:1 says. In Hebrew, Genesis 1:1 reads, “In a beginning.” (1) בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים | אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ In Hebrew, the […]

Chapter 18:

The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan

Jacob von Coudenhove-Kalergi was a Bohemian Mason who was half European, and half Japanese. In 1922 he founded a Pan-European Movement with the eventual goal of establishing a one world government. He hoped this government would merge all races together to form a “pan-European negroid race,” with a single religion (to unite them). The only […]

Chapter 19:

Jewish Etiquette is Fold Your Napkin

If our good heavenly Father should bless you with the opportunity to dine in a Jewish home, a knowledge of Jewish custom may be helpful. Here is how Yeshua handled matters of table etiquette. In Jewish etiquette, if one has enjoyed the fellowship meal (and would like to return if invited), the custom is to […]

Chapter 20:

About Joining Nazarene Israel

Sometimes people ask how to join Nazarene Israel. This is a very good question, and the answer is that when we accept Yeshua as our Messiah, we become Nazarenes at that time. When He calls us, and we respond to His call, that makes us Nazarenes. From there it is only a matter of being […]

Chapter 21:

Torah, Beards, and Hair Length

In Leviticus 19:27, Yahweh says not to shave the sides of our heads, nor to disfigure the edges of our beards. Vayiqra (Leviticus) 19:27 (NKJV) 27 “You shall not shave around the sides of your head, nor shall you disfigure the edges of your beard.” Some believe this means we should never cut our hair […]

Chapter 22:

The Death of the Apostle Yaakov

In our other studies we saw that after Yeshua’s death, the leadership of the Nazarene sect went to Yeshua’s half-brother Yaakov HaTzaddik (James the Righteous, aka the Apostle James). Because the Pharisees wanted to end the Nazarene sect they decided to kill Yaakov by stoning, even though he was otherwise one of “the most equitable […]

Chapter 23:

Political Zionism Reconsidered

Political Zionism is the idea that the Jewish people have not only the authority, but also the responsibility to act as their own Messiah, and bring themselves back to the land of Israel by their own power and strength. This idea first took hold around 1896, as advocated by Theodore Herzl in his book, Der […]

Chapter 24:

Persecution: The Birkhat HaMinim

We don’t know the exact year of Yeshua’s birth, but many historians believe that Yeshua was born around +/- 4 BCE. However, we do know that His ministry began some 30 years later. Luqa (Luke) 3:23 23 Now Yeshua Himself began His ministry at about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son […]

Chapter 25:

About Moshiach ben Yosef

Our Orthodox Jewish brethren have a rabbinic prophecy about a man they call Moshiach ben Yosef (Messiah the son of Joseph). It is tempting to think that this is the same person as Yeshua the Messiah, since Yeshua is our Messiah, and since He was born to Yosef (Joseph) and Miriam (Mary). Mattityahu (Matthew) 1:16 […]

Chapter 26:

Junia: Woman Apostle or Courier?

Summary: Near the end of Romans, the Apostle Shaul greets some of his fellow workers by name. Among these are Andronicus and Junia (or Junias), who it says were “of note among the apostles.” The New King James Version (NKJV) renders Romans 16:7 this way. Romans 16:7 NKJV 7 Greet Andronicus and Junia, my countrymen […]

Chapter 27:

The Rothschilds in Jeremiah 5:20-31

As we show in other places, there is more than one house of Judah in Scripture. One house of Judah dwells with the house of Israel (Ephraim). When the Ingathering (Second Exodus) takes place, this house of Judah will return to the land of Israel along with the house of Israel. Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 3:18 18 […]

Chapter 28:

What Would Yeshua Wear?

This article overturns earlier studies which concluded that the priesthood is supposed to wear a uniform, based on new information. While we will have to give a more complete article later, this article will show why the Melchizedekian priesthood should NOT wear a uniform. In Torah Government we saw how Yeshua established a separated Melchizedekian […]

Chapter 29:

From Zechariah to Revelation Order

In Revelation and the End Times we saw how the four horses of Revelation first appear in Zechariah. However, when they appear in Zechariah they appear in a different order. In Zechariah, first the red horses appear, followed by the black horses, then white, and finally the dappled. (The dappled horses correspond to the green […]

Chapter 30:

Blessed is He Who Enlarges Gad

This article will detail some of my reasons for wanting to move the Nazarene Israel ministry headquarters to Latin America. Noach (Noah) had three sons, Shem, Ham, and Yaphet (Japheth/Jepheth). B’reisheet (Genesis) 6:10 10 And Noach begot three sons: Shem, Ham, and Yaphet. Researchers into the migrations of the tribes such as Davidiy, Collins, White, […]

Chapter 31:

Take Every Thought into Captivity

In 2 Corinthians 10, the Apostle Shaul says to take every thought into captivity to the obedience of the Messiah. What does this mean? And what does he mean in verse 6, that Elohim is ready to punish all disobedience when our obedience is fulfilled? Qorintim Bet (2 Corinthians) 10:1-6 1 Now I, Shaul, myself […]

Chapter 32:

Immersion in Yeshua’s Name Only

In the Great Commission, Yeshua tells us to go into all nations, immersing disciples, and teaching them to obey all things that He has commanded us. Most mainstream versions of the Great Commission tell us that we are to immerse His disciples “in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the […]