This chapter explains the physical differences in layout between the Second Temple period synagogues and synagogues which came after the Second Temple period, as well as the major impact the layout has on services.
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 […]
Shaul tells us that Yeshua will not return until first comes a great falling away, and a man of sin is revealed. Thessaloniquim Bet (2 Thessalonians) 2:3-4 3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, […]
Long before the rabbinical order was created in Babylon, Israel was ruled not by rabbis, but by the most respected elders in each town. These were often the more successful and wealthy men, who also had the respect of the people, because they served as good spiritual examples to the community. Mishle (Proverbs) 31:23 23 […]
As we saw in Torah Government, Yeshua’s disciples are first called apostles after Yeshua sent them out on a mission in Matthew 10. Mattityahu (Matthew) 10:1-2 1 And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness […]
When Yahweh called me to the Two-House movement (or Hebraic Roots) in 1999, I was led to understand that the reason we did not have a separated priesthood or a clergy is that we are all part of the royal priesthood that the Apostle Kepha (Peter) speaks of in 1 Peter 2:9. Kepha Aleph (1 […]