|Contributions||Christadelphians (Great Britain)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||15|
The Background and Purpose of Hebrews. Lesson 1 in the series The Book of Hebrews. Introduces perspectives on the author, audience, date and purpose of the book of Hebrews that can help us interpret the original meaning and apply this book to our modern world. For Jews, the “Torah”, translated “law” was the source of all learning – religion, history and ethics. The Torah includes the first five books of the modern Bible (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy) The “synagogue” translated “house of assembly” was the Jewish place of both worship and education. Jewish Palestine at the time of Jesus The political situation. Palestine in Jesus’ day was part of the Roman Empire, which controlled its various territories in a number of the East (eastern Asia Minor, Syria, Palestine, and Egypt), territories were governed either by kings who were “friends and allies” of Rome (often called “client” kings or, more disparagingly, “puppet. Introduction. Evidence concerning Moloch worship in ancient Israel is found in the legal, as well as in the historical and prophetic literature of the Bible. In the Pentateuch, the laws of the Holiness Code speak about giving or passing children to Moloch (Lev. , –4) and the law in Deuteronomy speaks of "passing [one's] son or daughter through fire" ().
The Jewish historian, Josephus, writing near the end of the First Century AD, stated: “There is no city, no tribe, whether Greek or barbarian, in which Jewish law and Jewish customs have not taken root.” By the end of the Middle Ages ( to AD), there were four identifiable groups of Jews in the Diaspora. God later confirmed that the Messiah would come from the line of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Genesis ). Jesus Christ is the ultimate reason why God chose Israel to be His special people. God did not need to have a chosen people, but He decided to do it that way. Jesus had to come from some nation of people, and God chose Israel. According to the Bible, it is because God has a special plan for the nation of Israel, and Satan wants to defeat that plan. Satanically influenced hatred of Israel—and especially Israel’s God—is the reason Israel’s neighbors have always wanted to see Israel destroyed. Israel Is God’s Land And Jews Are God’s People ‘The Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying: “To your descendants I have given this land; from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates’” (Genesis ). “I will make of you (Abraham) a great nation and I will bless you and make your name famous, and you will.
Book – Jewish History, Jewish Religion: The Weight of Three Thousand Years. Book – Jewish Fundamentalism In Israel. Book – Forcing God’s Hand. Radio – Jewish, Christian, & Muslim Fundamentalists Oppose ‘Road Map to Peace’ Book – Zealots for Zion: Inside Israel’s West Bank Settlement Movement. The Jewish mystical book, the Kabala, teaches that non-Jews are the embodiment of Satan, and that the world was created solely for the sake of Jews. Rabbi Kook, who achieved saintly status among his followers in Israel and the U.S., stated: “The difference between a Jewish soul and souls of non-Jews is greater and deeper than the. In Zionist Jews from all over the world came to Palestine and founded Israel. It was considered a “miracle” by Christians and a blessing from God. But immediately, the Jews began a bloody ethnic cleansing—a genocidal murder—of the resident Palestinians. Suddenly, things went . The Jewish historian Josephus reports that in 52 AD, Samaritans even massacred a group of Jews making pilgrimage to Jerusalem. For Jews, the name “Samaritan” became a curse word (John ). Even the disciples of Jesus were not fond of them and were .